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Tartine Book No. 3
Tartine Book No. 3
by Robertson, Chad
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.98

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! But not easy!,, 23 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Tartine Book No. 3 (Hardcover)
Just perfect, another classic by Chad Robertson. It contains a huge variety of methods and recipes, even down to pastries. It's an Essential for all bread lovers.

Edit: 1 star removed. To get some of these breads right requires more than just following the instructions, they will take some significant effort finding flours that suit the method, and some adaption in the process. By that I am not talking about the rare flours, just the standard wheat flours. Most of the bread I make is based on Chads original book, which completely changed my ideas on bread making. I use lower protein flours than the usual strong white, which a lot of books favour for reasons I won't go into right now, but using my usual blends with book no 3 prompted failure after failure. It's a given that breads with high wholegrain content won't bloom as would a standard loaf, but I had assumed (wrongly) that the method would negate this usual behaviour and would achieve the amazing results as seen in the book. I've since refined my methods and ingredients to suit and the results are better. My advice to anyone buying this book is to not get over excited, and to be prepared to do some work to get the results. Also, Chad is a world class baker, so regardless of what the book says, don't expect your results to match his. If it were that easy everybody would be doing it.


Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes
Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes
by Jeffrey Hamelman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £34.25

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best!, 31 May 2013
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Without question the greatest bread book currently in print. It's not for beginners, but if you're looking for the next step and really want to delve into the art of bread baking it's a must.
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Eight String Swing
Eight String Swing
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £9.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential listening!, 11 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Eight String Swing (Audio CD)
What can I say? It's just stunning. The master at his absoloute best. RIP Mike, you will be missed by all.


How to Make Bread
How to Make Bread
by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.58

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!, 30 May 2012
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Just a beautifully produced book full of excellent advice and solid recipes. I did not know the author until recently but this book is surely to become a must have classic for the home baker. It's a shame there is a (laughable) 1 star review here, but the others just go to confirm what a great book this is.

I certainly hope we see some more books from Mr Hadjiandreou in the not too distant future.


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