Good book on bread for beginners?

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I'd like to begin exploring baking my own bread. I'm looking for a good book on simple authentic bread recipes for people who have no experience. Nothing fancy - basic fundamental versatile breads like country loaves, and hopefully without the need of many, if any, complicated or fancy tools, molds etc
 
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I think there are quite a number of them.
What I would advise it to get a book that uses metric instead of imperial measurements (or both). They are just more precise (an get a scale if you don't have one ;) )
 
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Bernard Clayton. Complete book of breads. Covers the gamut, except perhaps, wild yeast sourdough... but a really good way to get started. This guy’s recipes are generally foolproof.
 
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Hey there, Tyler520!

There's only one bread book to recommend IMO:

THE BREAD BAKER'S APPRENTICE

Peter Rhinehart

You're welcome! :)
 
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Flour Water Salt Yeast- Ken Forkish.

That one takes you into wild yeast sourdoughs, but will start off with Lean dough using commercial yeast. The book gives a good walk thru of baking bread and brief explanation of ingredients and the role they play.

Dough: Simple Contemporary Breads by Richard Bertinet
and this one would be my second suggestion.
 
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And in making your bread learn BAKER'S PERCENTAGES. It's very easy math (algebra) that will simplify the recipes. No more using cups for measurements.
 

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