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This is a very good book with many tasty recipes and generally sensible instructions and ingredients. There are two reasons it falls short of a 5 star book for me, though. (1) the temps are all in Fahrenheit, which is really annoying for non-US buyers of this book. It would have been so easy to include temps in Celsius, as other recipe books do. (2) Some of the recipes were not carefully checked and have big mistakes in them. For example the two pizza recipes skip over key steps in the preparation of the dough and are best ignored. But this is still my favourite recipe book and certainly worth buying.
I love this book as a novice sourdough baker. I've made plenty of the recipes with great success and even managed to modify a few with great results. My favourite is the jalapeno cheddar, followed closely by the Lumber Jane loaf. Once I've gotten used to sourdough, I find it quite forgiving.
I have been making Sourdough for 5 years and wanted some new ideas. This book certainly has some interesting recipes particularly for other uses for sourdough culture. Bear in mind this book is American and it’s not possible to get all the ingredients here in the UK. Also gives oven temperatures in Fahrenheit. The book is sorted into 4 seasons so I find myself having to use the index quite a bit. Most bread recipes are for 2 loaves but the are a lot smaller than I normally make so I have had to adapt the quantity of ingredients.
I LOVE this book, I love the fact that its not just bread, but plenty of suggestions for things which you can use sourdough in. The vodka pastry is superb! This is placed alongside my Tartine book, which is also highly treasured. I highly recommend this to anyone who is addicted to making sourdough.
This is a beautiful hardback recipe book, nice to handle and it sits open at the recipes. It is somewhat gourmet and most of the recipes require specialty grocery sources or foraging so I gave it four stars. Other than that, one can probably adapt most of the recipes to a more familiar list of ingredients. There are detailed instructions for making a loaf of artisan sourdough bread and a different method for making starter from scratch. Lovely photos.
The original English version of this recipe book has an unfriendly binding. It does not allow the page to stay open when you want a particular recipe as the book keeps closing (up to as far as page 90). In the end, I bought the German version which has a better binding. But I like the recipes and tips and tricks and lots of pictures that help to know what you are baking. Also, the author makes use of 'discard' sourdough for many other interesting and tasty treats. So no more discards!
This book is lovely and a great guide for romantic aspiring sourdough bread bakers. The bread recipes are wonderful and instructions fairly easy to follow, but what I enjoy most are all the recipes where sourdough is used and not for bread - these I'm using quite often, like the crepe and tortilla recipes. Could easily and happily recommend this love song for all things sourdough. ;)
This is a gorgeous book with stunning pictures of each recipe. The instruction is clear on how to get into the world of sourdough and what one needs to get started. Sarah speaks with the voice of someone with a true passion for food and eating per the season. Only aspect I found challenging is depending on where you live the fresh ingredients may be difficult to source.