Synopses & Reviews
The Bread Bible is the one book on the subject no kitchen should be without -- and now it's available in paperback. A trusted authority on baking, Beth Hensperger has brought together hundreds of time-tested recipes, both classic and intriguingly original, from Gruyere Pullman Loaf and Farm-Style White Bread with Cardamom to fragrant Tuscan Peasant Bread and Classic Buttermilk Biscuits. And don't just think loaves. Steamed Pecan Corn Bread, pancakes, golden brioches, flatbreads, focaccia, pizza dough, dinner rolls, dessert breads, strudels, breakfast buns -- the choices are endless. The recipes are foolproof, step-by-step, and easy-to-follow. Busy bakers will also appreciate the excellent selection of recipes for bread machines and food processors. With a glossary and easy-to follow tips such as how to store and reheat bread, The Bread Bible is "a keeper for anyone who likes to bake or plans to get started." -Chicago Tribune
"A homemade country loaf, freshly baked carrot-walnut coffee cake, and savory parmesan-chive scones don't require hours and experience in this Betty Crocker title, complete with 200 recipes. Home bakers can rejoice in no-knead breads, like the artisan bread, and quick, family-friendly desserts, including banana-toffee mini-cakes...this collection makes it possible for busy bakers to whip up selections, even on a weeknight, that include caramelized-onion focaccia, dinner rolls, and blackberry coffee cake...A solid and practical guide with 100 color photos." -Publishers Weekly
A trusted authority on baking brings together hundreds of time-tested recipes for breads--both classic and intriguingly original, from biscuits to brioches. This volume of easy-to-follow recipes includes a glossary and tips on how to store and reheat bread. Illustrations.
Trusted baking authority Beth Hensperger has brought together hundreds of time-tested bread recipes, both classic and intriguingly original--all foolproof, step-by-step, and easy-to-follow. Busy bakers will also appreciate the excellent selection of recipes for bread machines and food processors.
A Complete Guide to Baking Bread
Nothing is more basic or more versatile than bread. From a white loaf to quick-to-make muffins, bread is a well-loved staple. The Big Book of Bread
is a complete resource for both new and experienced cooks, with more than 200 recipes and 100 color photos. New bakers will find clear and easy-to-follow instructions, tips, techniques, and how-to photos to bake a range of breads, from classic yeast breads to friendly quick breads. More experienced bakers will enjoy new flavors and techniques to add to their repertoire.
This one-stop bread book will delight and encourage bakers of all levels of experience, with recipes for artisanal breads, no-knead breads, coffee cakes, scones, gluten-free recipes, bread machine recipes, pizza dough, and more.
About the Author
Beth Hensperger is an acclaimed San Francisco Bay Area-based food writer, cooking instructor, and bread maven who has written articles for Cooking Light, Shape, Bon Appetit, and Family Circle magazines among others and pens a weekly baking column in the San Jose Mercury News.