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Free or discounted Kindle bread books, #2.

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idaveindy

Free or discounted Kindle bread books, #2.

Starting a 2nd thread to keep scrolling manageable. Previous post is at: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/61480/free-or-discounted-kindle-bread-books

I intend this post and comments to give Fresh Loafers a heads-up when bread-baking or pizza Kindle ebooks go on sale at Amazon for either heavily discounted prices, up to usually $4.99, or free.

I'll start off with 4 books that are always (at least have been for a while) free. Two are public domain.

 As new books go on sale  I will (or you can) add them to the comments.  I mostly get these notifications from a service at bookbub.com.  The sales usually last from 1 day to a week, so act quickly.  Most often the sales run Monday through Sunday. The "tag" with "frog" in it, is so the webmaster can make a few pennies in commission, like his sidebar links.

All the major bread authors have sales, Robertson, Reinhart, Forkish, etc. 

For a longer list of what I've already picked up, and how much I paid, and a very very short review, see my post at: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/61370/my-breadpizza-library-kindle-and-hard-copy

For lists of ebooks by author, see: www.thefreshloaf.com/node/61698/my-favorite-bread-pizza-authors

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Free: The New Dr. Price Cookbook, Kindle Edition, by New York Royal Baking Powder Company.

https://www.amazon.com/New-Dr-Price-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B00849LL7A?tag=froglallabout-20

Public domain. The bread and rolls in this book are all leavened with baking powder. No yeast, no sourdough. Dated. Almost all volumetric measurements. Inexact oven temps, such as "medium oven" or "hot oven."  

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Free: Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 1: Essentials of Cookery; Cereals; Bread; Hot Breads, Kindle Edition, by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences.

https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Institute-Library-Cookery-Essentials-ebook/dp/B00847SA6C

Also dated, but interesting. Hey, it's free.

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Free: How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking, Kindle Edition, by Dennis Weaver.

https://www.amazon.com/How-Bake-Art-Science-Baking-ebook/dp/B0086W53ZQ

Modern. A very comprehensive baking book with yeasted dough and baking powder. A little bit on sourdough.  Explains the uses of oil, egg, milk in baking.  He kind of uses it as an advertisement for his company, but still informative.  Great for beginners.  

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Free: "Grandma's Best Quick Breads" by Marg Ruttan. https://www.amazon.com/Grandmas-Best-Quick-Breads-Recipes-ebook/dp/B00Q23M2BE

Only 47 pages. It has been a while since I downloaded it, so I forget my opinion of it. But I did not file it in the "junk" collection. Therefore, I thought it was at least worth the time to download it.

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To see Amazon's current free and low-price ebook "bread cookbooks", use this link:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bread+cookbook&i=digital-text&s=price-asc-rank&tag=froglallabout-20

For pizza: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pizza+cookbook&i=digital-text&s=price-asc-rank&tag=froglallabout-20

To see the current top 100 free Kindle ebooks: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store/zgbs/digital-text/ref=zg_bs?_encoding=UTF8&tf=1

(Warning: most books on the free Kindle list are trashy, but there is an occasional cookbook.)

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As of Oct 7, 2020.  As of Oct 18.

$2.99 for the Kindle ebook edition of "American Sfoglino: A Master Class in Handmade Pasta", by Evan Funke, and Katie Parla.

US: https://www.amazon.com/American-Sfoglino-Master-Class-Handmade-ebook/dp/B07SHHZ9TT?tag=froglallabout-20

Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/American-Sfoglino-Master-Class-Handmade-ebook/dp/B07SHHZ9TT?tag=froglallabout-20

It's more about how to make pasta than how to cook pasta, but has both.

Highly rated. 83% 5-star. 8% 4-star.

A bit controversial. Read the reviews first.  

When they say "hand made," they really mean it -- not a hand-cranked pasta-rolling machine -- but using a specially made very long rolling pin, more like a long pole.

274 print pages.

I have not read it.

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Sale over, Oct 9, 2020.

As of Oct 8, 2020.

$1.99 US for the Kindle ebook edition of "Crust and Crumb" by Peter Reinhart.

https://www.amazon.com/Crust-Crumb-Master-Formulas-Serious-ebook/dp/B004IK8Q9A?tag=froglallabout-20

This is one of Reinhart's earlier masterpieces, a James Beard award winner. 

Originally published in 1998. Mostly uses commercial yeast, and commercially yeasted preferments,  but does have a sourdough section.

If you are a fan of Reinhart, this book belongs in your library.

At only $1.99, get this ebook! Even if just as a back-up for your print copy.

Sale over, Oct 9, 2020.

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idaveindy

Sale over as of Oct 19, 2020. 

As of Oct 12, 2020.

Kindle ebook edition of  Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery.

https://www.amazon.com/Poil%C3%A2ne-Secrets-World-Famous-Bread-Bakery-ebook/dp/B07LCBQ7KY?tag=froglallabout-20

Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Poil%C3%A2ne-Secrets-World-Famous-Bread-Bakery-ebook/dp/B07LCBQ7KY?tag=froglallabout-20

I have this ebook.  The story is moving.  The photography is gorgeous and highly professional.

The ratings are: 4.5 out of 5.  

77% 5-star, and 10% 4-star.

The book's formula for the famous Poilane miche is based on a poolish/starter made with yoghurt, and then commercial yeast is used in the final mix.   Some reviewers felt cheated, but others felt it was a legitimate approximation for those who don't want to create and maintain a true sourdough starter.

There are also formulas for rye and barley breads, other baked goods, and non-oven dishes. There is a lot more than just bread.

Personally, I would not pay full list price for the hardcover. But for $4, this is a super deal to have a piece of the Poilâne story, the photos, and recipes for French cuisine.

I will likely get a hardcover edition when the used prices come down.

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Here's JerrytheK's bake of the famous miche: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/62690/poil%C3%A2ne-sourdough-attempt

and: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/62688/first-attempt-poil%C3%A2nestyle-sourdough

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Sale over, Oct. 19, 2020.

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idaveindy

Sale over, Oct 22, 2020.  

As of Oct 17, 2020.

Kindle ebook edition of  Dutch Oven Breads, by Mark Hansen. 

US: https://www.amazon.com/Dutch-Oven-Breads-Mark-Hansen-ebook/dp/B00F8XLA1W?tag=froglallabout-20

Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Dutch-Oven-Breads-Mark-Hansen-ebook/dp/B00F8XLA1W?tag=froglallabout-20

Jump on it quickly, as the deal/discount won't last.

These are for campfire cooking with wood coals or charcoal, not a home oven. Includes no-knead, and sourdough.

I have downloaded it. It's formatted correctly and has decent spelling/grammar. The author writes like a native English-speaker.

If you want to bake bread, pizza, or rolls on a campfire, this is a worthwhile download. It does assume some familiarity with camp-style dutch ovens, and campfire cooking.

I'm not sure how much I'd pay for it, when It's not free. But for free, it's worthwhile to get. 

 Sale over, Oct 22, 2020. 

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As of Oct 19, 2020.

The Sourdough School, by Vanessa Kimbell, US $.99 in Kindle format.

I think this is a GREAT deal for a book of this high quality. Detailed, informative, lots of good photos. Focuses on the details of starters as well as the bread formulas.

This $.99 price only comes around once a year.

U.S.: https://www.amazon.com/Sourdough-School-ground-breaking-making-gut-friendly-ebook/dp/B07BPV28CC?tag=froglallabout-20

Germany: https://www.amazon.de/Sourdough-School-ground-breaking-gut-friendly-English-ebook/dp/B07BFXZYHH?tag=froglallabout-20

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sourdough-School-ground-breaking-making-gut-friendly-ebook/dp/B07BFXZYHH?tag=froglallabout-20

Sorry, it's not on sale on Amazon.ca (Canada).

For $.99, you can't go wrong.  Even if you have the hardcover edition, it's worth $.99 for an electronic back-up.

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Josey Baker book is on for 92% off for Kindle at Amazon. Sorry don’t have the link since it was an email notice. (And I’m in the middle of making dough and I don’t feel like looking it up) 😉

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As of Sep 27, 2020.

Josey Baker Bread, by Josey Baker, Kindle ebook edition, is on sale for $2.99.

I purchased it.  Of particular inferest to me:  It has 4 whole wheat formulas, 1 whole Kamut formula, 1 whole spelt formula, and 1 whole rye formula.

It has a really good looking gluten-free seeds and rolled oats loaf. 

I like the pizza method: start in a cast iron pan on the stove top and finish under the oven's broiler element.

Blurb says it's for beginners.

US: www.amazon.com/Josey-Baker-Bread-Baking-Awesome-ebook/dp/B00GOJT6LU?tag=froglallabout-20

Canada:  https://www.amazon.ca/Josey-Baker-Bread-Baking-Awesome-ebook/dp/B00GOJT6LU?tag=froglallabout-20

Highly rated.  4.6 out of 5, with 219 ratings.

Well worth the $2.99 ! 

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an order of toast five years ago. We really enjoyed our outing to the bakery.