Discover my tricks to making Better-than-Bakery bread!
Praise for Bread Toast Crumbs
Alexandra’s book makes you want to kick over everything and spend your days in the kitchen baking simple, no-knead loaves and turning them into the best parts of every meal. Bread Toast Crumbs. The title tells you everything except how creative, practical and delicious the recipes are.
Dorie Greenspanauthor of Dorie’s Cookies
Such a fun book that I kind of wish I had written myself. Alexandra has combined creative and easy to make recipes with great know-how so anyone can make fantastic bread at home.
Jim Laheyauthor of My Bread and My Pizza
From crusts to crumbs, from home-style, multigrain loaves to zippy shakshuka rounds, Bread Toast Crumbs presents a wide range of breads, and is the perfect guide for bakers wanting to explore the world of possibilities for making their own loaves, and using every slice and crumb that doesn’t get gobbled up right away.
David Lebovitzauthor of My Paris Kitchen
I am a bread baker’s granddaughter. Needless to say, Ali’s familial connection to bread and all of its nostalgia hits close to home. In Bread Toast Crumbs she makes the daunting feel doable: Homemade bread can be no big deal! I love all of her inventive ideas for ways to use bread (her ‘Crumbs’ section especially appeals to my can’t-waste-a-thing heart). This book will be in heavy rotation in my house.
Julia Turshenauthor of Small Victories
Does anything shout love and comfort louder than home-baked bread? Actually, yes—all of the recipes in this stunning collection do. Alexandra’s recipes are sure to inspire yeast-o-phobes and experts alike and her book is a wonderful reminder that breaking bread with people we love is literally one of the simplest and most meaningful things we can do for our families.
Jenny Rosenstrachauthor of Dinner: A Love Story
After trying Alexandra’s mom’s once-secret peasant bread recipe, I never wanted to start another week without it. These are the lovable, crazy-simple, and un-mess-up-able loaves that will start a new home baking revolution—and her brilliant recipes for using up every last crumb will sustain it.
Kristen Migloreauthor of Genius Recipes
As a self-professed carb enthusiast, Alexandra’s beautiful book speaks to my heart. Her approachable voice gives even the most novice of bakers (myself included) encouragement that they, too, can bake and bake beautifully. Bread Toast Crumbs not only provides straightforward and inventive recipes for bread, but it gets you thinking creatively about ways to incorporate it into every meal, in every way. Simply put, I love it.
Colu Henryauthor of Back Pocket Pasta
I will turn back to these pages for both the variety of beautiful loaves and the suggestion of what to make to put on top of or between its slices. Bread Toast Crumbs is a real keeper.
Sara Forteauthor of Sprouted Kitchen and Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon
I can’t go a single day without bread, so what a treat it was to find this beautiful book celebrating one of my favorite foods to both make and eat. It’s chockablock with approachable yet sophisticated recipes that deliver mouthwatering results, from vinaigrette toasts to meatloaf made with buttermilk-soaked bread, and even breadcrumb-studded chocolate bark—a brilliant riff on the age-old snack of bread and chocolate.
Luisa Weissauthor of Classic German Baking
Bread Toast Crumbs is part useful expertise, part gentle advice, and all heart. This book is a new essential volume for the home bread baker, and a great testament to the worth of taking something good and using it to its absolute fullest.
Alana Chernilaauthor of Homemade Pantry
As someone who loves to bake bread, eat toast, and cook for my family and friends, I am excited about this book. It’s approachable (no-knead!) and has gorgeous photos. Alexandra has so many clever ideas on how to take that bread a step further for dishes I’ll make on weeknights or to entertain.