A & J King’s humble storefront and artistically quirky interiors belie their status as top bread makers in the Northeast carried by some of the best restaurants and gourmet stores in the country. In fact, Trader Joes was trying to get their bread but A & J King had to turn them down. Their breads and pastries are simply top tier in any setting.
The easy and remarkable 30-minute Four Fold kneading technique makes their bread stand out. It also allows home chefs to make top-restaurant-quality bread in their own homes--and make it better without using a mixer. Andy and Jackie feature their best one hundred recipes including their regionally famous sourdough, a perfectly chewy and crusty olive packed ciabatta, and an earthy, healthy and wonderful multigrain loaf. And that’s only half the story. They claim to make the best croissant you will ever eat, which made James Martin from the UK Cooking Channel exclaim, “I haven’t seen baking like this since I worked in France,” while filming a segment on the best bakeries on the East Coast. The Kings also offer up recipes for their other show-stopping pastries including the not-to-be-missed sticky buns and extremely popular array of pies and tarts including the to-die-for Rhubarb Ginger treat.
Andy and Jackie share all their innovative methods and best recipes so you can cook incredible loaves and treats at home and truly by hand.