Recipes from Klecko & friends
This Month we are going to be featuring Kim Ode Book Baking with the Saint Paul bread club.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, a diverse group of men and women have found each other, united by a single passion: baking bread. Once a month, a professional production bakery is transformed into a lively forum for those hooked on this satisfying ritual. Veteran journalist and club member Kim Ode invites novices and masters alike to join these dedicated bakers in the kitchen as they share family traditions, experiment with new ingredients, exchange tips, and roll up their sleeves to work the dough.
Over seventy favorite recipes emerge from intimate profiles of the club members who perfected them—from the accountant and her nearly flawless baguette to the former Iron Ranger who shares the secrets of her grandmother’s strudel-like potica. The club’s newest member, a book designer who was given a copy of The World of Breads nearly four decades ago, has since transformed the book’s anadama recipe into a peppery delight, swapping out molasses for chipotles and butter for bacon fat.
Ode demystifies this ancient art with special sections on “Bread Wisdom for Beginners” and “Seasonal Favorites,” and club founder Dan “Klecko” McGleno offers a step-by-step guide to starting a bread club in your own hometown. Whether you prefer to bake in solitude or wish to build a community in pursuit of the perfect loaf, this book reveals the true heart of this everyday food.
About the Author
Kim Ode is a veteran newspaper reporter and columnist for the Star Tribune. She lives with her family in Edina, Minnesota, where the aroma of fresh-baked bread regularly wafts from the wood-fired brick bread oven in the backyard.
If you have not purchased your copy . You can find them at any major book store. Kim’s book will enlighten you and inspire you to take it up a notch in you baking skills. Here is what others are saying about here book.
By Gretchen Swenson (Bemidji,MN. USA.) - I recomend this book for all bakers.It will have many "earmarks", and will be used for generations.Thank you St.Paul Bread Club! Having been born and raised in St.Paul but sadly living four hours away the book gives me a link to my city.That gives me much joy!
Great book for anyone who wants to bake tasty bread!,
By nessa (Northfield, MN USA) -
I have a number of baking books but this one offers something new. The baker's stories are interesting and the idea of forming a bakers club is great. I have used three of the recipes in this book in the last week and they have all turned out wonderfully. I do not always have such good luck with bread recipes and feel that the ones in this book have truly been used with sucess by real people who bake on a regular basis and have lots of experience with these particular
Baking with the St. Paul Bread Club,
By Nancy A. Overmoen "Nancy Overmoen" (Shoreview, MN USA) -
A fun book to read even if you don't bake. The recipes are well written and an enjoyable experience to bake. The only book you will need to get started or to expand your knowledge.