The Bread Book by Linda Collister and Anthony Blake

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  • jluvs2bake on November 10, 2017

    Peach Couronne p. 132 It's award-winning :)

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  • ISBN 10 1585740578
  • ISBN 13 9781585740574
  • Published Mar 01 2000
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Edition 1st
  • Publisher Lyons Press

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Around the world, for thousands of years, freshly baked breads have provided wholesome sustenance for the body and symbolic warmth for the soul. This 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. Over 130 different 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, mouth-watering and time-saving quick breads, distinctive sourdough and rye breads, cakelike fruit and nut breads, sumptuous enriched doughs and ethnic fried doughs - as well as other 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, this is an essential guide to perfecting the fine art of baking world-class gourmet breads.

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