Resources Guide For Bread Bakers

By joe george, Feb 17, 2010 | |
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    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/

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