The Perfect Loaf: The Craft and Science of Sourdough Breads, Sweets, and More (Spiral Bound)

The Perfect Loaf: The Craft and Science of Sourdough Breads, Sweets, and More (Spiral Bound)

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This spiral book would be the perfect gift for the bread lovers in your life. When searching for the best bread baking book, The Perfect Loaf is a great choice. The spiral bound version of The Perfect Loaf 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 The Perfect Loaf is the way to go.

Recipes cover flavorful, crowd-pleasing favorites:

  • Essential freeform loaves: Simple Sourdough, Rosemary & Olive Oil, Extra-Sour Sourdough, Cranberry & Walnut, Demi Baguettes
  • Pan loaves: Everyday Sandwich Bread, Naturally Leavened Brioche, German Whole Rye, Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
  • Pizza and flatbread: Roman-Style Pan Pizza, Focaccia, Naan, Flour Tortillas, Pita
  • Buns, rolls, and more: Soft Dinner Rolls, Potato Buns, Ciabatta Rolls, English Muffins, Bagels
  • Sweets: Weekend Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Doughnuts, Summer Fruit Sourdough Crostata, Banana Bread, Cinnamon Babka

Beginner bakers will have their hands held the entire way, with troubleshooting sections and numerous sidebars answering almost every question they may have—like how to store a sourdough starter long-term, how bakers’ percentages actually work, and a visual guide to common “bread fails” and how to remedy them. Seasoned bakers will relish deep dives into the science behind baking processes and expert information on how to build their “baker’s intuition” and level up by experimenting with hydration, ingredient ratios, freshly milled grains, and specialty flours. Whether you're new to bread baking or a pro, The Perfect Loaf will be your indispensable guide in the kitchen.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clarkson Potter (November 8, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593138414
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593138410
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.45 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.39 x 1.35 x 10.52 inches

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Michele Remington

Love it!


Love the spiral aspect. I wish the paper was a bit thicker. The pages don't quite turn properly on top and get caught in the "hook" of the sprial and end up ripping when the page is turned.

Rose Hart
Exceptional Workmanship on many levels!

I'm thrilled with my new cookbook. (Every cookbook I own should be spiral bound!) I am eager to get busy; resume my love of sourdough bread and the process! The information and instructions (and side comments) by Maurizio are inspiring to say the least. I am forever grateful for this delightful rendering of a marvelous book!

Robert H
Informative and helpful book

With the guidance of this book I was able to make beginners sourdough bread on my first try. A lot of clear and relevant info so far. Way beyond any other bread books I've tried.

Carol Williams
The Perfect Loaf

A beautiful book. I will enjoy it for many years I know.

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