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Bread for All Seasons
This includes over eighty recipes for tempting, homemade breads, sure to become an integral part of your baking repertoire all year round. Inspired by a wide range of international traditions, and enhanced by a cornucopia of fresh, seasonal ingredients, this stunningly illustrated cookbook brings the joys of baking bread home to your kitchen.
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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I have been experimenting with bread making for a few months ago and somehow was led to this book. I had read Artisan bread in 5 minutes a day and apparently was the only person in the universe who didn't find the book to be that useful (the container with the bread dough took up half my fridge.. I only got 2.5 loaves out of each batch.. and I set off the smoke alarm in my house TWICE heating up the baking pan sprinkled w/ cornmeal...) so I was looking for something else. I find bread making to ...more
There are some delicious recipes in this book, but part of how I rate cookbooks is by their functionality in actual use. On strength of the recipes, this should easily be a four star book. That's great if you're just going to read it like a novel, but cookbooks are (supposedly) meant to be used. The font is tiny, the page layout is cluttered (so easy to lose your place while cooking), and the book won't lie flat. If you try to make it lie flat, you crack the spine and then the pages come out alt ...more
Beth Hensperger is a passionate professional- and home- baker who is both extremely creative and extraordinarily prolific as an author and developer of quality recipes. Her training included a ten-year apprenticeship as a restaurant and hotel pastry chef as well as having her own custom wedding cake business and attending classes given by some of the top bakers in America. Though restaurant traine ...moreMore about Beth Hensperger...