in honor of Bernard Clayton Jr, who passed away on March 28
Posted: 06 April 2011 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Dear Rose-ites

My baking obsession is fairly new. I have just been alerted to the passing at the age of 94 of a master bread and pastry baker, Bernard Clayton Jr. His obituary appeared in today’s New York Times.
See: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/dining/06clayton.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

He first published The Complete Book of Breads in 1973;  The breads of France in 1978; and The Complete Book of Pastry in 1981.

So tell me, friends, what recipes from his work have you tried? What do you know of Bernard Clayton Jr’s lifework?

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Shokat

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Posted: 06 April 2011 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thank you for posting this.

Rest in peace Mr. Clayton

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Posted: 06 April 2011 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I admit I don’t know much about him, but now that you’ve posted this I’ll go learn a bit.  Thanks.

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Posted: 06 April 2011 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I have his ‘Complete Book of Breads’ on my shelf. It has been a reliable source.
I will bake something from it this weekend in his memory.

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Posted: 06 April 2011 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks for the post. I use his “Breads of France” regularly. Some great formula in there. He did LOADS of research for his books and they are entertaining and informative. If you don’t have his work, it’s worthy of a purchase.

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