Bread On The Table : Recipes For Making And Enjoying Europe’s Most Beloved Breads [ A Baking Book ] by David Norman

Bread On The Table : Recipes For Making And Enjoying Europe's Most Beloved Breads [ A Baking Book ] by David Norman

The debut cookbook from the beloved Austin bakery and beer garden, Easy Tiger, presents an exceptional collection of recipes. Author David Norman takes readers on a culinary journey, exploring the rich bread traditions found in Europe and North America. Through his meticulous research and personal experiences, Norman offers a diverse range of bread recipes that are sure to impress.

Immerse yourself in the delightful world of breadmaking as Norman takes you on a captivating adventure. From the renowned rye breads of France to the flavorful and saltless ciabattas of Italy, each recipe is a testament to the vibrant bread culture in different regions. You’ll also find fascinating insights into Scandinavian Christmas loaves, adding a delightful touch of tradition to your baking repertoire.

Norman doesn’t stop at bread alone. He provides tantalizing recipes for complementary dishes that beautifully complement these regional bread specialties. You can pair your freshly baked bread with a classic Swedish breakfast spread, relish oysters with mignonette, or savor the delectable country pa^te´. The possibilities are endless.

Easy Tiger’s cookbook stands out not only for its delectable recipes but also for its meticulous instructions. Norman leaves no stone unturned, ensuring that even novice bakers can confidently recreate these masterful breads. The accompanying showstopping photography is a feast for the eyes, offering a visual representation of the artistry behind each recipe.

Named one of the best cookbooks of the year by The New York Times Book Review, this highly anticipated book is a must-have for all baking enthusiasts. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner, this cookbook is sure to inspire and delight you.

How to Make Delicious French Baguettes at Home

Hello everyone, my name is John. I have been a cook for many years, and now retired, I’d like to share with you my recipe for making delicious French baguettes at home.


– 700 grams (25 ounces) of strong white bread flour
– 1/2 teaspoon of instant dried yeast
– 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt (1 teaspoon if using table salt)
– 520 grams (19 ounces) of cool tap water

First, mix the flour and yeast together. Then add the salt and mix it in. Lastly, add the water and mix everything together using the handle of a wooden spoon. Avoid using a whisk as it may break. Once the dough is mixed, cover the bowl and let it rest for 45 minutes.

After the rest period, take the dough out of the bowl and give it a quick fold. Wet your hands to prevent sticking and repeat this process three more times, with 45 minutes of rest in between each fold. These rest periods and folds give the bread its wonderful flavor.

Next, turn the dough onto a floured surface and divide it into four equal pieces. Pre-shape each piece according to the video instructions. Cover them with lightly oiled cling film and let them rest for 15 minutes.

Prepare a well-floured couche (or use a cotton pillowcase) and start forming the baguettes according to the video instructions. Transfer them to the couche and cover with a tea towel. Let them rise for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 Fahrenheit or gas mark 6). Place a pan of boiling water in the bottom of the oven to create steam. Transfer the baguettes from the couche to a lightly oiled baking tray using a piece of cardboard covered in tin foil.

Give the baguettes a quick spray of water, then score them with a sharp knife or blade to help them rise evenly. Place them in the oven and spray a little water inside for a crispier crust. After eight minutes, rotate the tray for even cooking and bake for an additional seven to eight minutes or until the baguettes are golden brown.

Allow the baguettes to cool down a bit before enjoying them. Thank you for watching, and I hope you try making these delicious French baguettes at home!

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