Trailer è The Handmade Loaf: The book that started a baking revolution PDF by Ø Dan Lepard

Trailer è The Handmade Loaf: The book that started a baking revolution PDF by Ø Dan Lepard The book is well produced, attractive and has a host of interesting regional breads There is a big but though in that the cooking times, temperature and quantities are very inaccurate and, without considerable experimentation, can give some very poor results I am an experienced home baker and have been baking breads, including sour dough for many years and so it was disappointing, given Dan Leppard s reputation, that one cannot rely on the recipes Worth getting but don t assume the recipes will work as expected without considerable tweaking I ve used a Dan Lepard naan recipe for years and was always impressed by how easy and delicious it was One evening I made the rash decision to stop buying bread and to bake it all myself This book has convinced me that the decision was not really that rash Mr Lepard is a legend of a baker and his recipes are so easy to follow and thanks to his minimal knead method, they couldn t be simpler.
Knock up some of his starter and make the sourdough the first recipe for a home baking epiphany Eight hours from start to oven might seem like a long time but start it late afternoon or early evening if you re a night owl , stick it in the fridge after it s final shape for it s final prove and simply pop it in the oven the next morning The milk loaf is great as well and I can t wait to make of his recipes from this book and his Short and Sweet one great corn oil flatbrea With Than Recipes, From Dark Crisp Rye Breads And Ricotta Breadsticks To Effortless Multigrain Sourdough, The Handmade Loaf Guides You Through The Stress Free Techniques You Need To Make And Bake Great Breads At Home Made And Photographed In Kitchens And Bakeries Across Europe, From Russia To The Scottish Highlands, Dan Lepard S Ground Breaking Methods Show You How To Get The Most Flavor And The Best Texture From Sourdough And Simple Yeast Breads With Minimal Kneading And Gentle Handling Of The Dough Let This Classic Cookbook Guide You To Making Superb Bread At Home I have been baking bread since I was a teenager when I turned 50p into 50 baking bread for a fundraising event, and then, in the local village show won first prize for a white loaf, much to the disgruntlement of the ladies who had always won in previous years So what has that got to do with Mr Lepard s book The Handmade Loaf The Handmade Loaf has brought new enthusiasm into my bread baking, not only with the inspiring recipes but also, and I would say mainly, with the techniques that are so clearly explained step by step and accompanied with such beautiful photographs I am now a regular baker of sourdough loaves, and have the skill and confidence to make my own natural leaven The dough mixing and resting technique, which involves very little kneading, has been the biggest revelation to my bread making life and is now the only technique I use, whe I have made 7 of the recipes in this book so far and love it Dan s approach to minimal kneading works really well for me and the results for every single loaf have been brilliant This is now my go to sourdough recipe but love all the others I ve tried too There are really unusual and heritage recipes alongside the usual loaves too and these are interspersed with the histories and stories of the bread makers around Europe.
I own 7 books dealing exclusively with bread baking and this comes on a shared first place together with Jeffrey Hamelman s tome which is aimed at a professional audience imho The emphasis lies on traditional European style loaves and many of the recipes rely on sourdough starters The author provides a clear explanation about how to cultivate a starter and those are not nearly as difficult as some people make them out to be but buyers should be aware that if you re just starting out and want to learn how to bake your first loaf, this is not the book to get If you re an advanced amateur baker or even a pro looking for inspiration beyond the beaten tracks and appreciate old, traditional recipes and are willing to invest some time in building a bread then by all means, it should already be in your shopping cart As I said, the explanation is clear an Thisis one of the earlier books to encourage and inform the home artisan bread baker.
It is Illustrated with his own photographs of breads and the people who bake them across Europe The recipes are varied than many books on bread making and his recommended kneading technique, though not orthodox, is effective and shows that bread making is a quite flexible process.

Although I have seen articles written by Dan Lepard, this is the first book authored by him that I added to my collection I have some that almost tell you how to open a bag of flour and others that assume that you are baking commercially This does neither but treats the subject seriously, but sufficiently simply but also comprehensively and with evidence of a widely varied personal experience.
As Lepard is British based, the book is one that can be used universally and does not depend on equipment you are unlikely to possess or is not accessible It also explains a system widely used commercially, bakers percentages, in a brief but clear manner so than any other book I have seen in which it is mentioned.
The range of recipes included is wide but it is not just a recipe book It is part history, part geography, part baking and a great deal , and includes recipes too Not too Various breads crafted from there place of origin Nice pictures This book is great definitely happy with it Working on my starter, and should start baking soon The overall level of knowledge gained is great.
5 Stars

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