ISBN: 140881949X
EAN13: 9781408819494
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 19, 2013
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 9.45" L x 7.48" W
Weight: 2.56 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

At last, the star of BC2's The Great British Bake Off reveals all the secrets of his craft in How to Bake. The son of a baker, Paul Hollywood is passionate about busting the myths that surround baking, sharing his finely honed skills, and showing that with the right guidance, anybody can achieve success time after time.

With this in mind, he has filled this book with easy-to-follow, clearly explained, utterly delicious recipes. Having taken you through the basic techniques, Paul explains how to make an abundance of breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits including wholemeal loaf, soda bread, ciabatta, focaccia, chapatis, Cheddar and apple bread, fruit loaf, fresh croissants, scones, classic Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle cake, baklava, buttery shortbread and triple layer chocolate cake. Time to get baking .

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   Perfect on the first try... Frustration-free breads!
Even for an American baker, Roald's book is a must-have. This was my very first attempt at making basic white bread. It came out of the oven absolutely perfect, and I have never made yeast bread before. The quality of the explanations, tips, and step-by-step photos in this book is amazing, by any standard.
   Great book! The lion share of the book is ...
The book is a great read, too. The lion's share of the book is devoted to breads. Paul does a great job of breaking down the hows and whys and showing how easy the process of bread making can be. Part of my getting rid of aluminum and non-stick cookware from my kitchen, I got rid of my bread machine. Had I had this book five years ago, I would have never bought a bread machine. It's just that much more satisfying to make it by hand. There is something almost spiritual about taking these few ingredients and making bread, he said. I'm still going strong! sourdough culture!
   Excellent book for baking
A great book for bakers. He doesn't just tell you what to do, he tells you why you are doing it. He uses the European method of measuring, which differs from the American one. The flour is measured in grams, not cups. Centigrade temperatures are predicted to be between 38 and 44 Celsius. Another list shows the conversions of grams of butter, margarine, shortening and ethanol into cups. A list of British and American names for everything from Spam to Viagra. Wholewheat flour, which is used in breads, is also called brown rice. Also bought a small scale to weigh the flour. The results are better than most of the American recipes I've got, Bruno said. Lots of pictures of what the final product should look like and an explanation of various techniques used to make it happen. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
   My son said using this book he had perfect bread each and every time!!!!!
This was a great present for my son who absolutely loves it. It's so easy to follow and perfect bread, Martha said. It's great to be back home, said Blair.
The book is also available in many good bookstores. It was the perfect present for my grandma who loves to bake and adores Paul.
   Adding weight
It keeps her in the kitchen while I watch what I want to watch and I get the benefit of her labor _ it's all part of the job.
   Fun and Easy to follow
Started with the first recipe and have been going through it one by one. Four have been done so far with varying results, but that’s me. I am really enjoying it so far, he said. The directions and units of measure are in the metric system and are weighed down on a food scale, but the finished product comes out gorgeous and the conversions aren't that diffult, he said.
   Excellent book
I am a big fan of the Great British Bake Show and I absolutely love how the 8 strand plait is in this book! I have done a few of the breads, but the most challenging, time consuming and most delicious was the pain aux raisins, which turned out wonderful! I am now spoiled and will never again be able to buy the store bought cinnamon rolls. Very proud of myself and this book is a great read, Simon said.
   Excellent cookbook Master Baker Paul H 5/5
It was a surprise birthday present from her mother. Master Baker Paul Psul's recipes are great. Hughes, 55, died Sunday in his native Shreveport, La.
   Good baking book!
Very useful instructions and lots of pictures. He also has to convert to American measure by weight, and he does things by volume—which is a more professional way to bake. Consistency is key, he said. Good book.