The Bread Book by Anthony Blake and Linda Collister

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  • ISBN 10 1585744476
  • ISBN 13 9781585744473
  • Published Jul 01 2002
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Lyons Press
  • Imprint Lyons Press

Publishers Text

Around the world, for thousands of years, freshly baked breads have provided wholesome sustenance for the body and symbolic warmth for the soul. "The Bread Book" is a gorgeous compendium of the world's most delicious, best-loved breads, complete with step-by-step directions for baking them.

These extraordinary, authentic recipes are personally recommended and used by four-star chefs and local cooking masters in countries and cultures spanning the continents. More than 130 recipes are provided, ranging from the traditional Native American fry bread to the contemporary ciabatta loaves of Italy. Included are recipes for hearty basic breads, robust savory breads, mouthwatering and timesaving quick breads, distinctive sourdough and rye breads, cakelike fruit and nut breads, sumptuous enriched doughs, and ethnic fried doughs -- as well as exceptional recipes for coffee cakes, pastries, and more.

Every recipe is accompanied by thorough step-by-step directions -- all beautifully illustrated with full-color how-to photographs. Complete with personal anecdotes, helpful tips, and information on ingredients, "The Bread Book" is an essential guide to perfecting the fine art of baking world-class gourmet breads.

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