I have made bread all my life (my grandma taught me how when I was about eight), but my repertoire is limited. I’d like to expand it some, but my requirements do not seem to be popular. So I am asking the bakers on the Dope if they can steer me in a direction here.
I have exactly one bread book, a falling to pieces old Laurel’s Kitchen Bread Book circa the 1980’s. I’ve made a number of their breads many times, and most of them not at all, because the majority of their recipes are ‘desem’ (I guess this would be sourdough more or less) breads, and frankly, sourdough and I just don’t get along. It’s because I have chronic fatigue syndrome and never know on any given day whether I can make bread or fool with my starter or it’s going to be another absolutely nothing accomplished day. So when I make bread it has to be start to finish that day.
However, what I do like about it is that it is all whole grains. I don’t use white flour for baking.
What I would like is a whole-grain based baking book that is not all about sourdough or bread machines (another thing I do not have nor ever intend to get).
I’d like to make ethnic recipes like naan, lavosh, scandanavian crispbreads, stuff like that, too.
Is there a book like that?