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Beth Hensperger, a New Jersey native who has lived in California since her teens, has been educating, writing, and demo-lecturing about the art of baking for over 30 years. In the last few years, she has shifted focus to countertop appliance-driven cookbooks that embrace adapting traditional and professional recipes for the home cook: the bread machine, the rice cooker, the microwave, and a four-volume compilation specifically for use with the electric slow cooker, stressing personal creativity in preparation and selection of ingredients. Hensperger is the author of over 22 cookbooks, including the best-selling Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook series, which includes NYMSC Recipes for Entertaining, NYMSC Family Favorites, and NYMSC Recipes for Two, along with the blockbuster first volume, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Her other books include highly-acclaimed titles such as The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook, The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, NYM Microwave Cookbook, and NYM Weeknight Cooking. She is also the author of The Bread Bible (Chronicle Books), winner of a James Beard Award in 2000. She has twice been nominated for the Julia Child/IACP Cookbook Award. Hensperger wrote a San Jose Mercury News food column for twelve years, ?Baking with the Seasons.? She is a contributor to dozens of national and online cooking & lifestyle magazines, such as Food & Wine, Rachael Ray Magazine, Veggie Life, Cooking Light, Working Woman, Victoria, Prevention, and Family Circle, and is a sought after newspaper and radio interviewee speaking on slow cooking, bread baking, and entertaining. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her website at and blog at
A master baker's 300 favorite recipes for perfect-every-time bread - from every kind of machine - by master breadmaker, Beth Hensperger. A fresh loaf any time you want!
Can the incomparable taste, texture, and aroma of handcrafted bread from a neighborhood bakery be reproduced in a bread machine? When Beth Hensperger, one of America’s most respected authorities on bread, first set out to try, she had doubts. Then she spent hundreds of hours testing all kinds of breads in a bread machine, and her answer turned out to be a resounding “Yes!” In this big and bountiful book full of more than 300 recipes, she reveals all the simple secrets for perfect bread every time.
No matter how you slice it, Beth’s brilliant recipes add up to a lifetime of fun with your bread machine!
Recipes include:
White Breads
Egg Breads
Whole Wheat Breads
Rye Breads
Gluten-Free Breads
Multigrain Breads
Country Breads
Sourdough Breads
Herb Breads
Nut Breads
Vegetable and Fruit Breads
Cheese Breads
Pizza and Focaccia
Breakfast Breads
Coffee Cakes and Sweet Rolls
Chocolate Breads
Jams and Chutneys
Croutons and Crostini
Flavored Butters and Other Toppings


ISBN 9781558321564
Genre COOKING / Methods / Special Appliances
Format Paperback
Pages 643
Publisher Date 2000-08-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Harvard Common Pr
Copyright Year 2000
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 7.75 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 2.85 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Master Baker's 300 Favorite Recipes for Perfect-Every-Time Bread from Every Kind of Machine
Audience General/trade
Authors Hensperger, Beth

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  • Huge Book
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    I was excited to receive this book. It seems to be as thick as an encyclopedia. Anyhow, it is very detailed to the point that you feel you’re getting a science lesson on ingredients in some sections. The cons I would have to say is that out of all the recipes it seems that I am only able to use a handful of them since the others call for uncommon ingredients such as Xanthium Gum and some flours that I have never even heard of. I have tried locating these ingredients and even gone to the expensive organic holistic stores but no luck. So now whenever I go grocery shopping I'm sure to walk by the baking aisle to see if there is any glimmer of hope that I find some of these rare/unobtainable ingredients.

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  • Bread making recipes
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    Extensive variety all recipes. Made many of them and they all turned out great.

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  • A MUST for kitchen
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    This is the Best Bread Machine Cookbook! It easily doubles as a text book with lots of bread machine information from brand to brand and how they differ.

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  • For beginners and pro's
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    Has almost any type of bread you could ever think of. I tried about seven or eight and found them easy to understand and the bread came out very good. Didn't know that there were that many types of flour in the world. I do like the just dough preset because I can shape the bread for hard rolls, Hamburger or hot dogs buns. Also this make experimenting very easy. Glad I made this purchase.

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  • The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook
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    I was a little disappointed in that there weren't more Gluten Free bread recipes. Need More!

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  • Awesome Book
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    I wanted to be able to use my bread machine more often with a bigger variety of recipes. This book is everything I hoped it would be and more. I have yet to be disappointed with any of the recipes I've tried. I highly recommend it. very easy to follow and nothing beats homemade bread.

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