Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 25, 2003 - Cooking - 704 pages
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First published in 1973, Bernard Clayton's The Complete Book of Breads immediately became a modern classic; under his guidance, a generation of home bakers was introduced to the seductive pleasures of baking and produced their first loaves. But new products and equipment revolutionized the kitchen, and these changes inspired Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads, which first appeared in 1987. With an electric mixer, a food processor, or a bread machine, and with faster-acting yeasts, anyone could produce home-baked loaves in a fraction of the time bread-baking once took. The availability of a wide variety of flours and specialty products, once found only in health-food and gourmet stores, opened up a world of possibilities. Clayton revised 200 of the original recipes and added 100 more with these new ingredients and equipment in mind.

Now America's best-loved bread-baking authority returns with the 30th anniversary edition of the New Complete Book of Breads, the definitive version of this baking classic. Clayton has written a new introduction, added a glossary, updated the sections on ingredients and equipment, and gone through every recipe, correcting and refining each one. The inviting new design keeps Clayton's explicit, easy-to-follow instructional format and makes the book easy to use.

In these pages, home bakers will find an extraordinary range of variety, nearly enough to supply a new bread a day for a year. There are wheat breads -- Honey-Lemon, Walnut, Buttermilk; sourdough breads; corn breads; breads flavored with herbs or spices or enriched with cheese or fruits and nuts; and little breads -- Kaiser Rolls, Grandmother's Southern Biscuits, English Muffins, and Popovers, to name a few. For the baker who observes the holidays with a fresh loaf there are Challah and Italian Panettone.

Offering classic recipes while making use of modern kitchen technology, this comprehensive volume is an indispensable reference for the novice or experienced home baker looking to make the best bread with ease.

  

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Very easy to read, I like the writing style. - Goodreads
The instructions are complete and well written. - Goodreads
Also, good tips and troubleshooting for newbies. - Goodreads
It has updated information and new recipes as well. - Overstock.com

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User Review  - Tamara - Goodreads

This is my go-to book for breads. The instructions are complete and well written. Also a good variety of recipes and stories from his travels. Also learned that I will never make croissants by hand. Read full review

Review: Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads

User Review  - Sophie - Goodreads

I love this book. It's fun to read and the recipes I've tried have been great. Here's my adaptation of the Kolach recipe, a braided festive enriched bread: http://painterlychef.blogspot.com/201.... It turned out great. Read full review

Contents

Ingredients and How They Are Combined
11
BRAN BREADS
69
RYE BREADS
108
BARLEY BREADS
147
BUCKWHEAT BREADS
174
OAT BREADS
180
BLENDED GRAIN BREADS
192
FRENCH AND ITALIAN BREADS
213
VEGETABLE BREADS
369
HERB AND SPICE BREADS
387
FRUIT AND NUT BREADS
422
LITTLE BREADS
469
SPECIAL BREADS
544
THRILL OF DISCOVERY
571
THE ELEGANT CROISSANT AND BRIOCHE
604
FLAT AND POCKET BREADS
624

STARTERS
240
SALTRISING BREADS
265
FESTIVE BREADS
271
CHEESE BREADS
331
POTATO BREADS
360
CRACKERS
638
Storing and Freezing 651 What Went Wrongand How to Make It Right
652
Baking for Dogs
658
A Recipe for Bakers Clay
666
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About the author (2003)

Award-winning author Bernard Clayton Jr. began his career as a reporter and foreign correspondent; baking was his hobby. He has been writing cookbooks for more than thirty years. When Mr. Clayton travels, he investigates historical and regional recipes, conversing with bakers and cooks around the world. He is the author of several cookbooks, including The Complete Book of Soups and Stews, The Complete Book of Pastry, Bernard Clayton's Complete Book of Small Breads, Bernard Clayton's Cooking Across America, and The Breads of France. He lives with his wife in Bloomington, Indiana.

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