This essential recipe book tells you everything you need to know about breadmaking and shows you just how easy shaping and baking your own bread can be. Step-by-step instructions and expert advice help you master the basic techniques for mixing, shaping and baking your dough, and from there you can begin exploring over 70 mouthwatering recipes ranging from savoury breads - such as the traditional Granary Loaf and Feta and Spinach Twists - to sweet bakes like classic Crumpets and Croissants, as well as the more adventurous Gingered Fig and Orange Bread. Bread also contains special recipe sections on gluten-free and yeast-free breads to suit every aspiring baker. Whether you are looking to create the perfect loaf by hand or machine, Bread's easy-to-follow format and top tips help you achieve the most delicious bakes every time.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION Basic ingredients Using a bread machine Making your first loaf in a bread machine Making bread by hand Shaping techniques Finishing touches Baking know-how EVERYDAY BREADS Quick white loaf Rapid light wholemeal loaf Farmhouse white loaf White soft grain loaf Granary bread Wheat germ and honey bread Oat and molasses bread Golden linseed and spelt bread RUSTIC BREADS Fruited muesli bread Lager-baked batons Mixed seed bread Buckwheat and walnut bread Ciabatta bread Sage and Parmesan flutes Granary and pumpkin bread FLAVOURED BREADS Courgette, tarragon and lemon bread Feta and spinach twist Roasted red pepper and rosemary slippers Stuffed mushroom and garlic baguette Pesto, tomato and pine nut bread Olive and tomato, tear and share bread SWEET BREADS Banana and chocolate bread Spiced bubble bread Chocolate and pecan spiral Sticky malf and raisin loaf Kugelhopf Gingered fig and orange bread FLAT BREADS Spinach and pancetta pizzas Pissaladiere Buttered garlic and basil sticks Grissini Pitta bread Tomato focaccia Naan bread Mosaic bread LITTLE BREADS Pretzels Crumpets Fancy rolls Doughnuts Bagels Mini barley flower pot loaves Brioche Croissants Drizzled orange and poppy seed buns Surprise chocolate mini loaves FESTIVE BREADS Three kings ring Panetonne Pulla Hot cross buns Challah YEAST-FREE BREADS Gingerbread Bara brith Date and walnut soda bread Lemon drizzle loaf Banana, apricot and cherry teabread Chilli corn bread GLUTEN-FREE BREADS Spiced apple bread Apricot, cranberry and pumpkin seed bread Herb bread Quick cheesy corn bread Pumpkin and chilli bread Index
Sara Lewis is an experienced home economist and food writer. She was the cookery editor of Practical Parenting magazine for over 12 years and is the author of many cookery books including Good Food for Mums, Slow Cooker and Kids in the Kitchen, also published by Hamlyn. Locations: London, Sussex