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Easy, Fabulous Bread Making: A collection of quick, no-knead, homemade bread recipes [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Mack
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Close your eyes and imagine the smell of fresh bread wafting under your nose. Are you smiling yet? One of life's greatest pleasures is sinking your teeth into a buttery slice of crusty bread, still warm from the oven.

And yet there is, especially in the United States, almost a universal carelessness about the quality and taste of the bread that we eat on a daily basis. People eat the most appalling trash imaginable, and accept it as a matter of course. The normal bread in an American household is a pasty white bread that is more air than food, devoid of nutrients, and stuffed with chemicals so it has a longer shelf life. And it tastes bad.

The recipes in this book make a homemade bread with complex flavor, no harsh yeast taste, and they require no kneading or hard work. You can have fresh, delicious bread every day, without fuss or muss.


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  • File Size: 760 KB
  • Print Length: 87 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047DX0TY
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious bread January 2, 2012
Format:Paperback
In my family, we make a lot of fresh homemade bread, so I looked forward to trying out some of the recipes from this breadmaking book by Barbara Mack. We made the cinnamon rolls because my kids wouldn't allow me to pass up making that dessert recipe! They were delicious and turned out wonderfully! We also baked the Farmhouse white bread recipe. There is nothing better than homemade bread! The author also gives some tips on how to make changes to the recipes to make them healthier, if that's what you prefer. It's a terrific book, useful both for beginners in baking and those who are more experienced!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and Tasty bread January 2, 2012
Format:Paperback
I love this book. I have bought multiple copies as gifts for friends i like it so much. The recipes are easy to follow, and the finished product is great..great flavor, appearance...everything. I will absolutely but any other cookbooks the author publishes...
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds too good to be true but it's NOT January 15, 2012
By parisp
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The author shows us how to easily bake our own bread. Like her, I tried kneading, weird recipes and expensive bread machines. I am impressed with the simplicity of the refrigeration method and will now enjoy fresh healthy bread without additives.

This method works...

and its easy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars love to bake bread April 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The recipes in this book are great. Simple and straightforward even for a novice baker like me. A friendly word of caution to anyone new to using yeast about it failure to rise [as mentioned in one of the reviews]. I found that when this happend to me, I either had not gotten the liquid warm enough [which will fail to proof the yeast] or I had gotten the liquid too hot [which will kill the yeast before it proofs]. The cure was simple. Invest in a reliable candy thermometer or digital instant read version and heat the liquid slowly to within the exact temperature range specified in the recipe. It can differ from one recipe to another. This is imporant because yeast mixed into the flour before the warm liquid is added can withstand and often requires a higher liquid temperature than yeast that is being added directly into the warm liquid and then the liquid into the flour. I baked a lot of duds and wasted a lot of money until I learned this so I just thought I would share. Happy baking.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as the title says February 9, 2012
By Cookie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After reading the one star reviews I was worried that I had purchased a dud, so I started working my way through the recipes. They are clearly written, easy to follow, and don't use any exotic ingredients that aren't pantry staples. I generally have my dough in the fridge 3 days before baking. I have not had any trouble with any of the recipes and have been extremely happy with the results. All the breads, rolls, and bagels have been very light and quite tasty. These are, truly, easy and fabulous breads that do not need kneading. I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something new April 18, 2012
By Wen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I learned something new from this author and it has made such difference in my baking. I was under impression that you need 'heat' for bread to rise, in fact it tastes better if you let it rise slowly in the refrigerator. My favorites are Hawaiian bread and pinto bread. Thank you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh bread, here we come! January 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a really good book, but be sure to read the directions carefully, especially about the yeast. The only thing I do not like about this book is the recipe title will be on one page and the recipe on the next, sometimes with large breaks in between; or large space at the top of the recipe and only 1/2 of the recipe on the first page and the rest on the second page.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I'm a person who never had a good example in the kitchen growing up and, as an adult, gave up on making my own bread altogether for a long time because I could not figure out how to knead. I couldn't even get bread to work with the aid of a stand mixer/dough hook combo. Then I stumbled across this title and thought, "Meh, it's worth a try, right?"

I am SO glad I did.

While I know there's no substitute for developing gluten in your yeast bread the old fashioned way, this book is the key to bridging the gap between no bread at all and something fabulous. I've tried everything in the book except the English Muffins and every one of them have turned out wonderfully, following Mack's instructions. Sometimes I have to tweak things to make it work for my altitude/humidity combination, but all of these breads taste wonderful and are very simple to prepare. For experienced bread makers, I'm sure it's not the bread book of choice but for someone like me, it's practically miraculous. I can finally make bread!

As an ecookbook, the only thing it's lacking is an interactive table of contents and some nitpicking formatting issues. I'd have given it five stars otherwise.

Try the Hawaiian Bread and the Potato rolls. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I was captured pretty quickly.
I was captured pretty quickly.... Yet I had put it away for a while, but now I'm ready to started baking again...
Published 1 month ago by Anne M. Warlick
1.0 out of 5 stars A Waste of Time and Flour
I have been cooking and baking since I was a child and I have no problem using good recipes. Unfortunately, I feel compelled to write a review on this book because it just plain... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lisa Henderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I found it very informative. Can't wait it try some of the tips. As conventional methods don't work for all of my bread making
Published 2 months ago by Shirley Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars You're gonna love this cookbook!
For once, the book was exactly as I expected -- Easy, Fabulous Bread Making! My son has been pleading with me for ages to "throw a loaf of bread together" but I didn't tell him my... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer, S.M.DiStefano
4.0 out of 5 stars recipes worked great!
I tried some of these recipes and they came out beautifully! Glad to have easy recipes to use frequently! Recommend to anyone who likes to bake and eat fresh bread!
Published 10 months ago by Mrs. Thelema
5.0 out of 5 stars Changed the way I think about making bread....
Love, love, loved this recipe book. I found the detail with which Ms. Mack explained the evolving of the new no-knead method. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Lovin Golf
4.0 out of 5 stars Bread Baking book
Like the premise of the book, written to be easily understood. Helpful tips and good ideas. Have baked bread in the past, but these are easier and more appropriate for my life... Read more
Published 17 months ago by A. H. Wolf
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
If you just want a book with some good old recipes in it...this is it. Straight forward and to the point! Love that! Has great pictures too.
Published 18 months ago by Lmd
4.0 out of 5 stars Tried the first recipe
I have the first recipe in the frig now and it seems to be doing good. I do wish she would say what size loaf for the recipes. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Happy Painter
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
I love this book, all the recipes are easy and delicious, my husband is baking too!
his favor recipes are the Portuguese Sweet Bread, Challah Bread and potato rolls.
Published 22 months ago by Monet
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More About the Author

Barbara Mack has been fascinated by words and writing since early childhood. The first story she put into print format was about the birds who came to nest in the gardening shed; it reviewed well with critics (the neighbors, her mother and father, grandparents, etc.) She then had a poem - Love Never Dies - published in an international magazine at age 11, and she's never looked back.

She currently has several historical romance novels available and when she's not writing furiously, you can find her in the kitchen. Her cookbook Easy, Fabulous Bread Making: A collection of quick, no-knead bread recipes is consistently in the top 50 Amazon books on bread making. The well-reviewed Chasing the Sunset spent 14 weeks in the top 5 historical romances from Amazon.



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