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Review by Debbie Mazo 
When a chill is in the air, nothing is more inviting than a warm oven baking up a crusty loaf of fresh-baked bread. In plenty of time for the fall baking season, Fleischmannís serves up beginnersí hints, professional baking tips, yeast baking recipes, and more.

Since 1868, Fleischmann's Yeast has been helping people make breads with their commercially produced yeast. Arriving from Austria-Hungary, the Fleischmann brothers revolutionized bread baking in America with their patented compressed yeast cake. Today, the tradition continues with innovations like RapidRise yeast and Bread Machine yeast.

If you're a novice in the kitchen who needs a boost to get started, has all the hints you'll need to ensure success with your bread baking. Click on Beginnerís Kitchen to learn about the essential tools and how to use them. For example, since it's crucial that water temperature is accurate, you'll need to invest in a cooking thermometer. Look for one with a stainless steel stem and a dial on top. Before greasing your loaf pan, browse through the baking directions to understand methods like kneading your dough until its satiny smooth and giving your crust a super shine with an egg wash.

Breadworld.comOnce you get a hang of the basics, try some of the conventional oven or bread machine recipes designed for both novice and advanced bakers. Whatever your level of experience, you'll be sure to find plenty of flavorful selections to match your baking skills. Classic Choices cover the range from Country French Bread to Honey Wheat Bread. For holidays or special occasions, prepare a Cranberry Pecan Wreath or a Lattice-Top Spinach Pie. All recipes include nutritional information and can be stored in your own online recipe box.

Baking bread for family or friends always makes the perfect gift. Prepare your home-baked gift by selecting from hundreds of the site's holiday and general gift recipes. Let help you wrap it up with free gift stickers to give your home-baked breads, rolls, and cakes an added personal touch. You can also get your children involved by introducing them to kid-friendly recipes featuring loaves and fun shapes in different colors. For bakers of all ages, is definitely a slice above the rest.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].

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