Baking Bread: Old and New Traditions by Beth Hensperger

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  • Hot cross buns with dried fruit and two glazes

    • ncollyer on April 19, 2019

      Delicious reliable recipe that I return to every year for this Easter treat. Really good toasted with butter.

  • Lemon-ricotta coffee cake

    • dinnermints on April 12, 2020

      Stunning and delicious; the lemon flavor really comes through. I added another 2 T flour to the filling; maybe it was looser because I could only source part-skim ricotta rather than whole milk. For braiding the first loaf, I followed the recipe's instructions, and it was a bit, ah, overly rustic. Then I found an online tutorial (Danish Pastry Braid with Almonds : Wild Flour - YouTube) and instead of 2" diagonal, cut 1" straight strips, and that worked far better. The end result was a bit dry-looking, so I followed the Wild Flour instructions and brushed them both with an apricot glaze (apricot preserves heated and then strained), and that really fancied them up.

  • Chocolate breakfast rolls

    • stef on September 15, 2017

      Family loved them

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  • ISBN 10 0811802280
  • ISBN 13 9780811802284
  • Published Sep 01 1992
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 172
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Chronicle Books
  • Imprint Chronicle Books

Publishers Text

In the tradition of its phenomenally successful companion volume, Bread, Baking Bread offers a practical guide to baking and over 100 easy-to-follow bread recipes for every taste and occasion. In chapters on American and European country breads, picnic breads, dinner rolls, waffles, brioches, holiday breads, and bruschette, this generously illustrated collection explores the full range of delicious bread possibilities. Detailed information on adapting recipes to the time-saving bread machine, a thorough explanation of basic bread-making techniques, over 50 innovative recipes for cheeses and spreads, and a complete glossary of newly available whole grains round out this comprehensive volume. Illustrated with beautiful full-color photographs, Baking Bread is an authoritative, inviting guide to the most satisfying of culinary crafts.

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