#GetBaked- Making Bread
#GetBaked- All About That Dough
Earlier this year, I was asked to join a new web series of Hangouts called Get Baked, for an episode that was all about bread. I love bread. It’s why I travelled to Sweden in the first place. So naturally I was excited to share my tips on making the perfect loaf.
What I was surprised to find was how fast one hour can fly by when you’re talking about flour types, water quality and temperature. While we tried our best to cover as much as we could, my self and the other panelists just couldn’t cover everything there is to know about baking bread.
So with that in mind I’ve thrown together this Essential Guide to Bread Recipe Books. All of these books helped guide me a long the way, helping to learn about all the quirks of working with a product that is alive!
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The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
This was my first bread baking book I picked up. To this day after 10 years of baking bread, it’s still the first book I pick up when it comes to any questions about bread.
It’s pages are filled with a classic recipe for just about every bread know to man kind. The first chapters cover the detailed science of what is happening throughout the whole bread making process.
For any baker of any skill level looking to do work in bread, this book is a must have!
Find it here on Amazon!
The Bread Baker’s Apprentice by Peter Reinhart
For those of you who have dabbled in bread making and have a basic understanding of sourdoughs, this is the next book you’re going to want on your shelf.
Peter Reinhart is a bit of a bread making legend in the bakery world of North America. He’s written several books on the topic. His writing style and ability to simplify the process for a beginner is by far the best you’ll find in the world.
This book is going to take you through the process of building a world class starter, as well as how to attempt sourdough loaves like the Poilâne miche.
Get your hands on it here at Amazon.
Enklare Bröd (Simpler Bread) by Martin Johansson
Those of you looking for a challenge, are going to want to find a copy of this book. I say challenge because the book is entirely in Swedish. Enklare Bröd covers just about every historical Scandinavian sourdough bread that is worth baking.
The recipes are simple, but require long fermenting periods, so it’s not necessarily your everyday bread book. But the Apricot Hazelnut bread is to die for. You’ll also find what some Swedes refer to as “Diet Bread”, a rye loaf that is dense, filled with seeds and other ‘cereals’, that stays fresh for about 5 days after it’s been baked.
You’ll have to do some digging for the book online, but here is a link to the publishers profile!