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100 Great Breads

Paul Hollywood
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Hol

Paul Hollywood presents all the know-how you need to bake delicious and unusual breads.

Baking Artisan Bread with Natural Starters

Mark Friend
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Fri

In four clearly organized chapters, Farm to Market bread master Mark Friend guides aspiring bakers from starter to warm, aromatic finish. After you master the four core recipes, there are variations for each to add to your baking repertoire. 

Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads

Bernard Clayton
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Cla

In this exhaustive volume, you'll find recipes for every imaginable type of bread, from white and rye to cheese, herb, French, and Italian breads. Croissants, brioches, flat breads, and crackers are covered in depth as well. Home bakers will find an extraordinary range of variety, nearly enough to supply a new bread a day for a year.

Bien Cuit: the Art of Bread

Zachary Golper
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Gol

In his Brooklyn bakery, Golper creates loaves sought by bread enthusiasts around the country. His secret: long, low-temperature fermentation, which allows the dough to develop deep, complex flavors. A thick mahogany-colored crust is his trademark-- what the French call bien cuit, or "well baked." He provides readers with bread recipes that span the baking spectrum from rolls and quick breads to his famous 24-day sourdough starter.

The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread

Peter Reinhart
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Rei

Never one to be content with yesterday's baking triumph, Peter Reinhart continues to refine his recipes and techniques in his never-ending quest for extraordinary bread. In this revised edition of his beloved and bestselling classic, he further perfects his recipes by adding metrics and conversion charts, incorporating baker's percentages into the recipes, and updating methods throughout. With an updated resource section, this will surely continue to be the go-to bread baking book for amateur and professional bakers across the country.

Bread Making: a Home Course

Lauren Chattman
Adult Fiction - 641.815 Cha

Treat your friends and family to freshly baked ciabatta, challah, English muffins, naan, brioche, and more. Even complete beginners can successfully bake their own bread with this encouraging in-depth course. 

Bread Therapy: the Mindful Art of Baking Bread

Pauline Beaumont
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Bea

When life gets challenging, simple pleasures and timeless traditions can help us manage. Beaumont guides you through the art of breadmaking, with insight into the benefits of this ancient craft. She explore breadmaking as a way of making positive changes to our mental and physical well-being. The result is a delightful meditation on the intrinsic power of baking bread.

Easy Bread: 100 No-Knead Recipes

Judith Fertig
Adult Nonfiction - 641.851 Fer

Award-winning cookbook author Judith Fertig shares her expertise with a simplified, step-by-step technique and clear, detailed recipes easy enough for even beginning bread bakers.

Flour Water Salt Yeast: the Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza

Ken Forkish
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 For

In Flour Water Salt Yeast, author Ken Forkish demonstrates that high-quality artisan bread and pizza is within the reach of any home baker. Whether it's a basic straight dough, dough made with a pre-ferment, or complex levain, each of Forkish's impeccable recipes yields exceptional results. 

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread

Nicole Hunn
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Hun

If you're eating gluten-free, you know the challenges of bread. You probably know where to get the packaged stuff and you know the exorbitant cost. Maybe you've bought mixes and bread makers in a vain attempt to avoid the mystery of how to bake gluten-free at home altogether. Now, thanks to Nicole Hunn, you don't have to settle for the high price of packaged, frozen loaves. Welcome to easy, budget-friendly, delicious recipes for all your favorites, from shaped breads to flatbreads, biscuits, scones, and muffins.

The Hot Bread Kitchen: Artisanal Baking from Around the World

Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Rod

A cookbook from the New York-based bakery that supplies ethnic breads to dozens of retail outlets while employing and empowering immigrant women shares the baker's regional breads from the international locales these women called home.

Keto Bread: from Bagels and Buns to Crusts and Muffins, 100 Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Breads for Every Meal

Faith Gorksy
Adult Nonfiction - 641.56383 Gor

Keto Bread is the must-have cookbook for anyone searching for keto-friendly bread recipes to indulge in their cravings for carbs. 

The Larousse Book of Bread: Recipes to Make at Home

Eric Kayser
Adult Nonfiction 641.815 Kay

The Larousse Book of Bread features more than 80 home baking recipes for breads and pastries from two of France's most trusted authorities. From traditional Boule and Cob and specialty Ryes and Multigrains, to gluten-free Organic Sour Doughs and Spelts and sweet Brioches, Kayser's easy-to-follow recipes feature detailed instructions and step-by-step photography.

Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making

Daniel Leader
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Lea

The major new cookbook by the pioneer from Bread Alone, who revolutionized American artisan bread baking, with 60 recipes inspired by bakers around the world.

Mastering Bread: the Art and Practice of Handmade Sourdough, Yeast Bread, and Pastry

Marc Vetri
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Vet

From a master of the artisan bread movement comes a comprehensive guide to making incredible bread at home, featuring more than 80 delicious recipes. 

Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels, & More

Shannon Sarna
Adult Nonfiction - 641.5676 Sar

Jewish baked goods have brought families together around the table for centuries. In Modern Jewish Baker, Sarna pays homage to those traditions while reinvigorating them with modern flavors and new ideas.

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: the Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking

Jeff Hertzberg, Zoë François
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Her

A fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling, ground-breaking Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day--the revolutionary approach to bread-making. Be sure to check out other titles by these authors, including Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. 

One Dough, Ten Breads: Making Great Bread by Hand

Sarah Black
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Bla

An introduction to making bread by hand, from one easy dough to ten classic loaves to infinite possibilities.

Super Sourdough

James Morton
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Mor

James talks the home cook through everything from starters, flours and hydration, to kneading, shaping, rising, slashing and baking, explaining how to achieve the perfect crust and crumb. With more than 40 sourdough recipes including basic loaves and rolls, baguettes, bagels and buns, clear step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips and explanations of what works and why, Super Sourdough is the new, accessible handbook that bakers everywhere have been waiting for.

Tartine Bread

Chad Robertson
Adult Nonfiction - 641.815 Rob

Clear instructions and hundreds of step-by-step photos show you how to make this elemental bread. Also included are more than 30 sweet and savory recipes using the day-old bread to make sandwiches, soups, puddings, French toast and kale Caesar.