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Ultimate Bread by Eric Treuille and Ursula Ferrigno

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  • German country-style rye bread (Landbrot)

    • manycookbooks on March 10, 2019

      This recipe is seriously flawed, unless I missed something. After making the starter, which, despite fresh yeast, did not become very "bubbly", the instructions follow to make the dough. Step 2 indicates that you should "mix the flours in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the dissolved yeast and starter" (so far, so good). After mixing, the mixture is supposed to be a "thick batter", but it's more like a heavy bowl of sludge. It did not "sponge" and get frothy! Even worse, in step 4, you are to add the "fermented batter" and "mix in the flour"! Excuse me, but didn't we already do that in step 2? The entire recipe is very poorly described and I needn't tell you about the dismal result! Not only does the dough need "proofing" correctly, but the recipe needs "proofreading"!

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Reviews about this book

  • Farmgirl Fare

    If you learn best by looking at pictures, then this is definitely the book for you...And while it's a perfect book for beginners...many experienced bakers would also enjoy it.

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  • ISBN 10 0789435136
  • ISBN 13 9780789435132
  • Published Sep 15 1998
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 168
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
  • Imprint DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

Publishers Text

Ultimate Bread brings bread-making to the home kitchen in an exquisitely illustrated primer.

After visiting a gallery of the world's breads, the authors, French-born baker Eric Treuille, and Italian-born baker, Ursula Ferrigno, introduce you to the "Baking Essentials" a complete illustrated guide to the key ingredients and equipment used in breadmaking. Then it's time for the "Basic Techniques" -- mixing, kneading, shaping, and baking -- that turn the humble ingredients of flour, water and yeast into an amazing assortment of breads. Never again will you wonder how your dough should look after the first knead or how the crust should feel when it comes out of the oven. The step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions demystify all the steps. The heart and soul of Ultimate Bread, however, is the more the 100 inspiring recipes drawn from bread-making traditions around the world. Each bread is a variation on a simple theme: flour, water, leaven, and time. It's best to begin with the starter bread recipes which utilize methods illustrated in the basic techniques. When ready to move beyond the basics, flavored breads provide an extra taste dimension, while enriched breads transform basic bread dough with the addition of oil, butter, and eggs. Quick, flat and festive breads offer delicious possibilities from around the world. After working through the recipes in this book, your repertoire will range from simple Pain Ordinaire (Basic White Bread) to the grand and festive Panettone (Milanese Christmas Bread).


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