Bread Baking for Beginners : The Essential Guide to Baking Kneaded Breads, No-Knead Breads, and Enriched Breads by Bonnie Ohara (free download), From beginning home baker to artisanal bread maker.
Baking a perfect loaf of bread is part science and part magic. Created from four simple ingredients of flour, yeast, water, and salt, breadmaking is one of the most difficult (and delicious) baking endeavors. Bread Baking for Beginners is a rare bread cookbook for true beginners to keep their bread baking on the rise.
Complete with step-by-step photographs and straightforward instructions, this beautiful bread cookbook offers a tasty collection of recipes for kneaded, no-knead, and enriched breads. In addition to important info on everything from prep and proof times to key terminology and kitchen essentials, this definitive bread cookbook covers you beyond the pan, addressing the perils of an unsuccessful bake.
From total scratch to your very first batch, this bread cookbook includes:
Knead to know-Discover the science behind the bread making process, popular techniques, and the tools needed to bake a fluffy, flavorful loaf.Stepping scones-Progress from a beginner’s, easy-to-master recipe into dozens of sweet and savory breads.From ‘doh’ to dough-Troubleshoot bread-specific issues with FAQs that address everything from burnt brioche to deflated baguettes.
Bread Baking for Beginners helps make artisan bread effortless, so you can share homemade loaves with the people you love.
“I can truly say that this is the only bread-making book that I have read from beginning to end, like a story. Bonnie takes her pupils by the hand and immerses them in a comprehensive conversation about the bread-making journey. With gentle encouragement, the reader is guided through bite-sized, digestible chunks of simple methodology and techniques. The baker is able to learn as they go. Bonnie masterfully invites the new baker to walk before they can run, starting with straightforward yeasted doughs, then adding inclusions, building ferments, and finally arriving at the recipe for her own bakery’s prized Alchemy Sourdough. Bonnie’s book is enabling and easy-to-understand. It’s a must-have for anyone embarking on the enriching and therapeutic endeavor of making good daily bread. How I wish I had begun my journey with this book!”–Tami Isaacs Pearce, owner and bread baker, Karma Bread Bakehouse
“It’s so nice to have a bread book that’s genuine in its commitment to help you succeed! Bonnie’s line in the book that says, “what I hope to do with this book is take you seriously from the start,” is exactly what every home baker wants and needs to hear. Her message is clear: Get back to basics, use your instincts, relish the small victories, make the bread how you want to eat it, create something good, share it. Real bread is attainable. Bread Baking for Beginners is an inviting framework for successful bread-making, and Bonnie is a truly generous host who invites you into her kitchen.”–Jess Wagoner, bread baker and production manager at A&J King Artisan Bakers.