5.13.2015

Review: Make Ahead Bread by Donna Currie

Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Bread Every Day by Donna Currie

Cookbook
Ebook/Print (208 pages, TAUNTON)
Two Steps to Breaking Bread. Make Ahead Bread de-mystifies the bread-baking process with simple recipes and easy-to-follow steps for fresh-from-the-oven bread. Plus there's an entire chapter devoted to baking ingredients and equipment. Follow home baker Donna Currie's simple two-step process to baking delicious, fresh, yeast breads:
Step One – mix and knead the dough, then let it rest for 1-2 days while you enjoy life
Step Two – bake.
Yes, it's that simple.
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Breads. Your home will smell amazing while you bake any of the 100 recipes inMake Ahead Bread, including all of these:
Loaf Breads – Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Loaf; Maple Sugar and Walnut Loaf
Buns, Rolls, Breadsticks – Slider Buns; Cheesy Breadstick Twists
Flatbreads – Chicago-style Pan Pizza; Semolina Focaccia
Pastries – Breakfast Sausage Danish; Traditional Croissants, and more.
Now, you're never too busy to bake bread! Yeast bread isn't complicated to make, but because it needs time to rise, it’s not always easy to fit it into time available - that’s until now. Make Ahead Breadgives inexperienced bakers and busy home cooks the information you need to make flavorful, freshly baked bread on a schedule that works for you.
Leftovers? Just in case you have any leftovers, this book also features many recipes for your extra bread like Almond Butter Bread Pudding; Artichoke, Olive and Tomato Strata; and Overnight French Toast. Plus recipes for scrumptious butters and spreads are included, such as: Chunky Apple and Cinnamon Spread and Chocolate Butter to name a few.

A wonderful place to get started! (5 stars)

If there's one thing I've been missing since my spouse was diagnosed with a bunch of food allergies it's breads. I had picked up a copy of this book last fall in hopes of tackling homemade bread in the new year and sure enough my husband is allergic to wheat, yeast, corn, and a bunch of other basic ingredients found in almost every recipe in this wonderful book.

So it's become a bit of a comfort book for me. Instead of baking the recipes here I page through it and fantasize about the recipes instead. Because most of them look like even I could tackle them! Maybe once we get a handle on his allergies I can try some of them but for now we're trying to keep the foods out of our home as much as we can. I love that these are the kind of recipes you can divide the work on. As a busy mom and blogger I just do not have time to spend all day in the kitchen kneading and prepping. If you're in much the same boat I do recommend picking up a copy.



Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.

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