The Larousse Book of Bread

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By Eric Kayser, Pen­guin, hard­back, 320 pages, $55 Bread­mak­ing has never been more popular thanks to TV bak­ing shows. The Larousse Book of Bread ex­plains com­plex tech­niques with il­lus­trated step-by-step in­struc­tions and fea­tures 80 recipes for bak­ing a vast ar­ray of ar­ti­sanal breads:

• The clas­sics (baguettes, boules)

• Spe­cialty breads (multi­grains, rye, farm­house, gluten-free)

• Yeast-free breads (spelt, ‘mill­stone pie’)

• Flavoured breads (fig bread, or­ange, squid ink)

• Oiled breads (cia­batta, opizz)

• Sweet bak­ery (crois­sant, brioche, pain au cho­co­lat)

• Rolls (poppy, ba­con and pecan, seaweed)

• Re­gional breads (mar­guerite, vi­varais)

• World breads (fo­cac­cia, Turk­ish ek­mek)

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