am 19. November 1999
Way to go Beatrice! This is a very good and practical book. I own about a dozen other bread cookbooks, but this seems to be the one that I turn to most. All of the recipes I've tried have been a success. There is a wide variety of excellent recipes in the book, ranging from basic & everyday to impressive for entertaining. I feel that this book has something to offer everyone, since it has simple enough recipes for the beginner, but would not bore the more advanced baker who likes sourdoughs and more artistic types of breads. Another thing I like about this book is its layout and organization. I have found that some of my other bread books tend to be a bit confusing with their directions. Not this book - the instructions are VERY, VERY CLEAR. I believe that anyone who wants to make their own homemade bread should have a copy of this book. Get one TODAY before it goes out of print - or you'll regret it!
am 1. August 2000
I was impressed with the variety of recipes and was very pleased with how they are laid out. The three loaf sizes makes it easy to choose how much you want to make and the steps are simple to follow. It certainly makes bread baking easy. I was disappointed however, that even though this was a book on baking with whole grains, there was almost no historical or nutritional value given on the different grains themselves. However, this does not deter from the truly easy to make and delicious recipes.