Baking By Hand and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$16.62
Qty:1
  • List Price: $22.99
  • Save: $6.37 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it tomorrow, April 22? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Trade in your item
Get a $1.67
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Baking By Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer Paperback


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.62
$11.50 $11.30

Frequently Bought Together

Baking By Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer + The Model Bakery Cookbook: 75 Favorite Recipes from the Beloved Napa Valley Bakery
Price for both: $36.39

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Page Street Publishing (August 27, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1624140009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1624140006
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"What we need are bakeries like [A&J King] in every town and village."

—JEFFREY HAMELMAN, director of the King Arthur Bakery, bestselling author of Bread, which won the Julia Child Award, recipient of the Bread Bakers Guild of America’s Golden Baguette Award and past coach and member of the gold-medal winning Baking Team USA

 

"Andy and Jackie make absolutely the only bread I would put in front of my guests. [They] truly are masters of their craft."

—TONY BETTENCOURT, chef of Sixty2 on Wharf (Salem, MA), and featured on Bravo TV’s Rocco’s Dinner Party

 

"I haven’t seen baking like this since I worked in France."

—JAMES MARTIN, author, celebrity chef and host of the Good Food Channel’s United Cakes of America

 

"Andy and Jackie King have built a hugely successful business because of the quality of their bread, pastries and desserts. Our customers rave about them."

—AMELIA & NICO MONDAY, The Market Restaurant (Annisquam, MA), featured in Food & Wine magazine

 

"Set foot inside a great restaurant and the feeling is usually admiration, even awe. Enter a great bakery like A&J King, and it’s more like giddiness...did we say giddiness? We meant love."

—BOSTON MAGAZINE, Best of Boston Award

 

"Cooks will find Baking By Hand an invaluable addition to their cookbook collection."

—NINA SIMONDS, author of Spices of Life and food journalist

 

About the Author

Andy and Jackie King are professionally-trained bakers who started A&J King Artisan Bakers bakery in Salem in 2006. They both attended the New England Culinary Institute where they met. Andy worked at the James Beard Award Winning restaurant Arrows and then both Andy and Jackie worked at Maine’s premiere artisan bakery, Standard Baking Co. before starting their own bakery closer to home.

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

It is so easy to follow the directions.
TerrBear
I would very very strongly recommend this book to anyone who has even the slightest interest in making really great baked staples for their family.
eric laurits
Nice baking book, i didnt bake all the time by hand but i've done great bread and different recipes with very good results.
CATALINA OTERO

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C B on November 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
I'm weary of this book because I've found continuity problems within the layout. On page 63, it tells you to reference pg 63 for the "final starter," yet, it isn't on that page. Looking through the index is no help, as they only list sections where "starters" can be found on pages 27-29, and 44-49; no "page 63" in sight.

I've found The Bread Baker's Apprentice to be more thorough, and easier to follow than this book. So if you're new to baking breads at home, this might not be the best book to start off with (especially with the complicated typos/errors within the book itself.)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dad of Divas TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
This was a great book that had an amazing number of recipes that I loved making in my home. I am not a big bread and tart maker, but this book makes it seem very easy! What was great about this book was not only that the recipes were easy to follow, but even beyond that the images were amazing and you get hungry just looking at each of the images in the book. The book is written in such a way that it truly inspires you to try more and to expand your own cooking repertoire (or at least it did for me). This book also allowed me to look like a professional baker even though I am not. I brought a number of my creations into work and got many kudos for what I made which is always a good sign.

*I received a copy for review - all opinions are my own*
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Hopkins on August 31, 2013
Format: Paperback
You can add this book to the huge list of things A&J King does right.

Where to start? I live within walking distance to the bakery, and I know first hand that they make awesome breads, pastries, and sandwiches. When friends or family come in from out of town, I take them here for something delicious and they never stop talking about it. This book delivers those recipes! It also delivers them right, providing step-by-step instructions, weighted measurements for ingredients, and commentary to help discern when the bread/pastry is ready to move on in the process. It's also organized in a way that allows you to select recipes for immediate gratification, for later in the same day, or for the next day.

As an avid home baker, I know that technique and tools can play a big part in finished product. Turns out, this is why my whole wheat bread always comes out of the oven as a horrifying little crumbly brick. Following their advice on things like starters, the fermentation/kneading/shaping process, and even the best way to use my oven has improved things drastically. I can even get friends to eat it now. In all seriousness, the chapters on tools and technique provide really helpful information, and pretty much make baking without a stand mixer stress free.

It's physically a nice book. It's printed on thick paper and has a sewn binding. It's also obvious that whoever took the pictures for the book is a professional. You could hang many of these pictures on your wall. And of course there are step-by-step pictures of things like shaping various breads, mixing, and kneading.

Might be that I'm too lazy to bake every day, so I'll just look through the book like a menu and then walk my lazy *** down the street to buy something. For those of you not so lucky, I highly recommend this book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By eric laurits on October 1, 2013
Format: Paperback
I was actually a part of this book. I shot all the photographs. Watching Andy and Jackie work through this whole process, I can give a first hand account as to the care and dedication that went in to creating each recipe. Tried and tried and tested and tested. You know how there are all those books with beautiful photographs of the product looking amazing only to find when you go to make it yourself, things look a mess? You realize that everything was made in a professional bakery and photographed to sell. Not the case with Baking by Hand. The images in color [with the exception of a very small handful] were shot in their home [and mine] of the breads and pastries that they made right there in front of me [the black and white images are from the bakery and give a little glimpse into bakery life... not product.]

That aside, after spending so much time photographing Andy and Jackie and their creations, I caught the bug myself and this book has become the mainstay of my kitchen. I am certainly no culinary expert but almost immediately I found myself eating delicious breads and tarts that were the closest thing I could get without traveling the 10 hours north to their bakery. My shaping skills leave a little something to be desired, but that will come with practice. All of the recipes are very clear and thorough and I didn't really even need to invest a lot in setting up shop. I would very very strongly recommend this book to anyone who has even the slightest interest in making really great baked staples for their family. I can honestly say I really can't see myself buying much bread ever again.

It's a great book. Inspiring, wonderful anecdotes, easy to follow. Plus, I like all the pretty pictures.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ofer Halevi on October 13, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A simplified version of the wordy (and fantastic) Tartine book. Good selection of recipes. The Kindle version is disappointing, though.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By YayaOrchid on January 18, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I say this because the first recipe I tried (PAIN au Levain) came out like a dream. Definitely a keeper!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0x9db13030)