Ultimate Bread

Ultimate Bread

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by Eric Treuille, Ian O'Leary, Ursula Ferrigno
     
 
You don't have to go to San Francisco for sourdough, to Italy for ciabatta, or to Germany for Pumpernickel. All these recipes and many more are found in Ultimate Bread. Step-by-step sequences and easy-to-follow text takes the mystery out of breadmaking. Baking essentials and basic techniques are included, too. Ultimate Bread guarantees the pleasure that

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You don't have to go to San Francisco for sourdough, to Italy for ciabatta, or to Germany for Pumpernickel. All these recipes and many more are found in Ultimate Bread. Step-by-step sequences and easy-to-follow text takes the mystery out of breadmaking. Baking essentials and basic techniques are included, too. Ultimate Bread guarantees the pleasure that making and eating your own bread brings! Features over 100 superb recipes .Photos of all the basic ingredients including fillings and flavorings .Companion volume of Ultimate Chocolate, Ultimate Cake, and Ultimate Pasta.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Combine DK's gorgeous visuals with two authors skilled in the art of breadmaking, and you have the perfect book for anyone who has ever been afraid to try baking bread. Treuille, who coauthored Le Cordon Bleu Complete Cooking Techniques (Murdoch, 1997), and Ferrigno, whose last cookbook was Pizza, Pasta, and Polenta (Merehurst, 1995), begin with fundamentals such as essential ingredients and equipment before turning to basic techniques such as kneading and using a starter. Recipes for more than 100 different kinds of breads, including quick, flat, and festive breads, are offered. Each recipe has clear, precise step-by-step instructions with both metric and nonmetric measurements and time estimates. While there is no shortage of bread books to choose from, including The Book of Bread (LJ 1/97), which focuses solely on the history of bread, Ultimate Bread is an essential choice for all public libraries and any academic library with an interest in the baking arts.--John Charles, Scottsdale P.L., AZ
Booknews
Collects 100-plus international bread recipes. A gallery of close-up photographs of breads, from Italian ciabatta to American cornsticks, is followed by sections on basic essentials and techniques which feature descriptions and color illustrations that show the ideal consistency of the dough at every stage--mixing, kneading, shaping, proving, creating special shapes, glazing, and topping. Includes trouble-shooting tips and a glossary of terms. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789435132
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.66(d)

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Ultimate Bread 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for novice bread bakers. The step-by-step instructions are very easy to follow. There are excellent and beautiful photographs throughout (as is standard in DK books), and all of the mysterious bread terms are well-explained and demonstrated. I've not yet baked a bad loaf from a recipe in this book, and I've had it for over 5 years! Two favorite recipes are Mantovana (p. 114) and Focaccia Con Olive (p. 107), but I'm half-Italian, so maybe I'm biased toward Italian breads!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I bought this book one day, never making bread before. It has an easy step by step guide to baking wonderful breads. My friends and family were so proud. This book has beautiful illustrations and historical tidbits on each bread which I enjoyed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter had checked this out of the library so many times she was literally wearing it out. Excellent receipes, easy to follow, historical tidbits and Great Graphics. got her one for xmas last year and it is well used and loved. I have told her I need one this year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for anyone who loves to make bread. It starts out with how tos and great visuals. The recipes are fabulous!