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True Bread/Panes Con Oficio (second edition)

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by Joaquin Llaras
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Joaquín Llarás's bakery, Quim Pa! in Vilanova I la Geltrú, southwest of Barcelona, is esteemed for its artisan breads, which include traditional regional specialties as well as innovative uses of unusual flours.

Following a detailed discussion of ingredients, techniques, fermentation, and oven conditions, he offers recipes designed to demonstrate the varied uses of different types of doughs, leavening, and shaping techniques, including a Galician bread with a distinctive topknot and the Catalan flat loaf that is often split and rubbed with garlic and tomato.

A modest number of sweet preparations are also included, such as croissants, brioche, muffins, and cookies.

Step-by-step photo sequences detail the shaping of many of the breads.

In Spanish and English. Paperback. Color photographs throughout.

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