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Brilliant Bread [Hardcover]

James Morton
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Book Description

Sept. 9 2013
Exciting new collection of simple bread recipes from hugely popular Great British Bake Off finalist James Morton.

James Morton was surely the people's favourite to win 2012's Great British Bake Off series -- with his Fairisle jumpers and eccentric showstoppers, this soft-spoken Scottish medical student won the viewers' hearts if not the trophy.

James's real passion is bread-making. He is fascinated by the science of it, the taste of it, the making of it. And in Brilliant Bread he communicates that passion to everyone, demystifying the often daunting process of "proper" bread making. James uses supermarket flour and instant yeast -- you can save money by making your own bread. You don't even have to knead! It just takes a bit of patience and a few simple techniques.

Using step by step photos, James guides the reader through the how-to of dough making and shaping, with recipes ranging from basic loaves through flatbreads, sourdoughs, sweet doughs, buns, doughnuts, focaccia and pretzels. Inspiring and simple to follow, with James's no-nonsense advice and tips, this book will mean you never buy another sliced white loaf again.

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"[an] excellent bread bible... Extraordinarily well-written and produced, engaging for beginners with something to offer even the seasoned pro, this is a potential long-term classic" -- Tim Hayward Financial Times "Morton's cheerful, geeky enthusiasm communicates itself on every page, and step-by-step pictures make learning the various techniques needed easy." -- Carolyn Hart Telegraph

About the Author

JAMES MORTON was runner-up on Great British Bake Off 2012. He learnt to bake with his granny, growing up in the Shetland Isles. James is studying medicine at Glasgow University. This is his first book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipe book! July 12 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this as a gift for my sister...I was given it as a gift at Christmas and found it gave me the most successful bread I have ever made. I even successfully made the croissants! Great book, clearly describing all the techniques needed (or not needed). Recipes start at the most simple and graduate through to much more complicated....I am still working my way through! I would heartily recommend this book to any aspiring baker!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fool proof recipes July 27 2014
By Christina - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have never given a five star review on any book, but Brilliant Bread by James Morton deserves it! What I enjoy about the book, is that it is well organized and well written. He takes you on a journey of bread making from simpler, easy recipes, to the more complex ones, with detailed explanations, so you have a better understanding of the science behind the process. All the extra details are jovially written which is a joy to read.

Brilliant Bread has a clean layout and is filled with many photos that compliment the recipes nicely. I love how each recipe starts with the "Time spent in kitchen" and "time taken altogether" to make each recipe, it gives you an accurate idea of how much time you needed to spend at minimum before starting.

I have the Kindle version of the book because I couldn't wait to start baking and will no doubt get the printed version later on. I am glad I got the Kindle version, as I always have the recipes if I am on the go. The digital version of this book is excellent. I read it on my computer, iPad, Kindle and mobile phone with ease. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to bake bread, this is the best book to have. I have tried many different recipes for scones, white bread, pita breads, focaccia and pizza dough, and none beat James' recipes. Weighing your ingredients like he says, really makes all the difference but not only that, the whole process he uses is fool proof.

Five stars for me and I look forward to his next book and who knows, with a video or two?
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book about bread and baking May 5 2014
By Gavin9470 - Published on
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This is one of the best books on bread making you will find - it is written in such a down to earth and practical way that you cannot go wrong. So many so-called experts on bread making forget that most people do not necessarily know the ins and outs of the process and like many people I always like to know why I am doing something and this book explains every step clearly throughout.
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and informative Nov. 3 2013
By Frances Geiger Pelles - Published on
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This book really explains, in very simple terms, the science behind baking.
I now know, why my previous attempts have gone wrong and how to improve my baking skills.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant baking guide and a brilliant read Aug. 28 2014
By L. Calder - Published on
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Best book on bread making I've ever seen. It's not only brilliant on bread making - very clear, concise instructions, putting in much needed details you rarely see - but an excellent read. Read it cover to cover. Something I've never done with a cook book before!
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