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Cheap "Bread" by Hamelman - 2nd edition (UK)

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Ruralidle

Cheap "Bread" by Hamelman - 2nd edition (UK)

Hamelman's book is a favourite of many bakers and it has just been released in the UK in its 2nd edition.  Amazon are offering it - in hardback - at a bargain price

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bread-Bakers-Book-Techniques-Recipes/dp/1118132718/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380746838&sr=8-1&keywords=hamelman

My copy has just arrived and it looks really good.  I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but I will do soon.  It seems such good value that I also bought a copy for my daughter, who lives in London.  The benefits of living in a city generally elude me but her copy was delivered late Saturday and she baked a recipe before going to work on Monday morning!  My copy didn't arrive until Monday lunchtime.

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Kitchen Barbarian

Geez, I can't even get it used for that price here in the US, LOL!

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Floydm

Yeah, that is pretty amazing.  Even with shipping it is cheaper to order from the UK site than from the US or Canadian site.

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Kitchen Barbarian

Mehr?  I couldn't find any information about shipping to the US - just stuff on EU VAT and delivery ...

While we're at it, is there an errata sheet for this edition?  mellowbaker.com seems to be dead and I could only find errata sheets for the previous version.

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shoshanna673

Thanks for the heads up.  Have just ordered a copy from Amazon UK .. saved about $A17 than would have cost from US Amazon.

Very helpful.

Sondra

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AnnaInMD

the New Bread is $22.97 at Amazon's sellers (other than Amazon itself) with $3.99 for shipping.

Why would it be cheaper getting it from the UK ?

Enquiring Minds in Maryland want to know  ;)

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Darwin

Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes has increased from £8.40 to £27.54

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AnnaInMD

that is one heck of an increase.   Thanks, Darwin.

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Ruralidle

Your'e quite correct Darwin.  The price has gone up dramatically and I wouldn't have bought one copy at the price, let alone two!!  Anyone who didn't act quickly has missed the boat.

AnnainMD, who is the author of the book you refer to.  You can check the UK price by going to amazon.co.uk

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AnnaInMD

Mr. Hamelman wrote the book.  I have been wondering if I should purchase the second edition, but the first edition still serves me well.

Regards,

Anna

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AnnaInMD

I hope that this time the recipes are also written in grams. This is something I absolutely hate in the first Edition, working with lbs and ounces unless I bake a huge amount and then directions are also given in kg.

Anna

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Kitchen Barbarian

I don't find it a problem, since all I have to do is switch the scale display to pounds/ounces instead of grams.  I prefer grams of course, but that level of accuracy is seldom necessary when baking a loaf or two.

Does your scale not have a dual display?

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barryvabeach

Anna, the recipes have a column for pounds and a separate column for kilograms for the bakery sized portions.  The home sized portion only has a column for pounds.  I just checked a few recipes, and the home sized column is 1 tenth of the bakery size, so it is easy to convert from bakery to home in grams, just move the decimal one place to the left.