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Predictable Results, May 21 2009
The breads resulting from the recipes in this book are exactly as promised. Yes, you must plan ahead, and start the dough well in advance of the time you will need a finished loaf.
However, there is lots of flexibility in the timing with each step, so if you aren't able to proceed when the minimum time arrives, you can defer as needed within the constraints suggested.
The 'pot' as oven within the oven has been great fun, and results in a characterfully crusty, big-holed, chewy loaf.
In addition to about six recipes for wheat loaves/sweet breads - all remarkably successful, I've also made a wheat-free recipe three times for a non-wheat eater...also very successful.
For anyone looking for a simple approach to bread-making, and is willing to forego the hands-on involvement of traditional methods, and is able to prepare ahead, this book is the perfect guide.