Synopses & Reviews
There is nothing so fundamental, and yet so versatile, as bread. From elegant, slender French baguettes to crusty Italian loaves, from rich cinnamon rolls to airy brioche, there is a type to please every palate. In this informal and practical guide for the novice bread baker, with a palette of dependable and delicious recipes for the more advanced baker, bread expert Beth Hensperger turns her attention to the basics. She takes you step-by-step through the process of breadmaking and through increasingly intricate and rewarding recipes. You will learn to develop your own feel for working with yeast, flours, and all the other ingredients, and will gain the skills and experience to help you create your own variations. Whether you're baking regularly to add grain to your diet or every now and then as a special treat, Beth Hensberger shows how breadmaking can be a relaxing, creative process a gift to yourself as well as to your friends and loved ones.
"Breadmaking is an art. Beth Hensberger turns teaching you how to make bread into an art, too." Elaine Corn, author of Now You're Cooking: Everything a Beginner Needs to Know to Start Cooking Today
"What a joy to bake Beth's breads! The recipes are foolproof, the techniques soul-satisfying, and the results delectable. Her meticulous instructions guide the novice baker to turn out perfect loaves every time. And the experienced cook will delight in a prize-winning collection of great breads." Lou Seibert Pappas, author of Biscotti, Cheescake, and Pesto