Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads

Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads

Paperback(30th Anniversary Edition)

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Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads by Bernard Clayton, Donnie Cameron

From the bestselling author of The New Complete Book of Breads comes the thirtieth anniversary edition of this classic baking book, now in trade paperback. In this exhaustive volume, you'll find recipes for every imaginable type of bread, from white and rye to cheese, herb, French, and Italian breads. Croissants, brioches, flat breads, and crackers are covered in depth as well. Home bakers will find an extraordinary range of variety, nearly enough to supply a new bread a day for a year. There are wheat breads — Honey-Lemon, Walnut, Buttermilk; sourdough breads; corn breads; breads flavored with herbs or spices or enriched with cheese or fruits and nuts; and little breads — Kaiser Rolls, Grandmother's Southern Biscuits, English Muffins, and Popovers, to name a few. For the baker who observes the holidays with a fresh loaf there are Challah and Italian Panettone.

Clayton also covers topics like starters and storing and freezing breads, and devotes an entire chapter to "What Went Wrong — and How to Make It Right." Perfect for all levels of bakers, this book walks the novice through the steps and encourages the advanced baker to try new variations on recipes.

Devoted fans of Bernard Clayton will be thrilled with this easy-to-use paperback edition and delighted to see old favorites and try new ones. This is the definitive edition of the classic baking book that every good cook should own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743287098
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/03/2006
Edition description: 30th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 231,481
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Bernard Clayton Jr. began his career as a reporter and foreign correspondent; baking and cooking were his hobbies. He has been writing cookbooks for more than thirty years. When Mr. Clayton travels, he investigates historical and regional recipes, conversing with cooks and bakers around the world. He is the author of numerous cookbooks, including Bernard Clayton's Cooking Across America, The Complete Book of Pastry, and The Breads of France. He lives with his wife in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the way each recipe is organized for hand method, mixer or food processer. It is easy to understand the total elapsed time (effort) involved in each recipe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have the hardback edition of this book and it is absolutely the most accurate bread book I have ever used. I have used this book so much that it is coming off the binding. He also covers making doggie biscuits, model bread, and an adobe bread oven.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many great recipes and the instructions are very descriptive which is a great help for a first time bread maker.
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mgonzo More than 1 year ago
Tag line pretty much sums it up. This book is a good book, good information, but it lacks a depth or breadth of information of recipes. I've tried one bread a week though, and there are some fantastic tasting specimens. I recommend having it, but would have another book on hand for more variety of recipes.
donnald More than 1 year ago
every recipe is easy to follow and has turned out wonderful. like the commentaries on where the recipe is from
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an absolute joy. Clayton's tales help illustrate the history behind the breads and make this book as enjoyable as any novel. I was amazed at how much I enjoyed baking out of this book. A wonderful resource for anyone who really enjoys baking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even if you've never baked bread from scratch, this book will have you making perfect loaves just like your grandmother did (or should have) in no time. The writing is entertaining, the instructions clear and informative. Mr. Clayton includes instructions for hand-kneading and mixing or optional machine baking (food processer, automatic mixer). I constantly get compliments on my home-baked bread. I have not had a failed loaf since I found this book. Buy it, bake, and enjoy.