Author(s): Emilie Raffa
Artisan Sourdough Made Simple brings deliciously tangy, gorgeously crusty bread within reach of anyone interested in sourdough baking. Emilie Raffa teaches you how to create your very own sourdough starter at home with only two ingredients. You'll learn exactly what your live-culture starter needs to thrive, and even what to do if you forget to feed it. Baking your first loaf is a cinch with Emilie's approachable beginner recipes such as Everyday Sourdough Loaf; soon you'll be filling your home with the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked bread. Then expand your horizons with more than 65 incredible recipes, including Olive, Thyme and Parmesan Bread, Soft Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf, No-Knead Focaccia Pizza with Pesto and Fontina, Blistered Asiago Rolls with Sweet Apples and Rosemary, and so much more. All of the recipes feature Emilie's minimal-kneading technique that lets your starter do all the hard work for you. She also explains the ways that sourdough can be flexible with your schedule, making these nutritious breads accessible even for working professionals and parents. As a professionally trained chef, food blogger, and avid home baker, Emilie has explored both the scientific and intuitive sides of sourdough over the years. In this stunningly photographed book, she shares her journey so you can start yours. Book jacket.
The ultimate beginner-baker's guide to baking sourdough bread from scratch easily-including a tutorial to create your own starter and recipes from everyday rustic loaves to unique flavours.
Emilie Raffa is the creator, cook and photographer of The Clever Carrot. She is also the author of The Clever Cookbook. She was classically trained at the International Culinary Center and worked as a private chef. Emilie's work has been featured online in Oprah Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, The Huffington Post, Food 52, Saveur, Food & Wine, Today Food and in the pages of Artful Blogging magazine. She was a finalist for "best food photography" in the annual Saveur Blog Awards. She is also an editor for the digital cooking publication feedfeed. Emilie lives on Long Island with her husband and two little boys.