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You really do NEED to know this
on 27 June 2013
For anyone starting out to bake for profit - or even in bulk for charity or the like - this is a MUST HAVE book.
It is not a book about how to make bread - that is it is not full of recipes but it full of well researched commonsense on all the things you need to know about starting a bakery with real bread - not the pap you get in Supermarkets.
There is a chapter on just about everything filled with quotes from people who have been there and done it.- and all written in such a way that it is all easy to understand. A real "tour de force"
If there is anything to criticize in this book it is the repeated statement that real bread only contains flour, water, yeast and salt - but of course your bakery or hobby does not have to follow that completely.and the rest of the book will enable you to leap the hurdles.of starting a small business
I bought this book because I want to help start a community bakery and this seems to be a complete guide.
If it were possible to give 10 stars then this book would get them.
LATER EDIT : oh Yes - and it really tells you how to use your sourdough starter in the real world - a huge plus