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Anticipation (BTT)

Today’s Booking Through Thursday is all about anticipation: What new books are you looking forward to most in 2008? Something new being published this year? Something you got as a gift for the holidays? Anything in particular that you’re planning

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"Whole Grain Breads," Peter Reinhart

Pros: Astoundingly delicious, light, and perfect whole grain breads Cons: Only for dedicated bakers! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   I’ve heard amazing things about Brother Juniper’s Bread Book and it’s even on

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"Secrets of a Jewish Baker, Revised" by George Greenstein

Pros: Some of the most delightful breads ever; bread for a week morning programs Cons: Make sure you have a recent-model heavy-duty stand mixer before trying the stand-mixer amounts Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of 10 Speed

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"World Sourdoughs from Antiquity," Ed Wood

In short, this is a really fun book with lots of great recipes. Hopefully it’ll have the same effect for you that it did for us. Which is to say, you’ll go from making bread machine bread (because after all, it’s so easy) to making handmade bread (because after all, it’s so easy).

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Zojirushi Home Bakery Traditional Bread Maker

We’re still glad we bought the thing – it got us making bread again. But we aren’t going to replace it. We’re just as happy to be making bread by hand now.

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Parmesan-Garlic Sourdough Bread

4 or 5 cups of proofed sourdough starter* 1 cup shredded parmesan 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon each: ground cinnamon, ginger, fenugreek** 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup soy milk or light soy milk*** 1 teaspoon

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Berry Bread Machine Bread

NOTE: This bread machine recipe is appropriate for a two pound loaf. Not all bread machines can handle loaves this large; make sure yours can. 1 1/2 cups orange juice 4 1/4 cups white flour 4 Tablespoons sugar 2 Tablespoons

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A Mass of Biscuits (or Shortcakes)

5 cups all-purpose (hard northern) flour, such as King Arthur 3 cups cake flour Note: If you’re using soft southern flour, you can just use 8 cups of that instead of the previous two ingredients 5 Tablespoons baking powder (1/4

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Stuff for Gamers

Take a look at the shirts-n-things in our stuff for gamers store.