Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza (Spiral Bound)

Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza (Spiral Bound)

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This spiral book would be the perfect gift for the bread bakers in your life. When searching for the best bread baking book, Flour Water Salt Yeast is a great choice. The spiral bound version of Flour Water Salt Yeast is great for those who really use and abuse their books. Our proprietary binding helps you lay this title flat for easier reading and handling. If you’re looking for baking books then the spiral bound version of Flour Water Salt Yeast is the way to go.


There are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-supple-on-the-inside slice of perfectly baked bread. For Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure—it is a passion that has led him to create some of the best and most critically lauded breads and pizzas in the country.

Whether you’re a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeast has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you’re ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish’s step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet.

Flour Water Salt Yeast is more than just a collection of recipes for amazing bread and pizza—it offers a complete baking education, with a thorough yet accessible explanation of the tools and techniques that set artisan bread apart. Featuring a tutorial on baker’s percentages, advice for manipulating ingredients ratios to create custom doughs, tips for adapting bread baking schedules to fit your day-to-day life, and an entire chapter that demystifies the levain-making process, Flour Water Salt Yeast is an indispensable resource for bakers who want to make their daily bread exceptional bread.

Product details

  • Publisher :  Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Language :  English
  • Hardcover :  272 pages
  • ISBN-10 :  160774273X
  • ISBN-13 :  978-1607742739
  • Item Weight :  2.54 pounds
  • Dimensions :  8.38 x 0.95 x 10.27 inches

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Linda I.
Easy to Use

A friend has the book and I was watching her bake bread. I was impressed by how easy it was to use. So I ordered one. Haven't used it yet, but it feels sturdy and easy to use. Can't wait to start.

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Sarah Fleming
Great Book

Not only is the book itself awesome - the bread is amazing! - but the ability to lay the book open and not fight with flipping pages is wonderful and makes following recipes much easier!

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Emily Godson
I need all my books like this!

First-the content of the book is wonderful, but the spiral binding and ability to keep it open to the right page without help while wrists deep in dough is everything. Will definitely be buying from here again.

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Scott Smith
Flour Water Salt Yeast

Very well written book. Great detail and content. However, the publisher has not properly adjusted the margins for the spiral bound version. With this oversight some text and figures are cutoff by the holes for the spiral binding.

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Robert Shearer
Review of spiral bound book purchase.

This book is great! This spiral bound is the way to go. I bought a book that has recipes in it and it is so much easier to read it while baking the various recipes since it lays flat. I really wish more books were made with the spiral bound method.

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