Amy's Bread: Artisan-style Breads, Sandwiches, Pizzas, and more from New York City's Favorite Bakery

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Wiley, Feb 4, 2011 - Cooking - 288 pages
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Finally—an updated, new edition of the beloved guide to bread baking

Amy's Bread is a legendary New York institution that serves some 50,000 customers every month and supplies bread to more than 300 restaurants and stores daily. Long out of print, Amy's Bread shares Amy Scherber's recipes and techniques for everything from basic loaves to artisan breads. Now fully revised and updated, this full-color edition includes more than fifty recipes for home bakers at every level of experience.

Amy's Bread starts with the basics like Big Beautiful White Pan Loaf and French Baguette before progressing to more complicated recipes like Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread with Oats and Pecans and Semolina Bread with Apricots and Sage. But there's more here than just bread—recipes for pizzas, sandwiches, and sweet treats are also included.

    • A helpful introduction covers basic bread baking techniques, starters, ingredients, and equipment
    • 130 full-color photos illustrate bread shaping and scoring techniques, as well as photos and personal stories that reveal the inner workings of the bakery
    • Artisan breads can cost $5 or more at the market; this book lets you make them at home for just a fraction of the cost

Whether you've just discovered the joy of bread baking or you've been doing it for decades, this revised classic will keep your oven hot for years to come.

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About the author (2011)

Amy Scherber launched Amy's Bread in 1992 from a small storefront in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Today, her bakery operates out of three popular Manhattan locations, including outposts at the Chelsea Market and in Greenwich Village. In addition to her retail cafés, Amy also supplies bread wholesale to more than 300 customers, including many notable New York restaurants and food stores. Amy and her bakery have been widely praised in the media, and she has appeared on Emeril Live, Baker's Dozen, and other television cooking shows. Visit the Amy's Bread Web site at

Toy Kim Dupree was one of the five original bakers at Amy's Bread and currently serves as executive pastry chef and general manager of the bakery's Hell's Kitchen location, where she oversees the production of cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats. Toy also coauthored with Amy The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread.

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