|Publisher:||Quayside Pub Group|
|Publish Date:||Nov 2009|
|Number of Pages:||176|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.55|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.25 x 10.25 x 0.5|
Including step-by-step process photos of techniques, award-winning pastry chef and teacher Hitz (Baking Artisan Bread) provides a solid foundation for bakers to produce professional-looking baked goods. Following an introduction that discusses ingredients, equipment, and techniques, recipes (from breakfast muffins to lemon brioche doughnuts) are progressively presented from the easiest to the more complex. Listed ingredients are measured in metric, weight, and volume. Also included are conversion charts; lists of online resources, tools, equipment, and organizations; and a glossary.
An excellent plus is the 20-minute instructional DVD, which teaches advanced methods such as rubbing, creaming, and blending. Highly recommended for beginning bakers; this is a good complement to Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day, which bakers will welcome after they have mastered Hitz's basic techniques.
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Baking Artisan Breakfast Breads and Pastries offers illustrated recipes that cater to all breakfast needs: from muffins ready within the hour to more decadent treats, such as lemon brioche doughnuts and chocolate croissants. The formulas are generally progressive--the easier recipes are at the beginning and more complex ones are later. The step-by-step full-color process shots of techniques and inviting beauty shots of finished products coupled with clear directions will instill confidence in even the most novice baker. A short (20-30 minute). DVD accompanies the book, adding an invaluable level of instruction.
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