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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Nice book, shame about the recipe
on 1 June 2015
Great book, I even enjoyed the stories.
Loads of variation recipes and other stuff that I haven't got to yet.
There is a problem though. The formulas are a bit flaky, some errors in the calculations plus no mention for european users that our flour, generally, does not absorb as much water as US flour.
That meant I wasted 2Kg of flour trying the basic recipe out. I do have some high protein Canadian flour from Shipton Mill that may have been ok, but you live and learn!
There are some good articles explaining this, the best of which I saw was :-
That gives a revised recipe and explains the problem.
Would have been five stars, it's just a shame that the recipes were converted to grams but are just too wet :-(