I love collecting – and, yes, using – bread cookbooks. I’ve collected quite a few and I’ll note my favorites.
The Cornbread Gospels by Crescent Dragonwagon
The Bread Bible by Beth Hensperger *everyone should have this reference book
The Complete Book of Bread & Bread Machine by Christine Ingram & Jennie Shapter **excellent machine recipes
The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth Hensperger
Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg & Zoe Francoise
Kneadlessly Simple by Nancy Baggett ***currently my favorite leave it alone bread making experience
The New Bread Book by Ursula Ferrigno
Betty Crocker Best Bread Machine Cookbook ****just because of the pictures
I tend to use my bread machine during the warmer months and the wicked hot oven kneadless bread recipes in the fall/winter months. If I purchase bread I look for sourdough bread from When Pigs Fly out of York/Freeport, Maine. Their other breads are very good, like rye, but I most stick to sourdough. I get an arm full when I visit my parents in Brunswick, Maine, although When Pigs Fly are expanding their supply routes and have delivered to Taunton, Massachusetts, which is close to home. Somehow the bread tastes better in Maine! Ed claims its the air, at least when he is talking about sleep – he says that its refreshing, more so than from the SouthCoast area beaches. Me, I like the smell of bread baking!