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English Bread and Yeast Cookery

David, Elizabeth (Book - 1979 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
English Bread and Yeast Cookery
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Authors: David, Elizabeth, 1913-1992
Title: English bread and yeast cookery
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1979
Characteristics: xx, 592 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth David ; with illustrations by Wendy Jones
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 1977
ISBN: 9780140299748
0140299742
Branch Call Number: 641.815 D249e 1979
Subject Headings: Baking Bread
Topical Term: Baking
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The recipes cover yeast cookery of all kinds and are all described with her typical elegance and unrivaled knowledge.


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Jul 30, 2013
  • Liber_vermis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

About half of Baird's book provides background information on grains, flours, yeast, baking ovens, flour and bread storage; and much more. The second half of the book provides a wide variety of yeast and soda bread recipes. The historical and technical background and illustrations add depth to her presentation. I found many helpful tips that will improve my bread-making results using more current Canadian recipes.

Dec 20, 2010
  • hindins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an excellent book for the moderately experienced baker who wants to try some regional traditional baking. It is primarily concerned with English baking but includes some other nationalities, notably French. Not for beginners really. Some of the recipes are very old, as early as the seventeenth century.

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