What could be as appetizing and heartwarming as the smell of freshly baked bread? Few types of baking are as satisfying as putting together and kneading dough, leaving it to rise, and waiting as your kitchen fills with the savory aroma of the perfect loaf. This new collection of bread recipes takes the stress out of baking, distilling decades of wisdom into a comprehensive introduction, which includes: baking & prep techniques, equipment suggestions, advice on using yeast, kneading, choosing the right flour, and what to do if something goes wrong. Recipes include classic loaves, breakfast breads, fruit & nut breads, flatbreads & pizza crusts, rolls scones, and bagels, and holiday breads. In addition, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes are included.