Lexie Smith talks bread baking and cultural representation with Master Bread Baker Jeffrey Hamelman. Bread by Jeffrey Hamelman, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Jeffrey Hamelman’s Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes is an solid baking book, but not one I would recommend to everyone.

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Bread contains detailed, step-by-step recipes for an array of hamelkan I decided to use this book as a reference for my own writing because a professional baker wrote it.

Bread : A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes

Here, he shares thisexperience while putting world-class artisanal loaves within reachof any serious baker. Frustrated trying to find a decent loaf of Rye—like my grandmother used to make—I decided to do it myself.

To ask other readers questions about Breadplease sign up. Jefrfey the years, I’ve heard great things about Jeffrey Hamelman and I was really looking forward to reading his book. In fact, I need to replace my book because I recently burnt the last pages or so while baking! Aug 06, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes, the recipes include the quantities scaled down for the home baker, but rarely are the directions simplified. The recipe for Pretzels is absolutely flawless, and the results are authentic, says my German-born and raised husband.

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I’ve used the King Arthur whole-grain book, but Jeffrey Hamelman’s second edition is far superior. Hamelman treats you seriously, assumes you have a brain and can work out that things can be varied. Thus they rip the book on Amazon, which I’m sure jefffey had depressing effect on sales. I will continue to use this book to enhance my skills. From the delicate flavor and aroma of classic French baguettes to the mellow smoothness of Roasted Garlic Levain, a bread for every haemlman and every palate is here.

It proved its value over and over, down to the sketches and photographs. Nov 04, Zomick’s Bakery rated it really liked it. So, I gave up after the intro. The continual references to steam injectors and oven vents, proper posture when lifting 75 pounds of dough, and potential injury from improperly holding 7 to 8 foot long peels while unloading dozens of loaves of bread quickly make the amateur realize this book was not intended for him.


In this updated edition, Hamelman covers the gradual evolution of the craft, adding 40 newrecipes and incorporating the important technique of handmixing. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I use it constantly as a reference and have bought multiple copies for friends and family who want to learn to bake bread.

Hamelman, a professional baker for nearly three decades, was a member of the United States national baking team that won first place in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, the bread-baking World Cup.

My only mild quibble is that I wish the amounts for the home baker were given in metric as well as imperial. He invitesnovice bakers to explore the world of bread baking with confidence, building a solid foundation of process and understanding ofprinciples of fermentation and yeast dough production.

Hands down the best book I’ve read so far on bread when it comes to technical side of it all ingredients, shaping, proofing, baking, commercial side, recipes, Hamelman, a professional baker for more than three decades, wasa member and captain of Baking Team USA, which represents theUnited States in the international Coupe du Monde de laBoulangerie, the World Cup of bread baking. This is my go-to bread baking book.

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Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? I only wish that the “home” batches were listed in grams instead of ounces. You basically have to be a hmaelman breadmaker to make sense of this book. A tool I depend on like my scale. Simply put, the intended reader of this book is the professional baker. It doesn’t require to be baker to love this book. I was curious if Hamelman, having seen the industry change through the decades, thought that America was finally developing its own bread culture amidst this new baking enthusiasm.

Recipesfor brioche, focaccia, pizza dough, flat breads, and othertraditional staples augment the diverse collection of flavors, tastes, and textures.


Opening with a comprehensive overview of the foundations – essential ingredients; hand techniques for kneading, scoring, and shaping; the basic process from mixing through baking – he jedfrey guides bakers through all elements of this richly rewarding craft.

The recipes are all sized for commercial kitchens 22 or so loaves at a time. Refresh and try again.

Talking Bread and Evolution with Jeffrey Hamelman

May 16, Pamela Hempston rated it it was amazing. Only two breads in the book, simit and lavash, hail from outside Europe or North America.

The weight of each ingredient is determined as a percentage of the total weight of flour. Bread contains detailed, step-by-step recipes for avast array of breads–versatile sourdough ryes; numerous breadsmade with pre-ferments; and simple, straight dough loaves. Until recently, it was primarily circumstance and resources that determined why and how we made things.

Explaining complex techniques with simple and helpful illustrations, the book includes recipes for a vast array of breads, including sourdoughs, brioche, authentic rye breads, flat breads, French breads, and much more. Too true – have the picture on fb to prove it. Your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about cheese, from the cheesiest recipes to the best dairy adventures around the world. His clearexplanation of challenging ingredient functions and food scienceare key stepping stones for professionals improving their skills.

Almost wholly doing whole-wheat sourdough variations. The only thing that I really disliked are th Hands down the best book I’ve read so far on bread when it comes to technical side of it all ingredients, shaping, proofing, baking, commercial side, recipes, Nov 25, Mary Beth rated it really liked it. I’m a home cook that wanted good info on making bread and learned quickly that this book is really intended more for people who are commercially making bread, not for people like me.