I love cookbooks almost as much as sappy romance novels, and I’ve found a new one to recommend.  I’ve been baking bread for over a decade, but attended a class by author Lori Viets and learned that each of us can improve on this great homemaking skill.  Lori’s book, No More Bricks! Successful Whole Grain Bread Made Quick & Easy, is the perfect introductory guide for first-time breadmakers, but it also includes tips and recipes that experienced bakers will appreciate.

It includes four master recipes for Whole Wheat Oatmeal, Honey Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Rye, and Soft Wheat Egg Dough with over 30 variations to swirl in mix-ins, top with cracked grains, shape into dinner rolls and bread bowls, and create homemade pizzas and stromboli.  The techniques and photos are easy to follow, and I enjoyed the nutritional information on whole grains as well.  Lori’s Whole Wheat Oatmeal recipe has become a new family staple at my house!

This is a perfect gift for a new bride, or just for yourself.  I’ll be using some of these recipes and techniques to teach my own daughters the art of breadmaking.  If you’d like to order one for yourself, just click the photo below.  I’ve linked it to Amazon, where you’ll find the cookbook at the best price.

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2 Comments to “Beautiful Breadmaking: Teach Yourself!”

  1. Tammy says:

    This is totally something I need. I’m the worst wheat bread maker on the planet. My husband is so sick of me trying that I just made white bread the last time so we could actually eat it. 🙂

  2. tuxgirl says:

    just as a hint for anyone who’s curious… if you do a google search for “no knead bread”, and look at the ny times article that has a recipe, that recipe works really well to make a nice rustic bread. I just use wheat instead of flour, and a little more water than it calls for, and it works great. The secret there is simply the long soak — it helps give you a really good non-dense bread. 🙂

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