As passionate for bread as we are, we decide that it’s time to bring you our first cookbook about bread. So, in this week cookbook review, we decide to bring you Flour Water Salt Yeast cookbook.
From Portland’s most acclaimed and beloved baker comes this must-have baking guide. In this extraordinary guide, Ken Forkish shares recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for all home bakers.
You probably agree with us, when we say there are a few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly and perfectly baked bread. For Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure. It is a passion that has led him to create some of the best and most critically lauded bread and pizzas in the USA.
In Flour Water Salt Yeast, Forkish translates his obsessively honed craft into scores of recipes for Artisan Bread and Neapolitan-style pizzas. In contrast to other bread books, this one is suited for the home baker. For us, have the ability to recreate all the recipes in this book in our home oven is what makes this book stand out from many others. Forkish developed and tested all of the recipes in his home oven, and his impeccable formulas and clear instructions result in top-quality artisan breads and pizzas that stand up against those sold in the best bakeries anywhere.
Whether you’re a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeast has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you’re ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish’s step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet.
In our opinion, a good cookbook was to offer much more than a few recipes. As we already said many times, the most important things are not the recipes but the actual techniques. As a great cookbook, Flour Water Salt Yeast will offer you more than just a collection of recipes for amazing bread and pizza – it offers a complete baking education, with a thorough yet accessible explanation of the tools and techniques that set artisan bread apart. Featuring a tutorial on baker’s percentages, advice for manipulating ingredients ratios to create custom doughs, tips for adapting bread baking schedules to fit your day-to-day life, and an entire chapter that demystifies the levain-making process.
Flour Water Salt Yeast is the definitive guide for home baking. If you are looking for a way to take your home bread to another level, you should definitely take a look at this incredible cookbook. You will not only learn new recipes but also how to improve old ones. If you love bread, you will definitely love this cookbook.
Flour Water Salt Yeast is an indispensable resource for all the bakers who want to take their daily bread to another different level.