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Reddit reviews on Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads

Sentiment score: 3
Reddit mentions: 5

We found 5 Reddit mentions of Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads. Here are the top ones.

Found 5 comments on Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads:

u/tpodr · 2 pointsr/Baking

Based on Pain Ordinaire Carême from Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads https://www.amazon.com/dp/0743287096

Activate 2 teas yeast in 1-1/4 cup warm water in a stand mixer. Add 2 cups flour and beat with flat beater at high speed until gluten develops (~10 minutes). You'll know. The batter will pull together around the beater. Add 1 teas salt dissolved in 1 teas warm water.

Switch to dough hook and add around 1-1/2 to 2 cups flour. You want a slightly wet dough. Turn out and let rise for an hour, until doubled.

Grate ~1 cup Parmesan cheese and mash two cloves of garlic. Combine with a fork.

Split the dough in half, two baguette. For each one, flatten to a rectangle and add cheese/garlic and fold over. Repeat flattening and folding a few times, but not too many or the mixture will be completely dispersed throughout. I like veins of cheese within the crumb. Let shaped baguettes rise for an hour.

Half hour before baking, place pizza stone in middle of oven and shallow metal pan on the bottom. Heat oven to 450F.

When ready to bake, plenty of slits on the tops of the loaves. Place loaves on stone and dump water in the shallow pan for a blast of steam. Close door quickly. After 5 minutes, add more water to pan. Maybe again after 15 minutes. Bakes in around 25 minutes. The usual: golden crust and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Remove and place on cooling rack. Wait 15 minutes so when cutting the crumb doesn't collapse.

u/makebread · 1 pointr/Breadit

I'm no pro but I've been baking for a long time at home.
These are the things you need:

  • All purpose flour (non-bleached). King Arthur will serve you well.
  • Yeast
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Bowl (a big plastic one will work, like tupperware or something)
  • Something on which to bake the bread. A baking stone if you're going to free-form it or a bread pan if you want it a particular shape.

    That's more or less it.
    I recommend this book by Bernard Clayton, it's amazing and produces really good breads. And he does a good job of walking you through bread by bread. It's an "oldy but goody". There are other books out there that are popular but if you've never baked before I'd recommend that one.
u/ToadLord · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite cookbooks so far are

  1. Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads and
  2. The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook 3rd Edition

    If you are brand new and want only the basices, you should get I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking by Alton Brown which is the most basic cooking-for-dummies book!