[Sca-cooks] OOP: beginner's bread books

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Jul 29 17:07:33 PDT 2009

I am going to take a different tack and suggest that he make
the acquaintance of the King Arthur Flour Company website.

Not only do they sell the flours and everything else from yeast and 
ingredients to
the pans, tools, gadgets, baking stones, etc., they also sell baking books.
They also have a great subscription newsletter.
There's also a blog http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/ and there's a 
baking roundtable.
They also do sessions across the country-

(I've attended a couple of the sessions and there were always a number 
of older men
in the audience. He wouldn't be the only man present.)

He may not need a cookbook; their website and recipes may get him started.


Sandra J. Kisner wrote:
> My dad would really like to learn to make bread; I make it whenever I
> visit, but that's only once or twice a year.  Even some of the bread
> available at Whole Foods doesn't meet his standards (he doesn't like soft
> bread, and even some of the multi-grain breads available these days are
> too squeezable).  I can no longer remember how I learned to bake bread,
> and the books I use now would only confuse him.  Can anybody recommend a
> good book (or a general cookbook with a good bread section) for a
> beginner?  He's a competent cook, but not a baker.
> Sandra

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