Synopses & Reviews
Nothing says home like the aroma of bread hot from the oven. Even in its simplest form, a humble product of flour, water, and yeast, the handmade loaf plays a starring role in any cook's repertoire, Bread, with more than 100 outstanding original recipes, is a celebration of this most satisfying of the basic culinary arts. From its old-fashioned Italian peasant rolls to sophisticated champignon brioche, from quick biscuits to elaborate coffee cakes, author Beth Hensperger's Bread has something to match every taste and fit every occasion. There are savory breads for elegant dinners, picnic breads for sunny days, whole-grain breads for the energetic morning, tea breads for the late afternoon. You'll also find recipes for flavored butters, cheese spreads, mustards, and jams. Beautiful full-color photographs and clear, comprehensive instructions are found throughout these pages, inspiring the old hand and smoothly launching the first-time bread baker.