With the guidance of trusted teacher Elaine Boddy, anyone can become a self-assured sourdough pro. Elaine has affectionately been dubbed "the sourdough whisperer" by devoted fans for her encouraging persona and remarkable ability to troubleshoot any sourdough issue they bring to her. Now, in her highly anticipated second book, Elaine shares all of her tips and techniques to take the guesswork out of natural fermentation. Comprehensive sections on the hows and whys of starter, dough and baking ensure readers can approach breadmaking with ease. There are clear and encouraging explanations for troubleshooting sourdough roadblocks, as well as numerous prep schedules to accommodate any lifestyle, no matter how busy.
Elaine's tried-and-true recipes are a must-have for any baker's toolkit. Tons of easy-to-follow, dependable formulas for classic and enriched doughsnot to mention entire chapters on spiced, soft, filled, flat, shaped and faster breadsmake this book an invaluable resource. Whether it's a beautiful braided loaf, herby fougasse or sweet and savory filled babkas, step-by-step photos and detailed instructions guarantee great results every time.