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King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Bakingby King Arthur Flour Company
Synopses & Reviews
Forget what you know about whole grain baking. Instead, envision light, flaky croissants; airy cakes; moist brownies; dreamy pie crusts; and scrumptious cookies—all made with whole grains. This is what you get in , a revolutionary cookbook that breathes new life into breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, and more by transforming the dark and dense alchemy of whole grain baking into lively, flavorful, sweet, and savory treats of all types. is a book that only the bakers at King Arthur Flour could successfully complete, opening up the home baker's repertoire to new flours, new flavors, and new categories of whole grain baked goods. It spills over with helpful tips, how-to illustrations, sidebars on history and lore, and a friendly voice that says to readers, "Come into the kitchen with me and let's bake." Thousands of hours were spent testing these recipes, making sure that each one met their high standards. The final result is more than 400 delicious, inviting, and foolproof recipes that have earned a place in the next generation whole grain cookbook.
"There's only so much room on the kitchen bookshelf for those 600-page baking bibles on the kitchen bookshelf, but this one's worth its weight in whole wheat flour. This fun, easy-to-follow tome is broken down into 11 basic chapters (including Yeast Breads, Cakes, Pastry and Pies), and will satisfy both health conscious bakers (Spelt Pita, Sesame Barley Bread) as well as the more gluttonous (Carmel Blitz Torte, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, and Triple Ginger Pancakes). Methods such as kneading dough and folding pie crust are depicted with easy-to-follow black-and-white illustrations. Sidebar topics, however, are a little haphazard ranging from Enjoying Soybeans to Organic Plasticâyet recipe headnotes are helpful and worth the ink. Each recipe ends with detailed nutrition information, broken down per serving (including caffeine, calcium and iron amounts). In the end, this is a good buy for more than just the whole-grain enthusiast." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This revolutionary cookbook breathes new life into breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, and more by transforming the dark and dense alchemy of whole grain baking into lively, flavorful, sweet, and savory treats. The final result is more than 400 delicious, inviting, and foolproof recipes that define the next generation of whole grain cooking.
Hang on to your pie plate— will change the way every baker thinks about whole grains.
About the Author
King Arthur Flour is not only the nation's oldest flour company, it is the single largest educator of home bakers in the world. Founded in 1790 and employee-owned since 1996, the company conducts national baking-class tours that provide free instruction to thousands of bakers across the country, as well as instruction through its baking education center in Vermont. In 2004, The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion won the James Beard Foundation's coveted KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year. In 2005, The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion was nominated for an IACP award. The company's expertise has been featured in many national publications, including FoodandWine, The New York Times, and People. Its headquarters are in Norwich, Vermont.
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