Books are where home bakers and enthusiasts get their most valuable information about how to bake bread
at home. There are many superb books on bread baking out there and new books appear, bringing new fresh inspiration, every year. Here, I will review bread baking books, both classics and new releases.
Published by TEN SPEED PRESS Berkeley.
Released September 2012
List price 25.00 EUR
As a professional artisan bread baker and founder of Kens artisan bakery in Portland Oregon, Ken Forkish knows how to use fermentation, hydration, temperature and time to produce artisan bread. He also appreciates that the tools and techniques of artisan bread baking are not too difficult for anyone to understand and apply at home. The clarity with which he writes and his simple descriptions of baking principles are pitched perfectly to convince home bakers that, by understanding the fundamentals of artisan baking, professional quality bread can be made at home that will rival that from the best bakeries anywhere.”Read
Published by Eugen Ulmer KG
Released March 2015
List price 29,90 EUR.
Available from www.brotbackbuch.de
The fact that Brotbackbuch 2 and its predecessor, Brotbackbuch 1, are written and produced by hobby-bakers, rather than professional bakers is somewhat astounding, when considering the knowledge and skill that is required to develop recipes for naturally produced breads that are reproducibly reliable enough for anyone to make at home.”Read
Published by The Do Book company 2014 Works in Progress Publishing Ltd thedobook.co
Released May 2014
List price 8.99GBP.
DO Sourdough Review
Andrew Whitleys quest to “change the way we think about bread” and “to change the way we think about baking bread at home” is clearly the driving force behind his latest book, DOsourdough. It may well be, that after reading this book you will never want to buy another loaf of supermarket bread again, and that would surely make Andrew a happy baker. You will also never be able to use the excuse of having not enough time to bake your own bread, as a major focal point of this sourdough book is scheduling, and how to fit sourdough bread baking into your busy life.”Read