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Gail's Artisan Bakery Cookbook [Kindle Edition]

Roy Levy , Gail Mejia
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“Good bread begins with just four honest ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast. Nothing could be simpler and yet nothing is more gratifying.” GAIL’s

Since opening the first GAIL’s in 2005, the team behind London’s most inviting artisan bakery has been on a mission to bring high-quality, handmade bread and delicious vibrant food to local communities. In this, their first, stunning cookbook, GAIL’s take us through the day with inventive, fresh recipes.

This abundant recipe book brings the spirit of GAIL’s alive. It starts with the essential how-to’s of mixing, kneading and shaping loaves before going on to offer over 100 varied savoury and sweet recipes inspired by the simplicity of cooking good bread and all the delicious mealtime possibilities around it.

GAIL’s will encourage you to try your hand at a basic foolproof bloomer, bake a satisfying sourdough, create morning muffins and pastries, bold salads, flavoursome pies, appetizing tarts and sandwiches, easy afternoon biscuits and cakes, and finally cook delicious savoury meals and desserts for supper.

Simply divided into Baker’s Essentials, Bread, Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Supper, the GAIL’s Cookbook includes:

White poppy seed bloomer

French dark sourdough

Wholemeal loaf


Brioche plum and ginger pudding

Buckwheat pancakes with caramelised apples and salted butter honey

Pizza Bianca with violet artichokes and burrata

Truffle, raclette and roast shallot toastie

Teatime sandwiches

Savoury scones & fruit scones

Red quinoa and smokey aubergine yoghurt salad

Baked sardines with sourdough crumbs and heritage tomato salad

Fregola and chicken salad

Baked bread and chicken soup

Tuna Nicoise on toast

Sourdough lasagna

Root vegetable and Fontina bake

Leek and goat’s cheese picnic loaf

Brown sourdough ice cream with raspberry

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"Gail's bakeries are loved by many and touted by some as the best in London with branches all over the city." (

Book Description

The much-anticipated, beautiful cookbook from London’s most popular neighbourhood bakery.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 56740 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #162,089 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By funrun
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I very much enjoy the food from Gail's and was looking forward to reproducing it at home (or at least trying to). The one recipe I wanted was not included, despite photographs of the chocolate brownies with white chocolate appearing in two photographs in the book. I've tried to make the sourdough twice, but on both occasions it looked and felt like a very heavy pitta doorstop. Great flavour but too much water. I'm going back to the usual recipes by Thomas Keller and Paul Hollywood, which work brilliantly every time. This book is destined to sit, unloved, at he back of my cupboard.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Very disappointed. I had bought this based on a magazine review but have sent it back. It was more into cakes than bread.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing recipes 30 Mar. 2015
I am a fan of Gail's bakery and so I bought this book in the hope of recreating the bread and croissants at home. The book looks lovely but the recipes are really disappointing. I tried the croissants and sour dough recipes and both did not turn out well at all. I would suggest that the croissant recipe has not been properly tested as the dimensions in the instructions were completely out - not helpful as it is a really time consuming and difficult process to make croissants at home as it is! It's also makes far too much dough for a home baker so if you do try this recipe, halve the quantities. I agree with the other reviewer that Paul Hollywood's baking books are far more reliable, and I also go back time and time again to the River Cottage bread handbook.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The food is great. I wouldn't be able to find them in any other resource alltogether. But some recipes are missing important details and some don't match the exact quantities.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mayonnaise recipe doesn't work 3 July 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Whilst the recipes in this book all look great, they also more often than not look like they could be quite labour-intensive - I was therefore delighted to find a recipe for mayonnaise which can purportedly be made with a stick blender, promising fine mayonnaise with no more than a minute's blending… Having followed the recipe to a T (it's what I do best in this life), I ended up with a (briefly emulsified) orange liquid, like no mayonnaise I have ever seen and the like of which I hope never to see again. Are the volumes perhaps wrong? A shame - the effortlessness really appealed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 May 2015
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great book
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny "joyfull" 2 Nov. 2014
By Piella
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is one of the best no nonsense and honest baking book that I have read. It is now one of my keep near me books for recipes, love it.
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