Here’s a list of books and websites that are useful for the home baker and also the professional, whether you’re a novice or experienced. Most offer a plethora of recipes, and many include text that is even more interesting. A few in fact could be considered scholarly on the fascinating subject of bread and are as interesting to read as they are to bake from. Some are classics; some are new. These are just a few suggestions; the list could be much longer.




Books:






Bernard Clayton’s Complete Book of Breads


By Bernard Clayton, Jr.



Bread Alone


By Daniel Leader and Judith Blahnik



The Bread Baker’s Apprentice


By Peter Reinhart



The Bread Builders


By Daniel Wing and Alan Scott



Crust and Crumb


By Peter Reinhart



The Book of Bread


By Judith and Evan Jones



English Bread and Yeast Cookery


By Elizabeth David



Flatbreads and Flavors


By Jeffery Alford and Naomi Duguid



From a Baker’s Kitchen


By Gail Sher



The History of Bread


By Bernard Dupaigne



The Laurel’s Kitchen Bread Book


By Laurel Robertson, with Carol Flinders and Bronwen Godfrey



Six Thousand Years of Bread


By H. E. Jacob



The Tassajara Bread Book


By Edward Espe Brown





Websites:






BetterBaking.com


A site all about baking, including breads.


http://betterbaking.com/



Botham and Son’s Bakery


The Website of an English bakery with an excellent page on bread history.


http://www.botham.co.uk/bread/history1.htm



Bread Baker’s Guild of America


Professional Bread Baker’s Site, an great resource for the home baker as well.


http://www.bbga.org/



BreadInfo.com


A site all about bread.


http://www.breadinfo.com/



The Bread Museum


(Click on the English flag for English Language)


http://www.kingarthurflour.com/



Encarta On Line Encyclopedia


Link to its page on bread, with in depth info on its history and how it’s made.


http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761562389/Bread.html



FoodTimeline.org


Educational food history site with excellent info on breads.


http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodbreads.html



HowStuffWorks.com


Spells out the fundamentals of bread making in plain Enflish.


http://home.howstuffworks.com/bread.htm



King Arthur Flour


An employee-owned flour company


An ingredient resource for the home baker, with a lot of baking info as well.


http://www.kingarthurflour.com/