Flour Water Salt Yeast

The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza [A Cookbook]

    • 3.5 • 64 Ratings
    • $18.99
    • $18.99

Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Portland's most acclaimed and beloved baker comes this must-have baking guide, featuring recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker.

There are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-supple-on-the-inside slice of perfectly baked bread. For Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure—it is a passion that has led him to create some of the best and most critically lauded breads and pizzas in the country.

In Flour Water Salt Yeast, Forkish translates his obsessively honed craft into scores of recipes for rustic boules and Neapolitan-style pizzas, all suited for the home baker. Forkish developed and tested all of the recipes in his home oven, and his impeccable formulas and clear instructions result in top-quality artisan breads and pizzas that stand up against those sold in the best bakeries anywhere.

Whether you’re a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeast has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you’re ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish’s step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet.

Flour Water Salt Yeast is more than just a collection of recipes for amazing bread and pizza—it offers a complete baking education, with a thorough yet accessible explanation of the tools and techniques that set artisan bread apart. Featuring a tutorial on baker’s percentages, advice for manipulating ingredients ratios to create custom doughs, tips for adapting bread baking schedules to fit your day-to-day life, and an entire chapter that demystifies the levain-making process, Flour Water Salt Yeast is an indispensable resource for bakers who want to make their daily bread exceptional bread.

Cookbooks, Food & Wine
September 18
Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

moltenglass ,


I love this book. I make bread from it twice a week. Very simple steps to make great artisan bread.

zberlin ,

Excellent Book

This book is a great primer into the world of baking bread. Foorkish guides you from start to finish. From basic breads to more advanced miches. I highly recommend this book for the starting baker. There is a reason this book won the Beard Award. Happy reading and baking

Onejose21 ,

Bought the book couldn't read it

I recently purchased this book via iBooks and when it downloaded there was an error message across all pages of the book showing a rendering error. Restarting the app didn't fix the issue neither did restarting my phone. I love baking and was really looking forward to giving this a read but now I'm just out $19.

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