Select one of the keywords
Simply Great Breads    by Daniel Leader order for
Simply Great Breads
by Daniel Leader
Order:  USA  Can
Taunton Press, 2011 (2011)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Whipping up a batch of Navajo Fry Bread, a dish of Jelly-Filler Berliners, some Ciabatta Rolls or a pan of Chestnut Cinnamon Sugar Spirals won't be a major chore when you use this cookbook.

The smell of freshly baked bread and other goodies will fill your kitchen as you follow the delicious recipes explained by champion artisanal bread maker Daniel Leader in this beautifully illustrated cookbook.

Fifty mouthwatering treats made with yeasted dough range from waffles, cider doughnuts, and bagels to English muffins, crumpets and brioche.

'Well-made bread doesn't have to come from a recipe that resembles a scientific treatise,' writes the author. 'While artisan bread recipes can run for several pages, the recipes in this book are not much longer or more difficult to follow than the recipe for Toll House cookies ... Baking with yeast does take some planning…but, as you'll see, you don't have to invest weeks or days in the process to wind up with something very satisfying indeed.'

Even if you haven't had much success with recipes involving yeast in the past, don't let that stop you from trying some of these tasty morsels. Leader's tips and the secrets he shares, along with his simple directions, will unlock the flavors and demystify the process, making everyone think you slaved in the kitchen for days.

Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.

Find more NonFiction books on our Shelves or in our book Reviews