The fresh, toasty aroma of handmade bread makes me weak in the knees. Bringing that warmth into your airspace, Dan Lepard composes Handmade Bread: Contemporary Recipes for the Home Baker. The legendary baker uses his bread-inspired travels through Russia, Denmark, Ukraine, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, France, Italy and the UK to fashion his own brilliant recipes. From a nation of bun-eaters, the British sweet brandy buns are extraordinary alongside jelly and soft cream. As with Swiss muesli, the oats in the rolled oat apple bread keep the loaf perfectly moist. But my FAVORITE has to be the lush simple milk loaf. Soft and lovely! Most impressive is that the stunning photos are no illusion. The fare results as the gorgeous pictures promise. And Dan took them himself! At $20, Handmade Bread is a remarkable piece of work.