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Bread Baking
by Lou Seibert Pappas

A favorite book about baking bread offers recipes for dozens of traditional hand-made loaves. Look for white breads, whole-grain breads, egg breads, sourdough breads, dessert breads, as well as all kinds of rolls. The book provides complete instructions, trouble-shooting tips and ingredient descriptions. Directions are provided for mixing by hand, with a mixer or with a food processor.


The Bread Bible: Beth Hensperger's 300 Favorite Recipes
by Beth Hensperger

Hensperger culled hundreds of her time-tested recipes, both classic and intriguingly original, to come up with this mere 300 favorites in her 450 page hardcover. Each recipe has been refined and improved for today's modern ingredients and tools. Everything is covered--from simple basic white breads to dense and texture-terrific whole grain breads, as well as those made with herbs, cheeses and nuts. Here are recipes for dinner rolls, biscuits, muffins, coffee cakes, waffles, popovers, pancakes and crepes, as well as pizza, calzone and focaccia. Also included are many recipes for use in a bread machine.

The Complete Guide to Bread Machine Baking
by Better Homes and Gardens

This volume presents information about ingredients, substitute ingredient tips, measuring and adding ingredients to the machine, and bread making in general. All recipes have been tests by the Better Homes and Gardens Test
Kitchen in a variety of machines from many manufacturers. Ingredient amounts in each recipe are listed in an easy-to-read format for both 1-1/2 and 2-pound machines. Each recipe contains detailed directions plus
preparation time, rise time, bake time, and complete nutrition information per serving. Contained within the 239 pages are 24 classic bread recipes, 31 for unusual offerings like Confetti Bread, Feta Dill Break, 22 sourdough
breads, 34 holiday breads and 34 recipes for shaped breads. Also included are recipes for butters and spreads. This is a good-looking book with a "for dummies" format and lovely color photos.

Ultimate Bread
by Eric Treuille and Ursula Ferrigno

Here are recipes for familiar continental classics, such as Tuscan Focaccia scented with rosemary; enriched breads studded with spices and fruit; flat breads from the Middle East; and rustic country loaves from France. Included is a photographic glossary of nonwheat flours and low-gluten and nongluten flours for those who are intolerant of wheat or gluten. This is a beautiful book which uses close-up photography and lucid text to make the art of baking bread accessible to everyone.


Good Mornings
by Michael McLaughlin

The 80 recipes that make up Good Mornings range from old-fashioned favorites, to the contemporary bold dishes. The breakfast items are categorized as cereals and porridge; egg dishes; pancakes, waffles, and french toast; meats and fish; breads, sweet rolls, muffins and biscuits; and fruits and juices. Also included in this cookbook is Brunch which is divided into starters, side and main-dish salads, main dishes, side dishes, and breads and desserts.

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