Author(s): Jeffrey Hamelman
Interest in fresh-baked breads is on the rise both in restaurants and at home, where more and more people are turning to the age-old comforts of baking and breaking bread with family and friends, the perfect antidote to modern stress.
"...comprehensive illustrated manual..." (Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Vol 37 (7) 2005)
JEFFREY HAMELMAN has been baking professionally for nearly thirty years. For half that time he owned a bakery in Vermont. He has served as a baking and pastry instructor at several culinary schools and has baked and taught in France, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Brazil, and Japan. In 1996, he was selected as Captain of Baking Team USA, the three-person team that represented the United States in Paris at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie - the World Cup of Baking. In 1998, he became the 76th Certified Master Baker in the United States. He is Director of the Bakery and Baking Education Center at the King Arthur Flour Company in Norwich, Vermont. In this capacity, he teaches professional baking classes one week each month and bakes for three weeks each month in King Arthur's production bakery.
Recipes.Acknowledgments.Foreword by Raymond Calvel.Preface.PART ONE: INGREDIENTS AND TECHNIQUES.1. The Bread-Making Process from Mixing through Baking.2. Ingredients and their Function.3. Hand Techniques.PART TWO: FORMULAS AND DECORATIVE BREADS.4. Breads Made with Yeasted Pre-Ferments.5. Levain Breads.6. Sourdough Rye Breads.7. Straight Doughs.8. Miscellaneous Breads.9. Braiding Techniques.10. Decorative and Display Projects.Appendix.Developing and Perpetuating a Sourdough Culture.Rheological Testing and Analysis of Flour.Flour Additives.Baker's Percentage.Desired Dough Temperature.Computing Batch Cost.Useful Conversions and Equivalencies.Sample Proofing Schedule.Epilogue.Glossary.Bibliography.Index.About the Author.