Classic Sourdoughs: A Home Baker's Handbook
Sourdough: The Gold Standard of Bread
More and more home bakers are replacing mass-produced breads and commercial yeasts in favor of artisan breads made with wild cultures and natural fermentation. Whether you want to capture your own local yeasts, take advantage of established cultures like San Francisco Sourdough, or simply bake healthier, more natural loaves, you'll find no better guides than renowned sourdough authorities Ed and Jean Wood.
In this updated edition of Classic Sourdoughs, the Woods reveal their newly discovered secret to crafting the perfect loaf: by introducing a unique culture-proofing step and adjusting the temperature of the proofs, home bakers can control the sourness and leavening like never before. The reward? Fresh, hot sourdough emerging from the oven just the way you like it--every time. Starting with their signature Basic Sourdough loaf, the Woods present recipes featuring rustic grains and modern flavors, including Herb Spelt Bread, Prarie Flax Bread, and Malt Beer Bread, along with new no-knead versions of classics like White French Bread. They round out the collection with recipes for homemade baguettes, bagels, English muffins, and cinnamon rolls, plus a chapter on baking authentic sourdoughs in bread machines.
Steeped in tradition, nuanced in flavor, and wonderfully ritualized in preparation, sourdough is bread the way it was meant to be. So join the sourdough renaissance and bring these time-honored traditions into your own kitchen.
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Very technical!User Review - juliawolfhauer - Overstock.com
I bought this book because I want to improve my bread-baking skills, and incorporate sourdough into my repertoire. This book goes waaay into the physics and chemistry of the various sourgough starters ... Read full review
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I was grateful to find a book on this interesting topic, but I am so frustrated with it that I have developed step-by-step instructions for myself from its long, narrative, in-depth discussions. For ... Read full review