30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, maybe underrated?,
This review is from: Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (Hospitality) (Hardcover)
I own a number of baking books, but this is one of the few that I consider truely valuable. I return to it each weekend for quality, staple breads that I can use throughout the week.
The methods are clearly described (the quantities accurate!), the recipies varied and interesting. The emphasis here is on flavoursome, functional breads - not glamourous party pieces.
Some parts of the book are geared toward professional bakers. Some space has been devoted to commerical production and baking at a large scale. Because of this I wouldn't recommend the book to bakers who have just progressed beyond the breadmachine.
This doesn't put this book beyond the reach of homebakers however, and would be a great addition to the library of a confident home baker looking for a single, "catch all" resource.