This is a beautiful book from master baker Jan Hedh! We get to learn all about baking Italian, French, Swiss, German, English, Arabic and of course Swedish breads - this covers everything from healthy muesli bread to tasty Danish pastries. Hedh has spent several years working to develop the art of baking bread in Sweden. He is also a partner in the artisan bakery Peter's yard. He has collected recipes for the types of bread he particularly likes, mainly 'plain' breads such as loaves baked with sourdough, baguettes and ciabattas, bagels and pita bread, dinkel bread and chestnut bread, artichoke bread, bilberry bread, lemon bread and rye bread - and also English muffins, French chocolate bread and apple cake from the south of Sweden.We learn the basis for baking really good bread. What you must think about, which sorts of flour to use, how to make sourdough, how to get the bread to rise in a basket form or wrapped in a kitchen towel (instead of a baking plate) so it will be higher as well as more beautiful, how to knead the dough - for longer than you would think! - and oven times and temperatures.
The book is instructive and inspiring, full of facts and breathtakingly beautiful - a book for all who love to bake.