Review: Della Fattoria Bread

Della Fattoria Bread

Della Fattoria Bread: 63 Foolproof Recipes for Yeasted, Enriched and Naturally Leavened Breads – Kathleen Weber – Artisan – Published 7 October 2014

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Della Fattoria Bread is so much more than just a bread cookbook. It is full of beautiful photographs, helpful tips, baking basics, personal anecdotes about family and friends, stories about shared baking experiences, the history of the Della Fattoria Bread company, and really fantastic recipes.

This is truly the most comprehensive, yet readable bread book I’ve ever read. The tips are helpfully spread throughout the book and are also well referenced, with page numbers, in each relevant recipe. The recipes themselves are divided into five sections, yeast breads, enriched breads, pre-fermented breads, naturally leavened breads and a pizza, crackers and breadsticks section. This just makes so much sense. The recipes also leave lots of room for personal creativity and alteration, often with a first basic dough recipe followed by an assortment of different recipes using this dough as a base. There is also a great explanation of sourdough, with recipes for both a firm and wet starter. This book can be read cover to cover, as I first did, used as a great coffee table book, or continually used as a favourite recipe guide. Both beginning and experienced bakers will love and benefit from this wonderful book.

The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book for reviewing purposes.

Non-fiction. Cooking. Bread.

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