Secrets of a Jewish Baker Cookbook

Secrets of a Jewish Baker Cookbook - Authentic Jewish Rye and Other Breads won the James Beard Foundation Award for Excellence.  


Format: Softcover, 368 pages. 

Copyright: 1993 

Publisher: The Crossing Press 

Author: George Greenstein 

ISBN: 9780895946058

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Description:  Professional baker George Greenstein reveals what the home chef has suspected all along -- professional bakers get great results because they use dozens of little tricks that make the difference between ordinary loaves of bread and spectacular ones. 

In Secrets of a Jewish Baker, Greenstein reveals the unwritten tips that were passed down in his family through three generations of bakers. Whether novice or expert, any home chef can master bread baking with this cookbook as a guide. 

Take for instance, the shaping of bread. Loaf shaping has a profound effect on the quality of the bread. The author reveals in 36 clear illustrations just how to obtain properly finished and formed bread including various braided effects.nbsp;

What's more, Greenstein takes us on a complete recipe tour of the bread world. He covers everything from basic yeast breads to sourdough, rye, whole grain and French loaves. He also tells how to make biscuits, muffins, croissants, bagels, pita and other specialty bread products. It's just one book, but it's everything you ever wanted to know about the Staff of Life. The book contains three sets of instructions for each yeast bread recipe: by hand, using a food processor; and using using a mixing machine. All recipes are Kosher.nbsp;

George Greenstein owned and ran a Jewish bakery on Long Island. He has set down in this collection all his knowledge about bread making. 


Condition: This book is in good condition with extremely minor shelf wear to the edges of the covers (slightly worn edges).  The interior pages are in clean good condition with no tears. 

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