Richard’s first book Dough, was winner of the Guild of Food Writers’ Award for Best First Book, the Julia Child Award, the IACP Best Cookbook of the Year Award and a James Beard Foundation Book Award. ‘The master of French breadmaking.’ Sainsbury’s magazine
‘Master baker Richard Bertinet reveals how you can become an artisan bread maker at home.’ Food & Travel ‘This book will be a great help if you want to make your own sourdough, brioche, baguettes, ciabatta or bagels. The recipes are clearly laid out and the pictures are helpful and beautiful at the same time.’ Independent Magazine
Richard Bertinet’s revolutionary and simple approach gives you the confidence to create really exciting recipes at home. He begins by mastering the mighty Sourdough and making your own ferments so that you can make bread anytime. And then he takes a look at speciality breads, using a range of flours and flavours – why not try making Spelt Bread or experiment with Bagels and Pretzels? He follows by exploring the Croissant and all its wonderful variations as well as covering other deliciously tempting sweet breads such as Stollen and Brioche. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout, Crust is a worthy following to a remarkable debut.
Although designed to appeal to customers of his baking courses, this is equally suited to someone new to baking who's been inspired by the artisan-made sourdoughs on sale at farmers' markets and swish bakeries.'