How to Be a Breadhead (spiral-bound)

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HOW TO BE A BREADHEAD
A Beginner's Guide to Baking
(spiral-bound)


A "Breadhead" is a dedicated baker, someone who bakes often, who thinks and dreams about bread and is not afraid to experiment.

With clear instructions and helpful photos, Father Dom's funny and friendly style of instruction makes breadheads out of beginners, taking you through the baby steps of baking all the way to beautiful loaves that will amaze and delight your family and friends.

Spiral-bound, 87 pages, 6" x 9"

How to Be a Breadhead: A Beginner's Guide to Baking

A "Breadhead" is a dedicated baker, someone who bakes often, who thinks and dreams about bread and is not afraid to experiment. In this beginner's book you'll learn more than just basic techniques -- you'll find out why yeast behaves the way it does, how to substitute different flours in a recipe, and how to shape a simple dough into something extraordinary for a special occasion.

Starting with tools of the trade (you need less than you think), Father Dom takes you through the baby steps of baking all the way to beautiful loaves that will amaze and delight your family and friends. Special attention is paid to kneading -- a stumbling block for many beginning bakers -- and simple shaping techniques that can make your loaves look terrific.

You'll find braided loaves, flatbreads, pretzels and bagels, dinner rolls that look like roses, butterfly-shaped breakfast treats, and a muffin recipe that uses a secret ingredient: melted ice cream! And all in Fr. Dom's funny and friendly style of instruction, with helpful photos. 87 pages, 6" x 9", spiral-bound.

Father Dominic Garramone: Peru, Illinois

Fr. Dominic Garramone is a Benedictine priest of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois who has introduced millions of viewers to the joys of baking and sharing bread as host of the highly successful public television series Breaking Bread with Father Dominic. Although clearly a baker of considerable talent, his casual, humorous demeanor demystifies the art of bread baking. He often says: "Remember, it's bread. It's going to forgive you."

He holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Saint Mary's University in Minnesota, and an M.A. and an M.T.S. from Saint Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana. Known as "Papa Dom" to his students, he is chaplain and drama director for Saint Bede Academy, a college-prep high school. Each summer he directs a theatre program for grade school students.