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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Opening with a comprehensive overview of the foundations – essential ingredients; hand techniques for kneading, scoring, and shaping; the basic process from hamelmna through baking – he lucidly guides bakers through all elements of this richly rewarding craft.

Return to Book Page. Here, he shares this experience, putting world-class artisanal loaves within reach of any serious baker. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. This beats them all by a mile. I loved that it made me feel confident at the beginning.

Many classic formulas here, and once you get his thinking you can extrapolate many more. The column formatted for the home baker is in imperial units pounds and ounces instead of metric. Highly recommended for the home cook wanting to experiment. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. It is a milestone in American bakers’ increasinglyserious approach to artisan baking.


His feedings are hugely wasteful, though View the discussion thread. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Hamelman’s directions, in contrast, are simple, with a thorough explanation about the methodology behind the formulas in each chapter.

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Talking Bread and Evolution with Jeffrey Hamelman

I’ve also found that the recipes are so good, they can withstand the baker’s experimenting with new methods. Readers willdiscover an anthology of recipes from the French, German, Italian,and Swiss traditions, patiently reconsidered and shared with greatgenerosity. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create brewd, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. It’s amazing and really pushes me to try new things as far as baking bread goes: Filled with photos and good drawings of various techniques, I’m sure this hamelmaan a terrific book for people bead are planning to start or improve their own bakeries.

Lots of info and techniques. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. You might find better recipes for a certain bread elsewhere, but his is really complete. Each time you make it it will be different. To include a recipe without recognizing our relationship to its origin is no longer sufficient. Bread is a very complex product.

Get to Know Us. This is my go-to bread baking book.

New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavor. It was not a wise decision to have “Baker’s notes” and other informative pages and paragraphs printed on a mellow blue background with a thin font. I knew from what was written there that it is not for the beginning baker or even for a casual home baker. Those happen to be my favorite types of bread; but I wouldn’t call that typical. So you won’t get “irish soda bread” or “anaconda bread” or many American classics. Heck, he barely has a classic white sandwich loaf here!


You may have to make the same recipe 10 times to get it great, but you will get close.

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Looking for beautiful books? The breads I’ve made from this book, though, have not turned out well. That makes it quite limiting and provincial, actually since the US is the ONLY country still using that outmoded system of measurement. It proved its value over and over, down to the sketches and photographs. I tried several of the recipes and had some successes, and some failures. Other variations for this versatile dough are the addition of ground black pepper, sesame seeds, or a mixture of sesame, poppy, and fennel seeds.

This book includes inventive and delectable formulas andillustrative graphics that clearly walk the reader through shapingsteps. Mar 28, Wouter rated it it was amazing. This bookis a gift to the world of artisan baking. Something you can always come back to for inspiration.