books on bread

We loaf our bread and loaf to read more about it! Here is our pick of some baker's favourite books:

Advanced Bread and Pastry (A Professional Approach)
Michel Suas

Advanced Bread and Pastry, A Professional Approach is a comprehensive guide to bread, viennoiserie, and pastry that is designed for students, professionals, and enthusiasts. Balancing a respect for tradition with modern approaches to method and technique, Advanced Bread and Pastry unites appealing presentation and indispensable instruction. It is written to help today?s baker respond to the recent evolution of ingredients, products, and presentation. The recipes (called formulas) are based on a variety of classic methods and processes. With this strong foundation of knowledge, a baker or pastry chef can develop further skills, experiment with new ideas, and understand any formula..

Bread - A Baker’s book of techniques and recipes
Jeffrey Hamelman

The warm, complex aroma of a fresh-baked loaf of bread can be utterly tantalizing; the first bite, a revelation. In Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes, award-winning master baker Jeffrey Hamelman presents the definitive, one-stop reference on the art and science of bread baking - a kitchen essential for seasoned home bakers and professionals alike. Hamelman, a professional baker for nearly three decades, was a member of the United States national baking team that won first place in the 1996

The Fundamental techniques of classic bread baking
French Culinary Institute

Based on the course in international bread baking as taught at the world-renowned French Culinary Institute at the International Culinary Centre in New York City, this book covers bread from around the world, including French, Italian, German and Middle European, and Gluten-Free bread.

Dough - Simple Contemporary Bread
Richard Bertinet

Richard Bertinet takes you on a journey of development, so that once you have mastered the simple recipes, you can use them to create more innovative and advanced creations. All the breads take less than one hour, with advice on how to make bread in advance, use the freezer and above all, comes the knowledge from a master-baker of how to make the perfect dough.