Bread Alone: Bold Fresh Loaves from Your Own Hands
by Daniel Leader and Judith Blahnik
Bread Alone is a combination of a cookbook and autobiography. The
autobiographical portion describes the journey that Daniel Leader has taken
from haute cuisine chef to village baker. The cookbook portion covers many
of the techniques that are used in baking artisan breads. Topics covered
include making bread using poolish, levain and direct yeast methods.
Recipes are given in two sets of measurement, volume (cups) and weight
(ounces). The recipes are detailed and provide timings for the various
stages of dough development. One feature that I wish the recipes had is a
break down of each recipe in a baker's percentage.
Even though this book is not written for the user of a woodfired oven,
the recipes and techniques will be better suited for the retained heat
baker than the conventional oven baker. Definitely a cook addition to your
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