Most reliable bread making books in English

A Listmania! list by Goût Alors! "Lekker..." (London, UK)
 
The Taste of Bread
1.  The Taste of Bread by James J. MacGuire
The list author says:
  "English translation of the definitive Le Gout de Pain; but beware, some of the mixes have been adjusted (?for the stronger N American flours)"
Used & New from: £568.40

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Special and Decorative Breads
2.  Special and Decorative Breads by Roland Bilheux
The list author says:
  "Includes almost every type of French bread; it's detailed and technical, and fun; one of two volumes"
Used & New from: £470.58

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Special and Decorative Breads: Traditional, Regional and Special Breads, Fancy Breads - Viennese Pasteries - Croissants, Brioches - Decorative Breads
3.  Special and Decorative Breads: Traditional, Regional and Special Breads, Fancy Breads - Viennese Pasteries - Croissants, Brioches - Decorative Breads by Alain Couet
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  "Second of two volumes"
Used & New from: £171.90

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Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (Hospitality)
4.  Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (Hospitality) by Jeffrey Hamelman
The list author says:
  "The only, generally available book about US breads that takes the approach of a professional baker; this book deserves to be better known"
£47.92   Used & New from: £20.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads
5.  Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads by Bernard Clayton
The list author says:
  "Of interest because of the very broad range of typical breads using N American flour"
£22.25   Used & New from: £5.34
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Breads of France: And How to Bake Them in Your Own Kitchen (Culinary Classics & Curios)
6.  The Breads of France: And How to Bake Them in Your Own Kitchen (Culinary Classics & Curios) by Bernard Clayton
The list author says:
  "Bernard Clayton manages to capture much of the French baking method and is a useful foil to the structured approach of Prof Calvel"
Used & New from: £14.71
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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English Bread and Yeast Cookery (Cookery Library)
7.  English Bread and Yeast Cookery (Cookery Library) by Elizabeth David
The list author says:
  "This book remains the definitive historical reference on English breads"
£13.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

"Sunday Times" Book of Real Bread
8.  "Sunday Times" Book of Real Bread by Michael Bateman
The list author says:
  "The UK's answer to Bernard Clayton's definitive guide to US breads"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Crust: Bread to Get Your Teeth into
9.  Crust: Bread to Get Your Teeth into by Richard Bertinet
The list author says:
  "Whereas Bertinet's first book 'Dough' was frothy, this has a great DVD demonstrating some of the French bread techniques which are 80% of the quality of a finished loaf"
Used & New from: £13.33
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 06/01/2008
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