Classic Sourdoughs

Classic Sourdoughs

A Home Baker's Handbook

Book - 2001
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Bread lovers and baking enthusiasts who covet the mouthwatering aroma and tantalizing taste of the most esteemed of breads, sourdough, will delight in CLASSIC SOURDOUGHS, an updated version of our essential baker'¬?s companion, WORLD SOURDOUGHS FROM ANTIQUITY. Author and sourdough aficionado Ed Wood describes the basics of preparing a sourdough culture, and then moves on to building, shaping, and baking these storied loaves from the ground up. En route, Wood mixes hard science with a profound respect for baking traditions, emphasizing the importance of ingredient selection and paying homage to the baking techniques practiced by the ancient Egyptians. Baking, history, chemistry, cultural anthropology-this is truly a sourdough magnum opus, an engaging, authoritative volume that, most importantly, will show you how to prepare these scrumptious breads in your own kitchen.?Ä¢ Includes over 90 delicious recipes and an up-to-date chapter on baking authentic sourdoughs in bread machines.?Ä¢ New information on Dr. Wood's latest discovery-a culture considered to be the authentic San Francisco sourdough-that will allow you to re-create the world-famous taste of San Francisco bread in your own home.

Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2001
ISBN: 9781580083447
1580083447
Characteristics: xiii, 209 p. ; 24 cm

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orange_rabbit_82
Nov 12, 2015

Very great book with useful information!

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sinbad64
Jun 16, 2014

Although the specific ingredients in this book vary, the majority of instructions for the recipes are virtually the same, like a boring repetitious mantra from page to page. Also, the way to create liquid levain and sponge is not presented in an evident manner; they should be delineated better, as these two items appear as part of almost all the recipes. Having said that, I think the book is in general clearly written and might be worthwhile for someone who wants to expand an exploration of home baked sourdough.

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orange_rabbit_82 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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