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A much more serious bread book than I was after.

Each recipe clearly outlines the key stages, with easy-to-usecharts that list ingredients in both American and metric measures,quantities appropriate for home baking, and baker’s percentages. Here, he shares this experience, putting world-class artisanal loaves within reach of any serious baker.

She also works as a translator and interpreter.

Mar 24, Bill T. I simply didn’t have the time to spend closely following Reinhart’s recipes. Thank you so much for all the replies and insight. Once cool, the bread sticks can be stored in airtight containers for up to 5 days. Whether you’re an aspiring or practicing professional baker or adedicated home hobbyist, Bread is the ultimate resource foralmost any variety of bread you can imagine. Oh, and I suggest avoid the second edition — he switched to a sans-serif font that, in my opinion, renders it much harder to read.

I will continue to use this book to enhance my skills. For large-scale production of grissini 50 dozen or morea full-sized spiral mixer can be used. Those happen to be my favorite types of bread; but I wouldn’t call that typical.

In other words, you pretty much have to make each of his recipes your own. Almost wholly doing whole-wheat sourdough variations.

Sidebars accompany eachrecipe and section with valuable tips, from the subtle art oftasting and evaluating breads to the perfect fare to complementVollkornbrot.

My only mild quibble is that I wish the amounts for the home baker were given in metric as well as imperial. You need to have a basic level of knowledge of breads and bread making to fully appreciate and use this book to it’s max.


An alternative means of dividing the dough is to press it into a flat rectangle on a floured bench and cut it into thin strips with a pizza wheel.

Hamelman, a professional baker for nearly three decades, was hamelmn member of the United States national baking team that won first place in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, the bread-baking World Cup.

Bread : A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes

Your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about cheese, from the cheesiest recipes to the best dairy adventures around the world. Thing to know about Hamelman, he assumes you know the basics Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

He is steady and studied. That said, I waited 6 or more months after being on a bread blog and learning to make sourdough breads to buy it.

I just was watching some tutorials on youtube and found a certain instructor very likable, and clear in his instruction style. I wishthat I had this book to guide haelman when I started my life as a breadbaker 42 years ago. In this updated hamelmsn covers the gradual evolution of bfead craft, adding 40 newrecipes and incorporating the important technique of handmixing.

It helped me get out of my old routine. I have one of Reinhart’s books BBA, it didn’t speak to me and Forkish’s book started my Sourdough venture with that one, and I like it a lotand also Tartine. Jan 26, Stacy rated it liked it.

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I cannot believe how low contrast the text is in this book, with dark gray-silver, highly reflective ink throughout, sometimes on breadd gray backgrounds, obviously printed that way by choice. The only flaw is not one of the author’s but rather a design one.

That is if you like spending time in preparing and baking foods. But it turns out that Hamelman’s idea of “a baker” is one who is running a bakery, not someone like me who has a little kitchen, enough room in the oven for two loaves of bread, and not quite enough counter space for them once they are cooling.


He also leaves out many hand-holding steps he hamleman you know. Do so and you will be rewarded with truly wonderful bread. The book is an outstanding guide. The recipes in the book have ingredients lists for making loaves at a time. He also leaves out many hand-holding steps he assumes you know. His clearexplanation of challenging ingredient functions and food scienceare key stepping stones for professionals improving their skills.

The only thing that I really disliked are th Hands down the best book I’ve read so far on bread when it comes to technical side of it all ingredients, shaping, proofing, baking, commercial side, recipes, Read reviews that mention home baker king arthur bread baking home bakers jeffrey hamelman bread making peter reinhart bakers percentages bread book bread books second edition baking bread professional baker master baker easy to follow making bread bread baker professional bakers final dough vermont sourdough.

And what you will hamelkan learning with the effort and this book is how to get a truly good bread to eat. I’m still glad I began with Forkish.

In a planetary-style mixer, mix on first speed until the ingredients are incorporated, about 3 minutes.

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Then I skimmed many recipes and decided I may never be a fancy bread baker. Lists with This Book. Like I said enthusiastic Books by Jeffrey Hamelman. See all reviews.