29 April 2009

Make Breads from Scratch

written by an EcoDeaf contributor, Anthony Brucato

(Four Potato Breads - two hearth loaves and two regular loaves)

The two books that I highly recommend for making breads from scratch are:

The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book: A Guide to Whole-Grain Breadmaking
with a New Chapter on Bread Machines by Laurel Robertson.


The Tassajara Bread Book by Edward Espe Brown.

Those two books will get you started in making your own loaves. Both books have recipes for yeasted breads, unyeasted breads, pancakes, muffins and quick breads. I found those two books very clear and quite interchangeable that I will not need to buy another book on how to make breads again. I guarantee you will succeed in making a loaf of bread for the first time if you never made one from scratch before.

The benefits of making your own breads from scratch :
  • Save money
  • Reduce buying breads in packaged bags
  • Homemade breads = zero transportation emissions
  • Know the ingredients are natural and additive free
such as no High Fructose Corn Syrup or artificial flavors
  • The smell of baking breads is aromatherapeutic
  • It's a-hecka-lotta fun to make yummy and scrumptilicious breads!!


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