Artisan Bread from Your Bread Machine Review
| Artisan Bread from Your Bread Machine: Quick, easy and excellent bread at home, including sourdough
|November 2, 2023, Palazzo Editions Ltd.
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Artisan Bread from Your Bread Machine: Quick, easy and excellent bread at home, including sourdough is a textbook type of cookbook from a professional bread baker. While the bread machine is wonderful for quick dough, the breads included in this book aren’t that quick due to the fact that most of them contain different starters that take several days to prepare before making the breads. Monade is considered an expert on bread, and his recipes are similar to those in European bakeries. However, they do take some extra prep.
The main drawback to this cookbook is that there aren’t any photographs – not even one – to help bakers decide what bread they want to try, as well as what the finished bread should look like. To me, this is the main reason that most won’t want to purchase this book.
There are good reasons to purchase this cookbook, however, because it has so much information on ingredients, equipment, and procedures to enhance the bread baking experience at home, as well as excellent recipes that are easy to follow. The recipes are written in standard form with the ingredients listed first followed by step-by-step instructions. Monade has added his own suggestions and comments at the beginning of each recipe, which are helpful for anyone who wants to bake perfect bread.
All told, the expertise of Monade is worth reading about, and the recipes are appealing. However, the recipes can’t be made in one day, like most in bread machines, so this cookbook is only recommended for those who have a lot of time to perfect their bread baking experience.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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