The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook: A Master Baker's 300 Favorite Recipes for Perfect-Every-Time Bread - From Every Kind of Machine

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Harvard Common Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Cooking - 643 pages
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A master baker's 300 favorite recipes for perfect-every-time bread - from every kind of machine - by master breadmaker, Beth Hensperger. A fresh loaf any time you want!   Can the incomparable taste, texture, and aroma of handcrafted bread from a neighborhood bakery be reproduced in a bread machine? When Beth Hensperger, one of America’s most respected authorities on bread, first set out to try, she had doubts. Then she spent hundreds of hours testing all kinds of breads in a bread machine, and her answer turned out to be a resounding “Yes!” In this big and bountiful book full of more than 300 recipes, she reveals all the simple secrets for perfect bread every time.   No matter how you slice it, Beth’s brilliant recipes add up to a lifetime of fun with your bread machine!
Recipes include: White Breads
Egg Breads
Whole Wheat Breads
Rye Breads
Gluten-Free Breads
Multigrain Breads
Country Breads
Sourdough Breads
Herb Breads
Nut Breads
Vegetable and Fruit Breads
Cheese Breads
Pizza and Focaccia
Breakfast Breads
Coffee Cakes and Sweet Rolls
Chocolate Breads
Jams and Chutneys
Croutons and Crostini
Flavored Butters and Other Toppings


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Comprehensive with simple recipes. - Goodreads
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A great cookbook is never "finished," but I've used enough of the recipes over the last year to know that this is a real winner. One of my favorite things about it is the education built into the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

Got it from the library and was so impressed I went out and bought it. Not giving it a five star review only because I haven't tested the recipes myself yet... They LOOK great and I'm looking forward ... Read full review

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White Breads 44
Milk Bread 50
Maple Buttermilk Bread 58
Vienna Bread 64
OnePound Loaves 69
Sampler Country White Loaf 70
Pasta Doughs from Your Bread Machine 94
Whole Wheat WholeGrain
NineGrain Honey Bread
Country Breads
Sourdough Breads
Breads Made with the Produce of the Garden
Chocolate Fruit and Other
NoYeast Quick Breads
Jams Preserves and Chutneys in Your Bread Machine

Rye lireak LV
Polish Beer Rye Bread 141
Sfwiiilty Ilour linuh 146
GlutenFree Cinnamon Raisin
LowGluten White Spelt Bread 177
Honey Wheat Berry Bread 184
Crumbs Croutons
Spreads Butters
Appendix 3 Resources
General Index
Recipe Index

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About the author (2000)

Beth Hensperger, a New Jersey native who has lived in California since her teens, has been educating, writing, and demo-lecturing about the art of baking for over 30 years. In the last few years, she has shifted focus to countertop appliance-driven cookbooks that embrace adapting traditional and professional recipes for the home cook: the bread machine, the rice cooker, the microwave, and a four-volume compilation specifically for use with the electric slow cooker, stressing personal creativity in preparation and selection of ingredients. Hensperger is the author of over 22 cookbooks, including the best-selling Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook series, which includes NYMSC Recipes for Entertaining, NYMSC Family Favorites, and NYMSC Recipes for Two, along with the blockbuster first volume, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Her other books include highly-acclaimed titles such as The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook, The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, NYM Microwave Cookbook, and NYM Weeknight Cooking. She is also the author of The Bread Bible (Chronicle Books), winner of a James Beard Award in 2000. She has twice been nominated for the Julia Child/IACP Cookbook Award. Hensperger wrote a San José Mercury News food column for twelve years, “Baking with the Seasons.” She is a contributor to dozens of national and online cooking & lifestyle magazines, such as Food & Wine, Rachael Ray Magazine, Veggie Life, Cooking Light, Working Woman, Victoria, Prevention, and Family Circle, and is a sought after newspaper and radio interviewee speaking on slow cooking, bread baking, and entertaining. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her website at and blog at .

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