The Big Book of Bread

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The Big Book of Bread

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Authoritative and accessible, The King Arthur Baking Company’s Big Book of Bread is exceptional for its range: the 125 recipes for yeasted and naturally leavened breads are designed to appeal to novices and advanced bakers alike, as well as those who are deep into sourdough.

Everything you want to know about how to make a perfect loaf is here: from techniques for folding and shaping, to information about flour, yeast, sourdough culture, and fermentation. Each recipe is accompanied by a gorgeous photo, and the instructional information includes step-by-step photography along with QR codes throughout that direct you to how-to videos.

In our first cookbook devoted entirely to bread, we demystify the bread baking process. This book will build the confidence and skills of a beginning bread baker while expanding the skill and repertoire of experienced bakers. Divided into six chapters, with a robust sourdough primer at the book’s center, the expansive list of recipes includes:

  • Flatbreads: Focaccia, Naan, Pita, Scallion Pancakes, Lavash, Flour Tortillas
  • Pan Loaves: Everyday Bread, English Muffin Toasting Bread, Chocolate Milk Bread
  • Hearth Breads: Classic Miche, Chocolate Levain, Sesame Whole Wheat Loaf
  • Buns, Bagels, and Rolls: Conchas, Bolo Bao, Big-Batch Potato Rolls, Buttermilk Buns
  • “Fancy” Breads: The Most Chocolatey Babka, The Giant Sticky Bun, Braided Challah
  • Things to Make with Bread: Cheddar Kimchi Strata, Sourdough Lasagna, Panzanella

Available October 22nd

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Pre-order the book now and you can enter to win The Big Book of Bread Sweepstakes!

One Grand Prize Winner will receive the following:

  • A $250.00 King Arthur Baking Gift Card
  • Artisan Bread Baking Crock and Dutch Oven
  • Straight Walnut Lame
  • Round Brotform and Liner Set
  • Glass Kitchen Scale
  • Bench Knife
  • Standard Bread Loaf Pan
  • Artisan Bread Topping
  • Bowl Scraper
  • Bread Flour

Ten Runners Up will each receive a $150.00 King Arthur Baking Gift Card

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Early Reviews for The Big Book of Bread

“This beautifully big book of bread is exactly what I'd expect from King Arthur and their rockstar team of bakers. Not only does it have copious delectable recipes—everything from a trusty pain au levain to the fancy maritozzi—but more importantly, it encourages you to get in the kitchen and get mixing. This is a book you'll want to have in your kitchen, by your side at every step of the way.”

Maurizio Leo, author of the James Beard Award-Winning The Perfect Loaf: The Craft and Science of Sourdough Bread, Sweets, and More

Maurizio Leo

"It can be hard to find a bread book that is as authoritative and comprehensive as it is accessible and easy to follow, but the Big Book of Bread checks every box. It’s packed with all the information any novice needs to bake bread successfully, written and presented in a simple and manageable way. The wide breadth of recipes covers everything from flatbreads and buns to babkas to baguettes, with plenty of creative touches throughout. It’s truly a bread book for every baker."

Claire Saffitz, author of The New York Times bestsellers Dessert Person and What’s for Dessert

Claire Saffitz