- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press (July 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0898159539
- ISBN-13: 978-0898159530
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.2 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,317,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Breadtime Paperback – July 1, 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
Those familiar with the original edition will find lots of new recipes, including a really unique and helpful section on whole grain baking for bread machines. To make room for the new bread recipes, some of the original material has been dropped, but this is still a great book with hundreds of great recipes.
Cheney doesn't make a big deal about it, but this is a vegetarian cookbook that vegans will find especially appealing. Her scone recipes put commercially available scones to shame, despite her use of healthy alternatives to dairy products. The subtitle -- A Down to Earth Cookbook -- aptly describes her successful effort to present bread as a foundation for complete meals. You'll find recipes for pizzas, calzones, wraps, spreads, fillings and a variety of other vegetarian foods you won't find anywhere else.
Cheney's personal and engaging writing "voice" really brings this book to life. Experienced bakers and beginners will find it to be an equally appealing addition to their collections
This book uses a cold, slow rise method which increases the digestibility of the bread and the availability of nutrients (although there are instructions for speeding up the process for those who wish to). There are sections on quick breads, yeast breads, sourdough, natural rise breads, flatbreads, etc. as well as a section of breadmachine recipes.
I would highly recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this from the library originally then decided I had to own it. I love baking bread, and this book gave me a whole new perspective on it. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Paula