- Product code: PHOL
- ISBN: 9781408840696
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Format: Hardback
- Dimensions: 24.5cm x 18.9cm
- Pages: 192
- Book points: 6
Paul Hollywood's Bread (Hardback)
Following the hugely successful How to Bake, Paul Hollywood is back with a recipe book dedicated to bread making. Accompanying his primetime BBC television series, this stunning hardback features six chapters, each with five bread recipes and then further spin-off recipe ideas where Paul uses each different bread as the basis for a fantastic meal. The days of baking a beautiful loaf and then leaving it to go stale are over! From transforming the basic white bloomer into a picnic delight and using white chocolate and raspberry bread for an unbeatable summer pudding, to creating stilton and bacon rolls with a delicious celery soup and baking fluffy crumpets - the base for eggs Benedict, everything in this baking book is achievable and utterly delicious. With the expert guidance in Paul Hollywood's Bread, anyone can be a star baker!
Customer ReviewsAdd review
Not as good for Breadmaking as How to Bake -
This book is not as thorough as 'How to Bake' when making bread. Jeanette (see one star review 27.03.2013) should have been given that book, and I think she would have been better satisfied. Having said that, I found some of the suggested uses for specific breads to be interesting.
An example being the use of a Crumpet (recipe preceeding) to make an Egg Benedict. The full, in depth detail of making the hollandise sauce, poaching the egg and grilling the bacon being given; so no excuses for not producing a satisfying breakfast.
jamesofliss ( 22/05/2013)
Not impressed -
I make my own bread all the time so I'm not new to bread making. Reading through some of these recipes there seemed to be too much liquid to flour, but I decided to follow to the letter just to check. I made the Oat, Rye and Ale bread, and it would have been impossible to knead it as it had the consistency of cake batter (tasted nice though!). Today I've made the Malt Loaf. Just a quick read of the recipe told me that there would probably be too much liquid again, and sure enough there is - another cake batter consistency (and you're supposed to be able to form it into two sausages - not a chance). I had to pour it in to the tin. I decided to then make his basic bloomer - yet again too much liquid for the amount of flour. I added in as much as I could before the mixture was too sloppy - there was about 25ml left (but the dough is too wet for my liking). I'll see how it turns out. No wonder the contestants on Bake-Off struggled with his Foccacia - he insisted on too much liquid.
Carolyn ( 06/05/2013)
The real taste of bread - recommended for beginners -
My wife and I have tried different recipes from this book and the results have been fantastic. The bread tastes the way it would if you bought it from an artisan bakery! The methods are very easy to follow, with lots of tips on how to achieve the best results. After a couple of attempts my wife mastered the bloomer, having never baked bread before. The pizzas were great too. Its useful if you can watch the TV programme to so that you can see how Paul does it, but it isn't essential. Happy bread baking!
Rob ( 28/04/2013)
Success at last -
I have been trying to make bread for years and have never really got near to a professional loaf. This is a great book written by the man who has earned his living doing just that - making bread. Excellent instructions, full of proper tips, a wonderful read. I'm working my way through this and for the first time I am delighted with my results would definitely recommend this book to all. Out of the thousands of cookery books I have this is very near the top.
Eileen ( 27/04/2013)
I bought this book for my wife, since she started watching the series. It is easy to follow and has plenty of recipes in it. Overall it is a very good book I would recommend.
Scott ( 24/04/2013)
Paul Hollywood's Bread -
I make all my own bread including croissants and speciality breads and think that this book is fantastic for its easy-to-follow instructions and the fact that all the recipes work! It's well worth buying.
Diane ( 20/04/2013)
This book is excellent for people like myself who haven't made bread before - so far I have made two bloomer loaves and a soda bread and each one has been amazing - both taste and texture. Have looked quite professional too! It has given me the confidence and motivation to make more! I find the whole process very therapeutic and very satisfactory!
Carole ( 18/04/2013)
Paul Hollywood's Bread -
If you have watched and enjoyed his TV series on bread making and are enthusiastic to have a go yourself, then getting this well illustrated and attractive book is a great start.
Fleur ( 18/04/2013)
Great book for encouraging both the experienced bread maker and novice to get kneading. Have used several of the recipes with great success. Not a huge range of bread recipes but enough to make our daily bread - just use your loaf.
Harry ( 17/04/2013)
A good read -
I enjoy reading cookery books and when inspired I cook the recipes. I am somewhat slowed down by arthrits so I use a bread maker to do the kneeding. I like this book, it has a good selection of recipes with useful illustrations. I look forward to passing the book on to my grandson who is taking an interest in cooking. After all cooking is such a great way for families to get together.
Avriel ( 17/04/2013)
Really good book with lots of interesting receipes, that work if you do what he says...
Annabel ( 17/04/2013)
An excellent book, good recipes not all about bread!
Delia ( 17/04/2013)
I now make two bloomers each weekend as my husband says he enjoys my bread more than the bought bread he used to have for work. He's less bloated and feels better after his lunch. I'm getting a workout each weekend too, buts it's worth it. I bought my mum a copy and she's steadily working her way through it, the rye and spelt bread was good, as was the sour dough. The instructions and photos are a great help. I love it.
Deborah ( 17/04/2013)
Paul Hollywood's Bread -
Good book to have, covers most areas well, and especially helpful to watch his TV programme as a visual aid! Sourdough recipes - first class.
Hazel ( 17/04/2013)
Paul Hollywood's Bread -
A super book. I have so far made the baguettes, pitta bread, bloomer and am in the process of making a sour dough starter. Would recommend this book to anyone who likes to bake bread but also have ideas on how to include it in a meal in a different way.
Elizabeth ( 17/04/2013)
Excellent book -
Made my first bloomer and followed his method, wow tasted like a proper loaf of bread, better than my own attempts, I am now making sour dough it's taking its time so I will have to see. It is so pleasing to produce a loaf out of your own oven.
David ( 17/04/2013)
Not overly impressed -
I prefer the How To Bake book released previously. Whilst Bread does have some nice recipes, I feel the number is somewhat limited and the tie-in to the (what I found to be rather boring) TV programme feels like a cash-in on his popularity rather than the versatility of his skills. If you want to give bread making a bash, go for How to Bake, it has the same detailed guides to kneading etc... but a much wider range of recipes to choose from.
rcm ( 17/04/2013)
I liked this book, especially being able to follow the instructions on the TV programme as well. I must say I preferred his first "bread" book How to Bake, though I do use them both. Paul makes the bread making process look so easy that I'm sure many more will be buying this book. As only a slight negative I thought the recipes were a bit superfluous and would rather have had more bread recipes.
Ash4711 ( 17/04/2013)
I have to totally disagree with the 1-star review of this book claiming that it's only got a bloomer in it. This is a fabulous book with lots of bread recipes. I have only had time to try the pizza bases and pittas but so far they have turned out excellent. Lots more to try including the bloomer, ciabatta, baguettes. The recipes are just a bonus. If you like baking bread and want to try reliable easy recipes then this is the book for you.
Beth ( 13/04/2013)
My friend bought me this book as a present strongly believing that I would be able to make lots of loaves of bread, but the only real bread is a bloomer, this he appears to want to ruin by filling it up with all sorts. You get trifle and cakes in this book, if I had looked at this book first I would of not bought it, the title is mis-leading; BREAD is huge and stands out, underneath in small letters are the words 'How to make great breads into even greater meals' and that's about the gist of it. It's not really a bread book, and if a bread book is what you want don't buy it. Make sure you check this book out before buying online as the title is mis-leading. I won't be using mine.
Jeanette ( 27/03/2013)
Excellent Book -
If there was ever a book that I wanted to start at the beginning of and cook every recipe, this is it. Wonderful photography and sensible eatable dishes all delivered in a no-nonsense way by the delightful Mr Hollywood. Buy this book now for yourself, your best friend, mum and granny, you won't regret it, especially at this bargain price.
Annette ( 08/03/2013)
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