A Home Course: Crafting the Perfect Loaf, from Crust to Crumb
Storey Publishing, Paperback, 9781603427913, 296pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
Treat your friends and family to freshly baked ciabatta, challah, English muffins, naan, brioche, and more. Even complete beginners can successfully bake their own bread with this encouraging in-depth course. Lauren Chattman covers standard bread-making techniques for every style, including straight doughs, sourdoughs, and flatbreads. From sifting flour to cleanly slicing a warm baguette, you ll find everything you need to know to make artisanal loaves with flawless golden crusts and soft, pillowy insides.
About the Author
Lauren Chattman is a cookbook author and former professional pastry chef. Her most recent book is" The Baking Answer Book"; others include the IACP-winning "Local Breads", which she cowrote with Daniel Leader, and "Dessert University", written with White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier. She lives with her family in Sag Harbor, New York.