A few weeks back I contacted King Arthur (the company, not the dude) and asked if they were aware of any Errata sheet for The Book, the nice lady looked up something that had four typos. I asked if there were any others since we had already found a couple of other problems in some of the formulas. She said she would actually ask Jeffrey Hamelman but that I had just missed him on his way to Paris.
So I guess he's back now and has emailed me a copy of his most updated list which I'm including below. Everyone is welcome to nab a copy and make changes in their books and share the list with others.
Mr Hamelman ("Please, call me Jeff") also said that there had been three revisions so far - remember this was back in April, 2009 - and that Wiley was putting out a new version in the next few months with what he hopes are the last corrections.
So here it is, the most official version we are likely to get! It is in Microsoft Word format so if anyone one needs it in something else, let me know and I'll try to convert it.
Note: scanning the list quickly, I see no notes mentioning the changes in the English Hot Cross Buns' paste so I'll have to assume some editorial type changes are not included in this list. So although this would indicate that this isn't THE complete list it's still the most thorough.
We'll need to keep an eye out for further blips.
NOTE: This errata is for the original 1st edition. The NEW edition will need its own errata at some point.
Also, some people are rather annoyed that the book had so many errors and frown on Jeff for this problem. I would like to point out to everyone that the Metric Formulas in the book are what Jeff uses every day in his bakery at King Arthur Flour. The conversion from Metric to US volume and reduction to the Home volume amounts were done by Wiley editors. So if anyone wants to send annoyed vibes out, please direct them at the (likely underpaid) Wiley copy editors.UPDATE:
The linked document is updated to include a revision on the Vermont Sourdough
. Please be sure to nab a fresh version if needed.
The layout has also been upgraded to a slightly clearer format.http://mellowbakers.com/ErrataSheetFeb2011.doc
40 kbUPDATE #2:
Someone needed a version they can read on a Mac, here's a PDF version that can use Adobe Acrobat or the Preview application, good for Mac or PC. Your PDF reader should be able to search through the text, too.http://mellowbakers.com/ErrataSheetFeb2011.pdf