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its a good book
on 7 October 2013
I read so many great reviews of this book before i purchased it, which can lead you to be disappointed when you finally get your hands on it.
I'm just starting my bread-making journey. I was really hoping for more explanation of the techniques and what effect changing the ingredients has on the bread. For example, what effect does using some milk instead of water have on the final bread, or what happens if i add some butter? Or what happens if you make the dough rise twice? or three times?
If you are the type of person who tends to just follow recipes, then this book is great. But, if you have an enquiring mind like myself, and want to really understand the recipes and techniques, I think this book falls a little short.
The recipes are good though. I am finally getting the hang of the kneading technique, and the DVD helps explain this a lot.
I have however found out as much, if not more information from free online forums (thefreshloaf) and the occasional You Tube video.
Enjoy your bread making!