Making Artisan Breads in the Bread Machine unlocks all the potential of your bread machine, revealing its surprising versatility and amazing breadth. Delicious, comforting, and authentic artisan breads are expensive to buy at your grocery store or local bakery. Now you can use your bread machine to make them at home for a fraction of what store-bought breads cost. Veteran chef, baker, and food writer Michelle Anderson has put dozens of models and sizes of bread machines through their paces and knows better than anyone what a bread machine can do. Would you like a boule or a baguette with your next picnic or brunch? Would the delectable aroma of a just-made ciabatta or focaccia create the perfect atmosphere for your next pasta supper? Michelle shows you the fastest and easiest ways to make these and many other rustic and comforting breads. Her recipes include breads made from start to finish in the bread machine and others that, because of their shape, are started in the bread machine and finished in a regular oven-the latter still a much easier method than starting from scratch on a counter-top. Rugbrod (Danish rye bread), Irish Soda Bread, San Francisco Sourdough, German Peasant Bread, Pane Siciliano...there's a wide and wondrous world of amazing breads to discover in the pages of this book. You'll even find chapters on cheese breads and herb breads, and an especially delicious one on sweet breads to have for dessert or with your morning coffee. Millions of people are rediscovering the simple, soul-warming pleasures of freshly made, home-cooked bread. It's not a lot of work at all-if you own a bread machine and have a copy of this incredibly inventive and eminently reliable cookbook.
Harvard Common Press,U.S.