Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog tour: Beyond Basics with Natural Yeast by Melissa Richardson

About the book:
With allergies to commercial yeast on the rise, natural yeast is the easy and healthy solution to baking all the foods you love. Brush up on your techniques with Melissa Richardson’s newest book, Beyond Basics with Natural Yeast, with mouthwatering recipes like Soft Pretzel Rolls, Honey Whole Wheat Bread, and Lemon Chiffon Cake. Say goodbye to commercial yeast, and hello to a healthier body!
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media; Spi edition (September 9, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462114024
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462114023

  • About the author:
    Melissa Richardson is a mother of three who is addicted to researching, studying, and baking bread.  As a college student Melissa taught herself to bake as a way to pinch pennies from the food budget and unleashed a passion that transformed her into The Bread Geek she is today.  At any given time of day, flour can be found somewhere on her shoes, clothes, hands, or children.  When not baking or writing, she enjoys collecting hobbies and spending time outdoors with her family.

    My review: Beyond Basics with Natural Yeast by Melissa Richardson

    4 STARS 

    Melissa suggest that you read her first book first  The Art of Baking With Natural Yeast. Of course I did not do that at this time. She does have a refresher of terms she uses and how to feed your starter.

    I don't make bread because I can't need knead and don't have expensive mixer but I want to start making bread  with natural yeast.  She has recipes to make healthier bread, pancakes, muffins and waffles. Some to the recipes are vegan, some are better for diabetics.

    One thing about these recipes are they take time.  Most you have to start preparing the dough 6 to 12 hrs. before you make it.  You have to feed your starter every four days.  It takes planning and time.  We want are food fast and unhealthy.  No wonder are Elders had certain days they made bread,  and planned their meals ahead of time.

    The bread looks so good I want to eat it.  I love fresh bread. These recipes are hearty and you eat less because your body recognizes it as food.  She explains why in her book.
    These recipes use different flours in some of them and some I had to look up to see what it was.

    She uses yeast that you keep in the refrigerator which is not as strong tasting as yeast that you keep on counter. Which has stronger flavor.

    I know I plan to eat healthier and these bread recipes  looks so good to me.

    I was given this ebook to read so I could give honest review and be part of its blog tour.

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