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Offline hotsawce

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Books on Authentic Italian Baking?
« on: November 06, 2016, 01:42:12 PM »
So I'm looking for books on authentic Italian baking (preferably with bakers percentage of possible.) Not interested in Italian American; looking to learn how to bake items like prosciutto brioche, maritozzi, bombolini, biscotti, Italian shortbreads, crostata and tarts. Any suggestions?

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Re: Books on Authentic Italian Baking?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 02:46:07 PM »
I collect every Italian baking book I can find; there isn't a single book I have that spans all the items you mention, but I really love:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0966971272/?tag=pmak-20

very hardcore, with a hardcore price, with a focus on natural starters. No bakers %, but all ingredients by weight.

I was just perusing it to decide which of the dozen+ recipes for panettone I was going tackle for this Christmas.   

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Re: Books on Authentic Italian Baking?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 03:40:05 PM »
Someone posted a link to a website that had a  buttload of authentic Italian recipes a long time ago. If someone remembers please post it, I would like to re-save it too!!

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Re: Books on Authentic Italian Baking?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 03:51:06 PM »
There are a lot of gems on Google Books if you search in Italian. Most authentic cuisine recipe books tend to be in their native language.
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Re: Books on Authentic Italian Baking?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 07:21:09 PM »
Bill,

Does this have any of the sweet pastries like shortbread, crostata, maritozzi, bombolini, or any of those items or just like ciabattas and other loafs?

I collect every Italian baking book I can find; there isn't a single book I have that spans all the items you mention, but I really love:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0966971272/?tag=pmak-20

very hardcore, with a hardcore price, with a focus on natural starters. No bakers %, but all ingredients by weight.

I was just perusing it to decide which of the dozen+ recipes for panettone I was going tackle for this Christmas.

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Re: Books on Authentic Italian Baking?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 07:48:48 PM »
Hotsawce,

Here are some quick snaps of the contents. Let me know if it is clear enough (I'm sure you know to click on an image to expand to full res):


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Re: Books on Authentic Italian Baking?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 08:16:09 PM »
Looks comprehensive but not a lot of the pastries I'm looking for. I'm going to have to dig for books on Italian baking with weights. I've been heavily inspired by the pastries at a local spot to me called "Lilia." Lots of seasonal baking and simpler Italian pastries done wel.

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 10:47:30 AM »
Thanks for posting that Bill... the Serbian focaccia sounds great, googled it and found a link to thefreshloaf.
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