The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook

The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook : A Master Baker's 300 Favorite Recipes for Perfect-Every-Time Bread-From Every Kind of Machine

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Can the incomparable taste, texture, and aroma of handcrafted bread from a neighborhood bakery be reproduced in a bread machine? The answer from bread expert Beth Hensperger is a resounding "Yes!"

When Beth first set out to find the answer, though, she had doubts; so she spent hundreds of hours testing all kinds of breads in a bread maker. This big and bountiful book full of more than 300 bakery-delicious recipes is the result, revealing the simple secrets for perfect bread, every time.

In addition to a range of white breads and egg breads, recipes include:

Whole-Grain Breads
Gluten-Free Breads
Sourdough Breads
Herb, Nut, Seed, and Spice Breads
Vegetable, Fruit, and Cheese Breads
Pizza Crusts, Focaccia, and other Flatbreads
Coffee Cakes and Sweet Rolls
Chocolate Breads
Holiday Breads
No-Yeast Quick Breads

No matter how you slice it, Beth's brilliant recipes add up to a lifetime of fun with your bread machine!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 200 x 232 x 38.1mm | 1,143g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 155832156X
  • 9781558321564
  • 98,818

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-- 300 tested and perfected recipes for making superior loaves of bread at home using an automatic bread machine
-- Basic sandwich breads as well as innovative loaves using nuts, fruits, spices, herbs, grains, and other special ingredients
-- American and international breads, everyday and holiday breads, savory and dessert breads, quick breads, and toppings
-- Shares with home cooks the professional bakers' secrets to high rising breads with great crust, crumb, aroma, and flavor
-- Fresh bread at the touch of a button; also doughs to shape by hand and make baguettes, pizza, focaccia, and more
-- Includes jams and spreads, as well as stuffings and recipes to make use of fresh or leftover bread
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About Beth Hensperger

Beth Hensperger, a New Jersey native who has lived in California since her teens, has been educating, writing, and demo-lecturing about the art of baking for over 30 years. In the last few years, she has shifted focus to countertop appliance-driven cookbooks that embrace adapting traditional and professional recipes for the home cook: the bread machine, the rice cooker, the microwave, and a four-volume compilation specifically for use with the electric slow cooker, stressing personal creativity in preparation and selection of ingredients. Hensperger is the author of over 22 cookbooks, including the best-selling Not Your Mother's series, which includes: Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two,Not Your Mother's Microwave Cookbook, Not Your Mother's Fondue, Not Your Mother's Casseroles Revised and Expanded Edition, and Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook Revised and Expanded Edition, along with the blockbuster first volume, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Her other books include highly-acclaimed titles such as The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook and The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook. She is also the author of The Bread Bible (Chronicle Books), winner of a James Beard Award in 2000. She has twice been nominated for the Julia Child/IACP Cookbook Award. Hensperger wrote a San Jose Mercury News food column for twelve years, Baking with the Seasons. She is a contributor to dozens of national and online cooking & lifestyle magazines, such as Food & Wine, Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, Veggie Life, Cooking Light, Working Woman, Victoria, Prevention, and Family Circle, and is a sought after newspaper and radio interviewee speaking on slow cooking, bread baking, and entertaining. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her website at and blog at
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