The enticing aroma and delicious taste of freshly baked breads is irresistible, and bread has been savoured around the world for centuries. Today, the experience of home baking is exceptional. Bread machines now provide the pleasure of creating the most sensational baked goods with minimal effort. This comprehensive guide will show you how and provide you with over 150 classic recipes to enjoy. The book begins with an introduction to the variety of breads that you can make with your bread machine. A detailed techniques section follows, explaining the bread machine's features and settings. It also shows how to utilize traditional bread-making techniques, such as hand-shaping, glazes and toppings to make more unusual breads. The section finishes with a look at the basic ingredients used in all loaves, other ingredients you can add to breads and the equipment you may find useful. The recipes are organized into chapters by styles of bread and include examples from many diverse countries. Each has been specially tested on and adapted for a comprehensive range of modern bread machine models to enable you to bake successfully at home with your bread machine. The recipes include some breads that are mixed in a bread machine but baked in a conventional oven. The recipes within each chapter range from basic machine breads using simple ingredients to more complex baked goods with a diversity of flavours. The recipes cover everything from traditional world-famous classics, such as Farmhouse Loaf, Ciabatta and Pita Breads to fresh, modern and innovative creations, such as Gluten- and Wheat-free Bread, 100% Wholemeal Apple and Cider Bread and Goji Berry and Yoghurt Teabread. Stunning full-colour photographs, step-by-step techniques and a multitude of helpful cook's tips make this the ultimate guide to bread machine baking. Whether you are looking for a particular recipe to use on a new machine or would like fresh ideas to extend your baking repertoire, this is a definitive collection of irresistible bread machine recipes.
Jennie Shapter is a freelance food writer and home economist. In the early part of her career, Jennie spent a number of years working as Chief Home Economist for several major food manufacturers, where she developed her considerable baking skills. She has written over twenty cookery books, including Perfect Patisserie and The Country Cookbook. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers.