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Special and Decorative Breads (The Professional French Pastry Series, Vol. 3) [Hardcover]

Roland Bilheux , Alain Escoffier , Daniel Herve , Jean-Marie Pouradier , Jean Chazalon , Pierre Michalet

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Sep 1989
This is an invaluable guide to the artisan style of bread baking in France. Includes techniques for the beginner and experienced professional.
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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: CICEM & Van Nostrand Reinhold; 1st English language edition (Sep 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0442319541
  • ISBN-13: 978-0442319540
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 20.3 x 3.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,919,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for the professional bread baker. 23 Oct 1999
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This book is an excelient book for both professional and student bakers. Not only does the book introduce the basics of bread baking, it also goes into the chemistry aspects of baking. This wonderful book offers a number of fasinating pictures that show many diffrent folds, rolls and techniques of developing dough. I highly recomend this book for someone who is interested in becoming a professional baker like myself.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A phenomenal book! 4 Nov 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This book is absolutely amazing, although it is geared towards the professional baker. There are great photographs of some of the decorative pieces, as well as helpful charts and tables. There are recipes for a number of unusual breads, as well as how to form animals, letters, woven bread baskets, wagons, and many other unusual and impressive breads. This is a great book for anyone interested in the nitty-gritty on bread-making and bread-shaping.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Professional Bread Baker Master Class 14 Nov 2006
By jerry i h - Published on Amazon.com
If you are a seasoned bread baker, manager or owner of a small neighborhood bakery, this book is a must-have. It has hard to find information that will be extremely useful to you. This book is a valuable reference for professionals.

The first 30 pages is formal information on bread making techniques and ingredients in the professional bakery (e.g. base temperature calculations).

It has almost 50 recipes for specialty and flavored bread. These are extremely profitable, as they represent bread you can charge more for. If you are already doing standard breads, you should be able to do all the breads in this section without any additional difficulty. In addition, they will allow you to present good variety to your customers. The recipes are geared for about a dozen loaves, just about right for a neighborhood bakery.

It presents about 2 dozen different bread shapes that you can mostly apply to breads you are already making.

The second half of the book is devoted to bread sculpture, for those who feel artistic or who need a start for a professional competition.
5.0 out of 5 stars Old beautiful bread book 13 Jun 2014
By Humberto Bolanos - Published on Amazon.com
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Great professional book!!! Very interesting recipes like seaweed bread and in general a must for people interested in artisan methods, I real ley recomend it.
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