This award winning book is an invaluable guide on how to make simple contemporary bread. Richard Bertinet brings back the fun to breadmaking with his practical and easy approach so you will never want to buy a supermarket loaf again. He uses a method of 'working' the dough rather than 'kneading' it, allowing air and therefore lightness to prevail so you don't create that well-known home-made brick bread. The five chapters start with a basic bread - White, Olive Oil, Brown, Rye and Sweet - and from this 'parent' dough you can make a vast variety of breads really easily. There are breads for every occasion - bake a pile of scones for tea, make pizza dough with the kids or friends, impress your guests with puff balls for supper, knock up a tantalising focaccia for an informal lunch or treat yourself to a honey and lavender loaf for breakfast - the choices are endless as once you've mastered a 'parent' dough you can experiment with your own favourite flavours. Making any of these imaginative breads is bound to lighten your mood and brighten your meal.
Richard Bertinet trained as a baker in Brittany and at the Grand Moulin de Paris. After a position as Operations Director with the Novelli Group of restaurants Richard set up the Dough Co. in 2000. He then started The Bertinet Kitchen in 2005 in Bath and his cookery and baking classes sell out almost immediately. He is author of 'Crust' and 'Dough' and has just published a much anticipated book 'Cook: In a Class of Your Own' in April 2010.
Richard continues with his popular cookery and baking classes at Ther Bertinet Kitchen which sell out almost immediately and was named as the BBC Food Champion of the Year 2010 at the BBC Food & Farming Awards.