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Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes, 2nd Edition

Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes, 2nd Edition

Jeffrey Hamelman

ISBN: 978-1-118-54888-2

Nov 2012

496 pages



When Bread was first published in 2004, it received the Julia Child Award for best First Book and became an instant classic.  Hailed as a “masterwork of bread baking literature,” Jeffrey Hamelman’s Bread features 140 detailed, step-by-step formulas for versatile sourdough ryes; numerous breads made with pre-ferments; and simple, straight dough loaves.  Here, the bread baker and student will discover a diverse collection of flavors, tastes, and textures; hundreds of drawings that vividly illustrate techniques; and four-color photographs of finished and decorative breads.

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  • Features 140 bread formulas (including 30 new breads)
  • 252 illustrations of step-by-step techniques
  • 41 full-color photographs
  • Updated information on working with locally grown whole grains, understanding trends in milling technology, and teaching hand mixing techniques
  • Jeffrey Hamelman, winner of the 1996 Coupe du Monde, provides bakers with the appropriate tools to master bread making, with hundreds of drawings and many color photographs.
  • Bread contains 140 detailed, step-by-step formulas for a vast array of breads, including Swiss Farmhouse Bread, German Farmer’s Bread, and Baguettes de Tradition.  
  • Sidebars accompany each recipe and section with valuable tips, from the subtle art of tasting and evaluating breads.