Bakers’ secrets for making amazing long-rise loaves at home.
Making bread is an ancient craft; kneading the dough to lovingly produce a loaf is a fulfilling experience. But in the modern kitchen, one important ingredient is often left out of bread making: time. The experienced bakers from the Real Bread Campaign will tell you that long and slow is far more satisfying than a quick finish. A long-proved loaf has more time to develop flavour, has a better texture and, in the case of genuine sourdough, might actually have health benefits. In Slow Dough: Real Breadlearn secrets from the experts to make a huge array of slow-rise breads at home.
Chris Young is Campaign Co-ordinator for The Real Bread Campaign, a charity project with a mission to promote additive-free bread. In addition to compiling this book, Chris edits the quarterly magazine True Loaf, and wrote Knead to Know, the campaign’s first book. His work has appeared in publications including Spear’s Magazine, The Real Food Cookbook and the London ethical food magazine, The Jellied Eel, which he also edits.