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Fascinating and detailed for the serious breadmaker
on 13 April 2015
This is a book for the serious breadmaker, who is keen to make traditional breads which often involve lengthy waits between stages while yeast sponges and sourdoughs work their magic.
The technical information about bread making that the start of the book are very detailed, and include a lot of detail missing from many other books. Descriptions of the method for each loaf are extremely well thought-through, clear and easy to follow.
If I have two minor disappointments, it is that there is little descriptive information about the origins or history of many of the traditional recipes and that - while the book as plenty of photographs - not all the recipes show you how the finished loaf will look.
This is a large format book, which is well-presented and had the nice addition of a ribbon marker tfor keep your place.
This is probably not the book for the novice bread baker, or those who expect a loaf of bread after a few hours, but will be a serious resource for readers who what to take their bread-making to the next level.