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Rise! Damn you, Rise!!!
on March 11, 2012
This book was such a disappointment. I could not make any of the bread rise without a bread machine! For many of the recipes it took DAYS (not refrigerated) for the second rise to start at all, and they never doubled, even when I tried to force the rise. My yeast was fine; I always proofed it and tried many different types.
My second complaint is that this book is really not designed for people who have no experience working with bread. There were many basic need to know tips that were not included. Thankfully I had my original Betty Crocker to fill in the gaps. The author merely provides bare bones instructions, assuming that people will know what to do. COME ON....people don't instinctively know how to make bread.
I think this could be a fabulous book if the author could have added more information about the baking process, and included a section on trouble shooting. I want so badly to contact her and ask many questions! So frustrating when your bread is a flop :(. I will be reverting back to the traditional way of making bread from now on.