The Bread Book

The Bread Book by Betsy Oppenneer is available in book form on

the-bread-book-coverThe Bread Book is the only cookbook you need to make consistently fabulous-tasting and -looking breads. Bread baking novices and veterans alike will be delighted by the wealth of information that Betsy Oppenneer so cogently conveys: what ingredients and equipment to use, how to master both basics and variations of bread making, how to create exciting shapes from your bread doughs, and troubleshooting tips.

Her clear and inviting recipes inspire all bakers to master the impressive range of what she offers. Here are recipes for such yeast breads as Challah, Tomato Basil Baguettes, Whole Wheat Potato Bread, Pizza, Spiced Hazelnut Twist, and Gingerbread Men. Her chapters on breads with natural and sourdough starters include recipes for Sourdough onion Four-Stranded Braid, SourDough Banana Nut Bread, and French Bread with Levain. Quick breads are also featured, with creative recipes for cornbread, biscuits, scones, and muffins, among others.

With Betsy Oppenneer’s guidance, readers will learn not only how to create and bake successful loaves, but also the secrets of making ingenious shapes for truly stunning presentations. A myriad of festive shapes–from braids with three or more strands to pretzels, coils, swirl loaves, rings, and wreaths–makes Betsy’s breads fun to make and impressive to serve.

The Bread Book offers classic and innovative recipes, sound tips, and baker’s resources in Betsy Oppenneer’s down-to-earth style that makes mastering bread baking of all kinds simple and delightful.