Easy Homemade Bread: 150 Recipes For The Beginner Baker
By Beverly Hudson
I received a free copy of Easy Homemade Bread from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Roll up your sleeves, warm up your oven, and find a new favorite bread in this collection of the best classic bread recipes and bread-making techniques.
Whether it is intense, chewy sourdough or light, airy focaccia, one thing has always held true about the most popular breads: they are best when they are fresh from the oven. You will find all the favorites in this comprehensive recipe guide, including crusty white bread, sourdough, and all types of sandwich bread.
Easy Homemade Bread includes plenty of quick-bread recipes as well, and page after page of country and holiday favorites, like skillet cornbread, a variety of different muffins, and fruit- and nut-filled harvest breads.
For the more adventurous, Easy Homemade Bread offers more challenging recipes, including dozens of savory flatbreads, including naan, focaccia, and pizza crusts; boiled and fried breads, including bagels, pretzels, and doughnuts—and even gluten-free breads.
With more than 150 tried-and-true recipes to explore, every baker is sure to find new loaves to love.
Summary from Goodreads.
Bread is good. Homemade bread is even better. Easy Homemade Bread provides plenty of recipes for you to make your own at home (and make you house smell like amazingly freshly baked goods at the same time).
Easy Homemade Bread has an entire chapter spent talking about bread basics. The difference between the flours, oils and fats; as well as some tips and tricks and how to kneed dough. All of the recipes are divided into 11 different categories. Classic Breads, No-Kneed Breads, Sourdough Breads, Buns & Rolls, Quick Breads, Flatbreads & Crackers, Muffins & Scones, Biscuits & Cornbread, Boil Bread: Bagels, Pretzels & Dumplings, Doughnuts & Other Fried Bread, and Gluten-Free Breads.
I made the Raspberry Scones the day that I got this book. My Dad loves raspberries so I thought that this may be up his alley. Unfortunately he was very disappointed with the results. The size scones that they recommended were way too small, and they did not rise in the oven either. They were also very stodgy and heavy. While Dad did like the flavour of raspberry scones, next time I will just try to add them into my regular scone mixture and see how different that will be.
Even with this recipe failure, with the variety of recipes available in here I am sure that their will be some good ones to try out.
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