How to make bread. Cook Book
The book that I present to you today How to make bread is one of those essentials for any self-respecting panarra (lover of making homemade bread). Those of you who follow my personal project and those of you who do it on social networks know that 'panarrismo' has invaded me a few months ago. Much of the blame is on this book that I am going to talk about.
It contains recipes of different types of bread each more surprising and reveals fabulous secrets from the hand of the South African baker Emmanuel Hadjiandreou that you cannot miss. The images are the work of English photographer Steve Painter, who also took the photos for The hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. In addition, the Three Wise Men are approaching, yes, those who now turn out to be Andalusian and who apparently never met any ox or mule in the portal, because those same I am convinced that they kindly from Cádiz itself They will be delighted to bring you, you just have to wish it strongly. If you don't know English, remember to ask for a crash course.
For centuries, bread has been part of the normal diet of the human being and in recent times we have rediscovered the satisfaction of making bread at home and in some way makes us return to the origins. E. Hadjiandreu, winner of several awards related to bread, presents in this his first book a selection of his favorite recipes, all explained step by step with impressive photographs. The book was given to me by Fran last year for Christmas and although it is in English, it is easily understandable and I assure you that all the recipes I have made work perfectly.
The book is divided into five parts: The basics, in which we have a guide and tips to start making bread at home from scratch. He tells us about the types of flours, the types of yeast, how to make our own sourdough and the basic equipment we will need to make bread. All this explained clearly and with images.
Yeast Bread Recipes or poolish, a chapter in which you will learn how to make from the basic Irish soda bread to other more complex breads such as ciabatta, bagels or beer bread. All with step-by-step photographs, including the folds to be made so that the final result is a success.
Gluten-free or gluten-free recipes, we all know that in these times there are more and more people with celiac disease and the disease is on the rise. Precisely with these people in mind, the book includes a section with many gluten-free recipes. We will learn to make bread with rice, corn or potato flour. Recipes that both non-celiac and non-celiac will like.
Breads with made dough, if in the first chapter they teach us how to make it, in this chapter it is time to put it into practice. I assure you that this ancient method of making bread is the most rewarding, at home since we discovered sourdough we cannot stop making bread and it tastes like bread, bread. You will find surprising recipes such as bread with figs or bread with beets and all of them using a small amount of sourdough.
Baking, of course this part could not be missing from the book. My favorite without a doubt, the step by step of Croissants It is spectacular and again I can say that it comes out perfectly since I have tried them. But there is also pain au chocolat, cinamon rolls and Stollen among others. A delight to behold and one that encourages anyone to make it at home. And if making bread is satisfying, eat your own Croissants I don't even tell you.
In total there are more than 60 recipes, easy to follow due to their photographs with which you will discover the pleasure of making bread at home.
How to make bread
Emanuel Hadjiandreou / Steve Painter ISBN 978 1 84975 140 7 price 24 euros