Modernist Bread at Home Review

Modernist Bread at Home Review
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
March 4, 2024

Modernist Bread at Home

It is with great pleasure that we are back with another book from our friends at Modernist Cuisine, Modernist Bread at Home.

Created by the same team behind the award-winning Modernist Bread, this new cookbook is thoughtfully tailored to the specific needs of home bakers so that you can get great results in your kitchen, regardless of how much time or experience you have.

In this review, we'll unfold the layers of this 420-page masterpiece, which aims to educate and inspire bakers of all skill levels. 

Modernist Bread at Home

Bread Mastery Made Easy

After years of rigorous independent research and hundreds of experiments, the Modernist Cuisine team has now distilled all that wisdom down into a comprehensive, 420-page single volume that proves bread-making can be attainable and convenient, even during the workweek.

It includes over 160 easy-to-follow recipes that cover a wide range of bread types, from rustic sourdoughs and traditional French lean breads to airy sandwich breads and rich brioches. Each recipe is accompanied by step-by-step tutorials and visual guides aimed at helping readers master key techniques and confidently navigate the bread-making process.

A notable inclusion is the 172-page wire-bound manual, a practical feature that allows bakers to keep all essential recipes and techniques at their fingertips in the kitchen. This manual not only makes the book more user-friendly but also underscores the authors' commitment to practicality and accessibility.

Modernist Bread at Home
Make Opener Levain Prime. Photo by Nathan Myhrvold / The CookingLab, LLC.

Innovating Home Baking

This new book introduces innovative techniques and time-saving tips that promise to revolutionize home baking. From new mixing methods to salvaging over-proofed dough, Modernist Bread at Home offers practical solutions to common baking challenges. 

Besides all the new mixing methods, practical solutions, and much more, Modernist Bread at Home provides valuable scientific insights explaining the 'why' behind the 'how,' empowering bakers to experiment confidently.

Useful step-by-step tutorials and visual guides are found throughout the book, carefully designed to help you master key techniques, better navigate the bread-making process, troubleshoot potential challenges, and bring a new level of confidence to your baking.

Modernist Bread at Home
Sandwich Bread Thick to Thin. Photo by The CookingLab, LLC.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, Modernist Bread at Home is more than just a cookbook; it's a comprehensive guide that invites bakers into a world where bread making is approachable, enjoyable, and infinitely rewarding. 

Whether you're a novice baker or a seasoned pro, this book promises to inspire and transform your baking journey, making it an indispensable addition to any home baker's library.


Modernist Bread at Home transforms bread baking with over 160 easy recipes and innovative techniques. It's a must-have guide for any home baker looking to elevate their bread-making skills.









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