Click below to see the recipe listing index for The Bread Bible Baking Books: ” Whenever she’s in the running, Rose Levy Beranbaum leads the pack. Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, Best Bread Book The Bread Bible gives bread bakers of the meticulous, foolproof recipes that are Rose. The Bread Bible gives bread bakers of the meticulous, foolproof recipes that are Rose Levy Beranbaum’s trademark. Her knowledge of the.

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Aug 05, Rose Grey rated it really liked it.

Rose Beranbaum’s Bread Bible. The simple line illustrations are excellent, some of the best I’ve seen. Unfortunately, doing real deal bread at home is significantly vible time-consuming than the quickie recipes on the internet or in the pamphlet that came with your bread machine.

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the Bread Bible

Between the two of them, they have created an invaluable bresd of step by step production for each and every bread in this book. All this is prelude to my frustration Let me say first that Beranbaum is undoubtedly a master.

Rose gives directions for eac Just like the other Rose Beranbaum book I read recently, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, this is a thorough, thoughtful, detailed, and exacting how-to book all about bread. While it has a decent amount of pretty photography full-page pictures in their own sectionsthis book is quite text-heavy compared to so breac of those food-porn coffee table artbooks masquerading as recipe collections.

This book is an excellent guide.


There are also yeast conversion charts, including a paragraph on how to convert a recipe calling for commercial yeast into one using wild yeast. Jun 13, Loren rated it did not like it Shelves: Unlike Rose Beranbaum’s other books, some of these recipes have failed me.

I have other criteria. Don’t use bread flour when general purpose is called for. I don’t think I would worry much about the specific flour she calls for.

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Overview Inside the Book. No ifs, ands, or buts. Of course, it took Rose to do it. A cookbook can have the best of information, but if it is not navigable and doesn’t inspire one to get into the kitchen, it will not be used.

Still working my way through the book. Further on are handy tips on how to adjust existing recipes to make them “suit your taste”, how added ingredients can affect dough, ideal mixing and rising temperatures, pros and cons of hand vs various machine mixers, shaping techniques, etc. I was so lucky to have found it years ago. In her signature style, she breaks down the mysteries of baking breads so cooks understand the building blocks. To ask other readers questions about The Bread Bibleplease sign up.

Rose Levy Beranbaum’s bread bible process

She admits to being a bread novice when she started writing this book, which has the benefit of allowing her to walk you through techniques that someone with more experience may take for gr Unlike Rose Beranbaum’s other books, some of these recipes have failed me. Even the plain old white dinner rolls and basic soft white sammich loaf require the initiation of a dough starter or sponge for the pre-ferment phase, followed by additional flour and ingredients later to make the actual dough.


The dough won’t let me. The Bread Bible gives bread bakers of the meticulous, foolproof recipes that are Rose Levy Beranbaum’s trademark. I may not have let it warm up long enough because it didnt rise as much as usual, but I got pretty good oven spring. There are also in-depth explanations of each stage in the process of baking bread that will keep you from committing those recipe alterations that will result in a major bread-fail, while giving you the knowledge and confidence to try ones that will work.

Furthermore, she encourages you to make the recipes in her book your own. Given there are plenty of links within recipes that lead back to illustrations or sub-recipes, not including a fully navigable recipe index is just plain unforgivable.

Dec 1 – 6: This is the book to get if you are interested in making great bread. This book is NOT for beginners. Her knowledge of the chemistry of baking, the accessibility of her recipes, and the incomparable taste of her creations make this book invaluable for home cooks and professional bakers alike.

This book will enable you to do that, assured that you’ve created the real dealexploding the myth that bakery bread can’t be matched at home. Bread making is not this complicated. None of the recipes I tried called for any exotic ingredients that weren’t readily available at the supermarket.