Calling all bread enthusiasts! Let this vivid guide take you on a journey through the essential techniques of advanced bread baking. With Chef Daniele Brenci’s expert guidance, you’ll learn how to manipulate your doughs for deliciously complex flavor, perfect flaky crust and luscious interior crumb.
In exquisite detail, Daniele walks you through every step of his master sourdough process, including guidelines on using time and temperature to your advantage for awe-inspiring bread every single time. He also breaks down all of the advanced methods you’ll need to be successful with a wide variety of creative breads, from ancient grain combos to two-tone doughs and more.
Tackle the bi-color lamination process with ease as you whip up a decadent Spiced Marble Chocolate Sourdough or dazzle the senses as you cut into a gorgeous and vibrant loaf of Purple Sweet Potato Bread. Unlock the secrets of ancient grains with soft and aromatic Einkorn Baguettes or the buttery, chewy crumb of a flawless Khorasan Wheat loaf. There’s even an entire chapter devoted to demystifying complicated pastries like Honey Lavender Cream Puffs and Triple Chocolate Babka, as well as taking on the ultimate challenge: baking perfect Croissants with confidence.
Take your bread to new heights as you discover the delicious joys of advanced bread baking.
About the Author
Chef Daniele Brenci spent 12 years working in Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe before becoming a private chef. He is the creator of Breadcrumb, and his work has been featured by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Table Magazine and the Observer-Reporter, among others. Daniele currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Daniele is a skilled and talented baker and his Italian background adds a unique and authentic twist to his recipes. I have learned a lot from him, and this book is a tremendous help and inspiration for any baker.” —Natalya Syanova, author of Sourdough Baking with Kids
author of Sourdough Baking with Kids “Daniele’s baking is so precise and creative, which makes for some really outstanding recipes. I am always thrilled to see his work and even more excited for his cookbook!” —Chef Matthew James Duffy, creator of Sourdough Duffy
“Daniele is the type of person who masters whatever craft he sets his sights on, and artisan bread baking is no exception. This book is a must-have for any home baker looking to perfect their craft.” —Chef Anthony Ambeliotis, co-owner of Mediterra Bakehouse and Mediterra Café