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KansasGirlStuck...

Looking for suggestions

I got a Barnes and Noble giftcard for Christmas and I am thinking about using it to get a new bread book.  I am looking for suggestions on books.


I already have Bread Baker's Apprentice and Rose Levy Beranbaum's Bread Bible.


To give you an idea of my style - from TFL I have made and added to my repetoire:



  • Norm's Onion Rolls

  • Wild Rice and Onion Bread

  • Sweet Potato Rolls

  • Sourdoughlady's Sourdough Bread 

  • Soft Pretzels

  • Blueberry Cream Cheese Braid

  • Buttermilk Cluster

  • Pita bread

  • Zola Blue's cinnamon rolls


Yup, I am kind of all over the place.  I don't have much specialized equipment, though I do have a great baking stone, a nice peel and firmly believe in parchment paper.


So what is your MUST have book that you turn to time and time again?

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flournwater


Bread Baking: An Artisan's Perspective
- Hardcover (Feb 24, 2009) by Daniel T. DiMuzio

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GrapevineTexas

Peter Reinhart's, Artisan Breads Everyday.  I also have, The BBA.  I enjoy them both and wouldn't trade either of them.  :)

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Bwana B

10 Jan 2009


 


Hi, kansasgirlstuck:


Check out this book:  Professional Baking by Wayne Gisslen. Borders and Amazon.com both carry it.  It covers the scope of baking and has excellent sections on everything including breads.  It's a go-to-book and is also use by (required by) several culiinary schools for their baking classes.


PS: Bakewise by Shirley O. Corriher is, so I've been told, a good baking book which offers not only the hows, but the whys. Also carried by Borders and Amazon.com.  Those I know who have this book seem to really like it. I recently received this book from Santa; haven't had time to really get into it, but what I've read is interesting and informative. This book may be what you are looking for. 


Good luck and happy baking.