Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Simply Great Breads: Sweet and Savory Yeasted Treats from America's Premier Artisan Baker by Daniel Leader, Lauren Chattman
If bread is the staff of life, then this book by renowned artisanal baker Daniel Leader is every home baker’s must-have cookbook. Featuring an amazing array of incredible delicacies made with yeast, it’s the perfect combination of easy and sophisticated recipes, with the keys to unlocking basics of working with yeasted doughs. Who can resist a collection of 50 mouthwatering treats, essential recipes for everyone who loves bread? The menu includes must-bake breakfast classics like crumpets and English muffins, and the three irresistible Bs: bagels, brioche, and bialys … timeless favorites such as Parker House rolls, ciabatta, and challah … plus waffles, cider doughnuts, beignets, babka, and monkey bread. Bakers of all skill levels will learn tips and trade secrets from Leader, who has shared his vast knowledge with people around the world.
This book is full of great recipes and beautiful pictures to tempt you. Each recipe is given in metric/ounces together. You don't have to go and figure it out, there are wonderful detailed instructions. We loved the Monkey Bread, and are planning to make the grilled pizza over the summer. There are so many recipes here....ever want to make your own English Muffins? How about Ciabatta or Navajo Fry Bread? Your in for a real treat with this book, it is a real treasure!
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