The River Cottage Bread Handbook

The River Cottage Bread Handbook

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The River Cottage farm, established by British food personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to promote high-quality, local, and sustainable food, has inspired a television series, restaurants and classes, and a hit series of books. In this new addition to the award-winning collection, River Cottage baking instructor Daniel Stevens shares his irrepressible enthusiasm and knowledge to help you bake better bread. From familiar classics such as ciabatta and pizza dough , to new challenges like potato bread , rye loaves , tortillas , naan , croissants , doughnuts , and bagels , each easy-to-follow recipe is accompanied by full-color, step-by-step photos. There's even an in-depth chapter on building your own backyard wood-fired oven.
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, [2010], ©2010
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781580081863
Branch Call Number: 641.815 St
Description: 223 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm


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Nov 17, 2018

Great book with fantastic, practical recipes.

Oct 11, 2011

A bread recipe book with just the essentials in text and photographs. The author provides a helpful "troubleshooting" list to help overcome common problems. This cookbook uses metric measures and British terminology that may be unfamiliar to some Canadian readers. The book concludes with an informative chapter on how to build a clay oven.

Jan 13, 2011

I enjoyed using this book but found many of the bread recipes required more water than was given in the recipe - frequently half again as much. Also I had to adapt for non-instant yeast. But I now have a much better idea of the process which should make results more predictable.

Nov 17, 2010

British. Many measurements are by weight, although there are conversion charts near the back. Many recipes use non-wheat flours.


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