If you ever wanted to dip your toe into bread and pastry making, but weren’t sure where to start, Fast Breads (Chronicle), by culinary all-star Elinor Klivans, is the cookbook for you. It covers regular loaves of crusty and sandwich bread, and only moves on from there, with an additional four-dozen recipes for rolls, biscuits, Stromboli, popovers, muffins, doughnuts, waffles, and much, much more. All in all, it’s easy enough for beginners, but varied enough for more advanced bread bakers – and that’s most definitely a good thing.
These are three of our favorite pastry recipes from Fast Breads’ lineup. Serve them for a sumptuous breakfast or rich snack today.
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Excerpted from Fast Breads: 50 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Bread © 2010 by Elinor Klivans. Reprinted with permission from Chronicle Books. Photographs by Susie Cushner.
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