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A great book whether you have a bread machine or not!
on 17 January 2016
I bought this book a while ago, even though I don't use a bread machine anymore. When I first looked into it I didn't realize that it was the recipes were supposed to be made in the machine rather than by hand but I was so inspired by the them that I decided to buy it anyway After all, if you know the principles of baking bread by hand you can solve the lack of details and adapt the recipes. If you are not that experienced just Google similar recipes, for example, Rye Bread and you know how much water you should add, how much yeast and how long to bake it. It is a pity that Joanna Farrow didn't think of including the information needed to bake by hand? It wouldn't have taken much space anyway. The few recipes I have tried have worked out very well, so no problems there and I hope to be trying a lot more. I am going through a very difficult period in my life and cooking has helped me keep a sane mind, also because then I make sure that I eat too. And sharing what I cook with people has helped me make a lot of friends. Most of these recipes don't use expensive ingredients. There are also recipes for cakes (something that is not mentioned in the title and it should be) and also gluten free-breads. All in all I think that this is a book worth buying. I have great books on bread making but unfortunately they are in my house in France, so the fact that I bought this little book got me baking bread again!