Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day

Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day

Fast and Easy Recipes for World-class Breads

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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Master baker and innovator Peter Reinhart's answer to the artisan-bread-in-no-time revolution, with time-saving techniques for making extraordinary loaves with speed and ease.
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781580089982
1580089984
Branch Call Number: 641.815 R371p
Characteristics: 216 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Artisan breads every day

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Simple instructions help home cooks produce foccacia, bagels, biscuits, cinnamon buns, danishes, and crackers.


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Tiatiasteph
Dec 06, 2014

My bread baking has gone from mediocre with unpredictable results to fantastic thanks to Reinhart's easy to follow recipes and (new to me) techniques (ie. stretch and fold).

I really like that although there are lots of kitchen gadgets you could use (from fancy mixers to bread proofing baskets to specialized ovens), the author clearly shows that nothing more than a mixing bowl, wooden spoon, regular oven and cookie sheet are necessary.

The ingredients are listed in weight and volume (buy a $30 scale, there's no going back once you try one).

I like that making the dough has very minimal hands on time and minimal mess. When preparing the dough initially you will need about 45 minutes, but 40 of those minutes are letting the dough rest. You also have to plan ahead as the dough needs to sit in the fridge overnight before shaping and baking (for this you need space in your fridge, too).

Helpful tips: you can view Peter Reinhart demonstrating the stretch and fold technique and creating oven steam on youtube. Also, if like me, you're wondering what pan you could put in the bottom of your oven for the water that can withstand the high heat and not warp like a cookie sheet would, try a broiler pan.

I'm on my way to the library to try out some other Reinhart books.

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Catwings
Nov 03, 2013

This is a really great bread recipe book for those who are beginners to experts. How to make dough is clearly explained so anyone can make nice and tasty dough easily without mistake.

Before I encountered this book, I relied more on online bread recipes, and I have been struggling with making delicious dough like ones selling at a bakery. But I made satisfied bread following the recipes in the book.

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HereHere
Dec 13, 2012

Excellent tips on baking all kinds of delights, but be warned, everything is measured by weight. If you don't have or use a kitchen scale, take this out if only for the baker's secrets (tips). For example, I didn't know how important it was to keep your biscuit mix cold, or that you can easily make pizza down multigrain by using a mix of grain flours for 20% of the flour content. Pretzels, cinnamon buns, and so much more.

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whyschild
Jul 30, 2012

This is absolutely the best introductory bread baking book that I have ever had the privilege to use. I immediately bought my own copy of it. The breads I baked following these recipes were not only delicious but so beautiful that my friends were shocked that any home baker could produce them. Better still, the long fermentation in the fridge these recipes call for make delicious bread without a bread machine something that anyone could fit into a busy schedule.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Jul 26, 2012

A good bread book with some "easy" recipes. They are really just refrigerator variations that were sometimes listed in some of his other books. However, it really gives you good, clear instructions (with great photographs) on how to bake excellent bread without getting too bogged down with the details of some of his other books. A good percentage of the book is on sweet and crusty savory breads but the sections on hearth and sandwich loaves and pizza crust are worth it alone.

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jessedevouge
Dec 30, 2011

A great bread book with a wide range of recipes/formulas. For anyone who wants to get serious about making great bread, I suggest you start here.

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22950009541673
Mar 26, 2010

Lots of yummy breads if you actually have the time to make them.

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