Numerous Corrections to Hamelman's BREAD
As some of you may know, the MellowBakers.com group bake is working through the entire Hamelman book "Bread: A baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes". So far we've got through seven of the 85 or so recipes listed and have uncovered a few issues with the recipes as printed in a few different printingss (they're not all the same), including simple conversion errors like 8 oz of cornmeal being noted as 1/4 cup (it's actually 1.5 cups) as well as revisions to the formulas such as a complete change in the paste recipe for Hot Cross Buns.
Since we're moving onward and I wanted to find the most thorough source of corrections so we wouldn't be constantly surprised by these blips, I tried looking up Wiley's Errata sheet for the book but, as someone here already noted, this is futile. Wiley isn't publishing any changes or correction on their site, at least not for this book.
So since the publisher was not a good source of info, I went to the next best source: Jeffrey Hamelman himself.
He was kind enough to send me his latest updated list of corrections along with a note to please share it with everyone so I'd like to do just that.
Because we can't upload this type of file here, I've got the document (it's in Word .doc format) on our site and everyone is welcome to nab themselves a copy.
Have your pencil ready and sharpened, there's six pages of updates and corrections to jot into your books! (And before people grumble at Jeff for the errors, keep in mind that his own formulas are in the Metric column and sized for his bakery production; the publishers at Wiley did the conversions and the Home column is where the vast bulk of errors came in.)
Hop over to MellowBakers.com at this page:
ERRATA SHEET for "Bread" by Jeffrey Hamelman (updated link)
The corrections also cover some of the tutorial material at the front of the book (pre page 90).
I hope everyone finds this helpful.
And maybe some will even join in the fun and bake through the book with us!
A Hamelman BREAD baking group