What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? The similar colours on these two covers caught my eye - that and the baking....
First up is Josey Baker Bread
: Get Baking Make Great Bread Be Happy.
From the publisher, Chronicle Books
"This is the first true entry-level bread-baking cookbook, from Josey Baker
(that’s his real name!), a former science teacher turned San Francisco baking sensation. Josey Baker Bread combines step-by-step lessons with more than 100 photographs, offering easy-to-follow guidance for aspiring bakers. Recipes start with the basic formula for making bread— requiring little more than flour, water, time, and a pan—and build in depth and detail as the user progresses to more complex loaves, including Josey’s cult favorite Dark Mountain Rye. With chapters dedicated to pizza, pocketbreads, and treats, Josey’s playful, encouraging tone makes for a fun read full of great advice for bakers of all levels.
Recipes include: Your First Loaf of Bread, Your First Sourdough Loaf, Seed Feast, Dark Mountain Rye
Plus pizzas, pocketbreads, cookies, and more!"
Next up is Honey and Oats
: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners by Jennifer Katzinger
From the publisher, Sasquatch Books
"This whole grain, low-sugar baking book is filled with 75 recipes for light, moist, and flavorful cakes, pies, scones, cookies, muffins, bars, and breads proves that baking with healthy ingredients doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor or texture. Author Jennifer Katzinger created these classic baked-good recipes replacing sugar with honey, coconut palm sugar, maple syrup, and Sucanat; she uses oats and whole grains, such as teff, kamut, spelt, buckwheat, einkorn, barley, and whole-wheat flour to make delicious and more nutritious baked treats. For those who aren’t quite ready to go “all the way,” this book also provides recipe adaptations that incorporate some whole grains into their favorite baked goods. Katzinger also includes some gluten-free options."
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)