Here's a great, hard to find recipe collection in a soft cover cookbook titled..Secrets of a Jewish Baker:
Authentic Jewish Rye and Other Breads
This cookbook is in lightly used condition with some wear to the edges of the front and back covers from reading and re-shelving. INSIDE the pages are at least 98% free of any marks, stains or writing.
Greenstein, now retired, owned and ran a bakery on Long Island that produced all sorts of baked goods, from Italian Foccacia to Portuguese Corn Bread as well as Challah, Sour Rye, and other Jewish breads. He begins with a good introduction--including some invaluable Baker's Secrets--to the art of bread baking, followed by dozens of recipes for breads, rolls, and muffins; most of these include three sets of instructions, for making the recipe using a food processor, an electric mixer, or simply by hand.
The book is an absolute must for anyone stuck out in the middle of nowhere (like I was) without a proper bakery. Even in larger metro areas, local variants on "proper" pizza, rye breads, etc. will drive you to insanity if you don't have this book. If I were to fault the book, it would be on its treatment of sourdough breads -- the recipes rely on added yeast for reliable rising. Still, from croissants and pizza to Kaiser rolls and sour rye, these are fantastic recipes: authentic and able to be made by a relatively inexperienced baker.
At first glance there isn't much to grab your attention in this book. No glossy colour pictures (in a cookbook, unbelievable) and the recipes look basic (a little yeast, a little water, a little flour...). But you REALLY have to read this book. The details, the tips, the tricks of the trade and the methods that Greenstein explains really do make a difference!
Greenstein has converted the recipes to be made by hand, food processor or mixer. We have a small mixer and simply halved the quantities. I cannot stress enough the surprise at how effective the results were. There was huge "WOW" factor getting the bread out of the oven.
This book has a good range of recipes for breads and things made with yeast. There is an assortment of ethnic recipes and all the favorites from bagels, foccacia, croissants, to scones and muffins.
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