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- Print Length: 70 pages
- Publisher: Encore Publishing (May 7, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 7, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FBQKLGK
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I did not find a single recipe that made me want to run to the kitchen and start baking. It has a variety of bread recipes, but not a single one that could not be found easily on the internet.
The ones found on the internet are probably as good, if not better.
Take the recipe for cinnamon bread in the book. It calls for 4 cups of flour, it does not give the weight however which would be approximately 480 grams.
I always weigh my ingredients when baking bread. It is the only way to consistently make sure you obtain the perfect loaf of bread.
Next, it calls for 2 cups of sugar. That is 1/2 of cup of sugar per cup of flour. Yuck! Too sweet, especially because it calls for another 2/3 cup for the cinnamon topping. It also calls for 2/3 cup of vegetable oil. I never use more than 1/4 cup, and most of the time I stick to 2 tablespoons or less of oil or butter for a loaf of bread. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of baking powder which is way too much, and 1 teaspoon of salt which is not enough. If you chose to bake this, you would have a very unhealthy loaf of bread which probably still would not taste good.
This leads me to the belief that the recipes were dashed together quickly and never tested for accuracy and taste.
For the experienced bread baker, this offers nothing new and exciting. For the novice, I certainly would not count on it for satisfactory results.
My favorite bread cookbook is still Peter Reinhart's, Artisan Breads Everyday. I love his Neo-Neopolitan Pizza Dough Recipe. The dough also freezes well for when you want a quick pizza at home during the week using leftovers. The Struan bread is always a go to favorite, along with his Wild Rice and Onion Bread. By the way all of the recipes in I use in Peter Reinhart's book work well with the concept of fresh artisan bread in only 5 minutes a day.
If you want a recipe from the internet, look up the copycat recipe for Outback Steakhouse's brown bread. Google, "steakhouse sweet brown molasses bread". You should find it on It's Always Autumn blog. It is delicious and has become a favorite. After baking it the first time, I add 2 tablespoons of flax meal and eliminated the honey called for. It makes the recipe a bit healthier. Since the molasses overpowered the honey in the original recipe, it really is not needed.