This very fine book guides the reader/student with a detailed photo enhanced, step-by-step method to produce world-class, naturally leavened artisan bread; by a home baker in an ordinary home oven.
Baker Chad not only reveals a time-developed home method for his trademark Tartine bread, he also tells us the story of his lengthy unrelenting quest for the perfect loaf.
This is a test proven method confirmed and verified by many first time tester/bakers, many of whom had never baked any bread before. Yet all of them made exceptional bread using Chad’s instructions. You too will gain confidence and skill in working with very wet dough while enjoying a minimum of sticky cleanup. Great bread does require a substantial investment in time, though, most of this is hands-off inactive time.
Chad fills the pages by giving many examples of what to make with your own Tartine-style bread.
I recommend this book to any one who wants to make artisan bread in the Tartine style.
this gorgeous volume is a treasure.
from the padded cover, to the stunning photography, to the mouth-watering bread recipes--- this book is a keeper.
i have been painstakingly studying chad's research, direction and experitse-- all while being completely swept away into the vibe-y photos.
the instructions are laid out, both textually and visually, which makes the bread prep a little less painless.
if you're interested in a new food adventure--- go no further than tartine bread.