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No Need to Knead: Handmade Italian Breads in 90 Minutes
This sumptuous collection of recipes for eighty of Dunaways best loved breadsfilled with her wonderful illustrationsoffers recipes for such classic Italian breads as Focaccia, Filoncino, and Pane Casereccio (Housewifes Bread) and also traditional American breads like Skillet Cornbread and Sourdough Biscuits. With Dunaways revolutionary methods for easy baking, everyone can ...more
Published November 10th 1999 by Hyperion Books
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I found this book at the library and decided to check it out because of the title. My husband spent 2 years in Italy and LOVES Italian bread. I've dabbled a little in making American-style bread, but have been searching for a way to make those crusty, chewy breads that my husband adores. This book opened the door to "artisan" breads for me, and how easy they can be! I never knew that bread could be made without lots of kneading and hours of rising. There are several recipes for Italian breads, a ...more
Like the author I spent some time in Italy eating really fabulous bread only to return to the States with no source to feed the new addiction. These recipes are the closest I've come to the flat breads and table breads I experienced in Tuscany. That alone would be a reason to rave but the fact that they are easier and quicker than 'normal' bread recipes means I don't make anything else! I recommend getting a true french baguette pan though - the ones with the little tiny holes because it will ta ...more