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.
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?