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Review: “Bread Revolution,” Peter Reinhart

Pros: Yum! Cons: There were a number of recipes I couldn’t try Rating: 4 out of 5 (provisional)   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Bread Revolution: World-Class Baking with Sprouted and

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Review: “Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day,” Hertzberg and Francois

Pros: Delicious and easy Cons: Hard crust, shaggy look, doesn’t brown well Rating: 4 out of 5 NOTE: Review book provided by authors   I’m a huge fan of Hertzberg and Francois’s original Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

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Recipe: Minimalist Blueberry Crumble

I can’t give up dessert entirely, but I’m working on making it higher in fruit and lower in carbs & fats. Here’s my minimalist blueberry crumble, designed to be lean(er) but have the texture and taste of the good stuff.

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Cuisipro pastry blender

Pros: Sturdy, strong, tough, and did I mention, sturdy? Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5

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Cuisipro measuring spoons

Pros: Handy odd sizes; balance well on counters; dishwasher-safe; sturdy Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5

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Cuisipro Snap Fit Cookie Cutters

Pros: Snap together for easy storage; dishwasher safe; strong plastic Cons: Too-fine corners; won’t release dough Rating: 2 out of 5

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"A Baker’s Odyssey," Greg Patent

Pros: Amazing bread; wonderful variety of recipes from all over the world; DVD included Cons: One or two minor editing snafus; would have loved more photos! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Wiley.   As I mentioned

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"Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day," Hertzberg & Francois

Pros: Amazing bread; very detailed instructions; incredibly easy Cons: Doesn’t work as well with whole grains Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of St. Martin’s Press. Visit the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day website (includes errata

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DONE!

We have a printer box full of bread and then some. The whole wheat oatmeal rolls are delicious, and the Kachauri is so good it’s taking a supreme act of will to avoid hoarding it for ourselves. We’re resting our

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Corniness

The Cheese Sambouseks came out deLIGHTfully delicious. Now we’re making a quadruple batch of corn muffins (with whole kernels and chipotle cheddar), which actually only works out to 24 muffins since this recipe makes small batches. We’re also baking batches

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