Bread Baking for Beginners offers the easiest tutorials and recipes to make every bread lover into a home baker. Flour, yeast, water, and salt --even with the simplest of ingredients, making homemade bread can be a daunting task if you've never done it before. From total scratch to your first batch, Bread Baking for Beginners offers simple, user-friendly tutorials and recipes to mix, knead, and enjoy freshly baked loaves at home. Bonnie Ohara, a self-taught baker who runs a micro-bakery out of her own kitchen, preps home cooks with clear explanations of the bread making process and basic techniques. Complete with photographs to help guide you, this bread cookbook offers 32 recipes for kneaded breads, no-knead breads, and enriched breads that prove you can bake your bread, and eat it too. From mixing ingredients to taking your first loaf out of the oven, this bread cookbook shows new bakers how to do it all with: An essential introduction that thoroughly explains the bread making process, popular techniques, and basic equipment to stock your kitchen with Master recipe tutorials that accompany each chapter with a basic recipe formula, and progressively introduce new techniques as you advance through the recipes 32 fool-proof recipes that range from savory to sweet breads, and include Focaccia, Pizza, Whole Grains, Brioche, Challah, Sourdough, and more! When you're ready to get your hands floury, Bread Baking for Beginners serves up the recipes and tutorials you need to bring the aroma of perfectly baked loaves to your home.
A guide to making artisan breads practically and profitably, Bread Baking: An Artisan's Perspective includes step-by-step instructions on mixing, fermentation, shaping, proofing and retarding, and baking. Written for both experienced and novice bakers, Bread Baking contains more than 150 helpful photos and drawings that illustrate techniques and showcase beautiful artisan bread products. Covering the business of bread-making, this book features practical advice from successful artisan bakers as well as forty plus tested artisan bread formulas, including ciabatta, pain au levain, bagels, honey whole wheat, croissants, and many more. Artisan bread baker and teacher Dan DiMuzio provides invaluable information on troubleshooting, ingredients, laminated dough, and creating dough formulas. Professional bakers and baking and pastry students will benefit from this practical resource to artisan breads.
Edited by one of the world's leading authorities in the field, Bread Making: Improving Quality reviews key recent research on the ingredients determining bread characteristics. The text discusses what this information means for improved process control and a better, more consistent product. After an introductory review, Part 1 discusses such concepts as the structure and quality of wheat and flour, and methods for measuring quality. Part 2 covers dough formation and its impact on bread's structure and properties. This includes such concepts as foam formation and bread aeration, key ingredients, improving taste and nutritional properties, and the prevention of moulds and mycotoxin contamination.
Bread baking is the process of making bread no matter what type of bread it is. This is usually done by bakers in bakeries but this process can also be done at home even if you are not a baker. In other words, you can bake your own bread at home if you want to. As a matter of fact, there are several advantages of baking bread at home. One, it is healthier. This is because you are the one baking your bread meaning you know and you have full control over the ingredients you are putting in it. Two, bread baking at home is cheaper. This is because you are not baking for profit and since you have full control over the ingredients, it is up to you to decide whether to use expensive ingredients or not.
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You’ve got the time—why not make some bread? Who doesn’t love fresh bread? If you’re looking for a new hobby, baking bread is satisfying, useful, and surprisingly easy to do. In Bread Baking for Beginners, you’ll find plenty of options—from Italian Ciabatta to Cinnamon Swirl Sticky Buns. Make rolls for sandwiches, try your hand at tortillas, or indulge in irresistible doughnuts. There’s something to satisfy whatever it is you’re craving, especially if that something is something to do.
Bread has been part of our daily diet for centuries and it went from a simple, white bread to the variety we have today, from whole wheat to seed bread and even gluten-free or wheat-free bread. Even for our ancestors, bread was an important part of their diet and if we read the old books, we will find it mentioned there in a form or another. Nowadays, bread baking has turned into both and industry and an art, especially if you proud yourself to be making good quality bread, crusty on the outside and moist on the inside, fluffy and golden brown, with the best fragrance in the whole world. For me at least, that's what a good bread is and freshly made bread always makes me think about my childhood and those days when I sit with my grandma in the kitchen and she made bread, allowing me to help. For her it was a ritual and it has to be perfect in order to have a good bread, for me it was just a game which turned into a passion later on, but also a necessity when I couldn't find a bread to satisfy my taste on the market. Before giving you the recipes, bear in mind that making bread is not as hard as it looks and as long as you take into account a few tips, you can't go wrong. The first thing you have to know and never forget is that yeast is a living organism and it lives and expands only under certain conditions, especially temperature. When working with yeast, all your ingredients have to be warm, not hot nor cold, but warm enough, a bit higher than body temperature. If it's too hot, it will kill the yeast, if it's too cold, the yeast won't be able to feed and make the dough rise. As a baker, you learn a lot of things about this, but to sum it up in an easy to understand sentence, remember that all your ingredients, especially the liquid has to be warm enough for you to be able to hold your hand in there without burning nor having any kind of discomfort. Depending on the type of yeast used, you will have to either mix it into the flour first or let it bloom in liquid before adding the rest of the ingredients. Many recipes use a small quantity of sugar or other sweetener as well because yeast feeds on sugars then it releases carbon dioxide and make the dough rise. You will find in most recipes either vegetable oil or butter. Their main purpose is to make the dough richer, flavor it, but also preserve its moisture for a longer period of time. However, adding oil or butter also makes it more caloric. You can skip it, but don't be surprised to have a bread that dries out and crumbles easier. Recipes are made to be customized and no recipe is set in stone. And if there is one thing I learnt from this quest of finding the perfect bread, that is to never be afraid of the dough. Once it's risen, you can knead it and shape it as much as you want and start all over again if something goes wrong. So go ahead and experiment with the recipes found in the book, find your own favorite and have fun making it!
Don't like buying bread from the supermarket? Feel it does not have that homemade taste? Christine Rooney brings to you in this homemade bread cookbook, a great collection of quality homemade bread recipes for you to enjoy.
You are about to discover some of the simplest bread recipes for baking bread at home. This cookbook contains a nice collection of easy recipes to bake bread by hand with easy to follow directions. It is highly recommended for both experienced and beginner bakers. Are you ready to bake delicious, crisp, and healthy bread? Grab your copy now!