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Pastry by Richard Bertinet
Pastry by Richard Bertinet
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I spent two days with Richard in a class at his cookery school in Bath and just prior to that I bought his book Pastry. I can now make beautiful pastry with little effort. Richard has taught me how to make the crispiest & flakiest pastry ever with no soggy bottoms! His techniques are simple yet effective. For years I have read cookery books and watched endless programmes of top chefs and cooks supposedly telling you how to make the best pastry. Richard informs you of the best butter to use, how to soften it without getting it warm, how to flake into the flour (and no you don't rub it until it dissapears and forms tiny breadcrumbs like most chefs tell you to do!) I like his down to earth… Read more
Dough by Richard Bertinet
Dough by Richard Bertinet
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing bread!, 6 Feb 2012
I have been making bread for a few years now and I have been using my Kitchen Aid to knead the dough as it does take out a lot of the hard work, plus you can get on with other things whilst the Kitchen Aid is doing it's stuff. My bread in the past had been good but........I have just discovered Richard Bertinet!! I bought this book because I was looking for some inspiration to improve my bread making and I saw all the good reviews. I have also bought Paul Hollywood's 100 Great Breads for the same inspiration but it didn't happen. I am overjoyed to discover Richard, his method of kneading has revolutionised my bread making. This is a fantastic book, lovely pictures and yes my bread looks… Read more
100 Great Breads: Artisanal homemade bread recipes&hellip by Paul Hollywood
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is not the best bread making book. Paul Hollywood goes to great lengths on TV to explain and emphasise the importance of kneading / the use of yeast yet this books lacks the flair I was hoping for from this famous baker. His recipe for Foccacia (and there are several of them!) differs to that of the recipe found on the web under his own signature - and I mean the quantities of water etc, not flavoured ingredients. It's confusing especially when he makes such a big deal of it on the TV series - Great British Bake off. How can he change his mind on the quantities of water needed to make the same bread recipe?! It mentions nothing in the book of the dough being "hard to handle" and very… Read more

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