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Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day
distills the renowned baking instructor' s professional techniques down to the basics, delivering artisan bread recipes that anyone with flour and a fridge can make and bake with ease.
Reinhart begins with the simplest French bread, then moves on to familiar classics such as ciabatta, pizza dough, and soft sandwich loaves, and concludes with fresh specialty items like pretzels, crackers, croissants, and bagels. Each recipe is broken into "Do Ahead" and "On Baking Day" sections, making every step--from preparation through pulling pans from the oven–a breeze, whether you bought your loaf pan yesterday or decades ago. These doughs are engineered to work flawlessly for busy home bakers: most require only a straightforward mixing and overnight fermentation. The result is reliably superior flavor and texture on par with loaves from world-class artisan bakeries–and all with little hands-on time.
America's favorite baking instructor and innovator Peter Reinhart offers new time-saving techniques accompanied by full-color, step-by-step photos throughout so that in no time you'll be producing fresh batches of: Sourdough Baguettes • 50% and 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaves • Soft and Crusty Cheese Bread • English Muffins • Cinnamon Buns • Panettone • Hoagie Rolls • Chocolate Cinnamon Babka • Fruit-Filled Thumbprint Rolls • Danish • Best-Ever Biscuits
Best of all, these high-caliber doughs improve with a longer stay in the fridge, so you can mix once, then portion, proof, and bake whenever you feel like enjoying a piping hot treat.
"With 'no-knead' bread recipes all the rage now, expert baker Reinhart (Whole Grain Breads) has come back with a process that is slightly more involved but much more productive than the limited classic no-knead method, yielding all manner of sweet, savory and sandwich breads. He introduces a 'stretch and fold' technique that, combined with a slow rise and without the lengthy prefermentation that his and other artisan bakers' recipes usually require, means more freedom and less active work time, but still a very flavorful product. To make French baguettes, for example, only one brief knead is required; then, after an overnight or multiday rise, the dough is ready for shaping much better than being shackled to the kitchen for an entire morning for multiple rises, as is usually the case in baguette making. Other great breads, such as focaccia, soft cheese bread and even panettone, get similar preparation makeovers. Reinhart occasionally calls for a starter, but his carefully constructed, nonintimidating mother starter method should encourage the wary. For bakers who have come to bread through the no-knead route, Reinhart's thorough, detailed recipes offer a perfect way to expand their repertoire without getting their hands too sticky or giving up too much of their time, while those who are already fans will appreciate having a little more room in their schedule while still producing terrific breads." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Renowned baking instructor Peter Reinhart distills his professional
Renowned baking instructor Reinhart distills his professional techniques down to the basics, delivering artisan bread formulas that require minimal effort and time.
About the Author
PETER REINHART is a baking instructor and faculty member at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the cofounder of Brother Juniper’s Bakery in Santa Rosa, California, and is the author of seven books on bread baking, including Crust and Crumb, the 2002 James Beard Cookbook of the Year and IACP Cookbook of the Year, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, and the 2008 James Beard Award–winning Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Breads.
Table of Contents
FRENCH BREADS AND SOURDOUGH HEARTH BREADS
Classic French Bread
Pain à lAncienne Rustic Bread
Pain à lAncienne Focaccia
Pain au Levain
San Francisco Sourdough Bread
Neo-Neopolitan Pizza Dough
Sourdough Pizza Dough
50% Whole Grain R ustic Bread and Pizza Dough
100% Whole Grain Rustic Bread and Pizza Dough
Everyday 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
100% Whole Wheat Hearth Bread
100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Hearth Bread
Hoagie and Cheesesteak Rolls
Soft Sandwich Bread and Rolls
Soft Rye Sandwich Bread
Wild Rice and Onion Bread
Soft Cheese Bread
Crusty Cheese Bread
Crispy Rye and Seed Crackers
Flaky, Buttery Crackers
Coffee Crumb Cake
Fruit-Filled Thumbprint Rolls
Greek Christmas or Easter Bread
Hot Cross Buns
The Best Biscuits Ever