We are so happy with this book it is unbelievable! We feel like it was written just for us! We have been baking our own bread (no bread maker) for years now & it has always been hit or miss. We always wonder what we did wrong or right for that matter! We bake a loaf of bread or two a week. Some very lovely, others not so. Why does our bread turn out this way?
This book comes to the rescue! We cannot believe how much information is packed in! First the author starts out by explaining exactly why we should all each and every single one of us, make our own bread & stop forever from buying "bread" in the store. He provides a whole host of reasons for doing so & we totally agree...why else would we be baking all this bread every week?
Anyway from there he goes into the basics of bread making & starts with basic loaf recipes. He covers it all. He explains sourdough breads, making them from yeast or wild yeast's. Sweet breads & pies are even included! For those you with gluten issues, he provides a lot of reason why he feels so many of us can no longer digest wheat and gives plenty of recipes for gluten free home baking.
There are full color picture sections showing off the various baked wonders that are the recipes in the book.
We have read several bread books & non compare to this one. We have already baked yummy breads from his recipes & feel that after all these years we are finally on our way to doing this bread thing the right way. This book is bread making for everybody. It is simply fantastic! We love it!