Synopses & Reviews
Every new book from Martha Stewart is cause for celebration, and with Martha Stewarts Baking Handbook
, she returns to bring the pleasures of baking to readers at every level, from beginner to expert and beyond. A culinary compendium packed with more than 200 foolproof recipes for the best baked goods, Martha Stewarts Baking Handbook
takes readers by the hand and guides them through the process of creating an irresistible variety of cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, breads, and much more.
This essential addition to every cooks library is rich with tips, techniques, and the mouthwatering and stunning recipes for which Martha Stewart is so well known. Covering a delectable array of topics from simple to sophisticated, including biscuits, muffins, scones, cookies, layer cakes, specialty cakes, sweet and savory pies and tarts, and pastries and breads, she provides a dazzlingly delicious yet crystal-clear, vividly illustrated repertoire of recipes. There are cakes that are elegant enough for formal occasions, such as showers, weddings, and dinner parties, and basic favorites meant to be enjoyed every day and then passed down through the generations. Every chapter includes indispensable visual equipment glossaries and features vital make-ahead information and storage techniques. Organized for maximum clarity and practicality, the handbook also offers step-by-step how-to photographs that demystify even the most complex and nuanced techniques. These culinary building blocks will turn good bakers into great bakers, and make great bakers even better.
Filled with time-honored classics, such as Marble Cake with White-Chocolate Glaze, Apple Pie, Challah, Baba au Rhum, and Croissants, as well as lots of new surprises, Martha Stewarts Baking Handbook will be reached for again and again, no matter the season or occasion.
“Here, you will find the recipes and how-tos for the popovers you dream about, and for the simple crumb cake that you always want to whip up on Sunday morning, and for the double-chocolate brownie cookies that will make you a bigger hero with the after-school crowd, and for the citrus bars that you could only find in that little bakery thats no longer under the same management. . . . Baking offers comfort and joy and something tangible to taste and savor. We all hope that these recipes provide you with years of pleasure.” —Martha Stewart
Baking has, "... a trustworthy tone and straightforward approach, make[ing] this a great starter baking book." -- Publishers Weekly
Moving from simple baked delights like biscuits, muffins, and scones to cookies and layer cakes, and on to specialty cakes, pies, tarts, pastries and breads, this volume provides 250 foolproof recipes for the best and most beautiful baked goods.
The beautiful, inspiring, and practical cornerstone guide to baking, with 400 recipes and 250 photos.
This all-new and gorgeous edition of Better Homes and Gardens Bakingand#160;
(the first major all-purpose BHandG baking title published since 1998)and#160;is a compendium of irresistible cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, cobblers, pastries, and breadsand#8212;from everyday sweets to special-occasion show-stoppers. It has everything you need to bake fuss-free and with delicious results for bake sales, cookie swaps, birthday parties, holiday tables, or just because youand#8217;re in the mood to bake. You'll find:
- More than 400 recipes for luscious baked goods such as Cinnamon Rolls (with four fun shape variations), Raspberry French Silk Pie Bars, and Herbed Boule
- More than 250 photos showcase the recipes and clarify techniques
- Chapter-opener features with classic recipes that teach secrets to baking success
- Make-It-Mine recipes with choices to help you adapt to your taste, convenience, and occasion
- Make-It-Mini guides to help bakers turn out scrumptious sweets in smaller sizes
This will surely be the go-to baking reference and inspiration for years to come.
The next title in our "Big Book of"and#160;Series, this is a one-stop cake lover's cookbook, with 200 recipes from simple treats to spectacular showstoppers, with more than 100 photos.
Amazing cakes for every occasionand#8212;from all-time classics to contemporary favorites
Get ready for a stellar lineup of the most delicious cakes ever! From everyday treats to spectacular showstoppers, here are 200 recipes for snack cakes, layer cakes, decorated children's party cakes, rolled cakes, upside-down cakes, coffee cakes, pudding cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, and cake pops, balls, and bites. The options are nearly endless and sure to inspire your next occasion!
Whether your craving is for classic cakes, fun new flavors, or great decorating ideas, you'll fall in love with fabulous and foolproof creations like Sour Cream Spice Cake, Chocolate Stout Cake with Caramel Frosting, Red Velvet Cake, Peaches and Buttercream Cake, Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake, Slumber Party Cake, and Spring Chicks Cake Pops. There's also an introductory section with information and photos showing how to bake, assemble, and frost cakes, as well as sweet tips throughout to ensure success every time.
- 200 recipes include classic and modern cakes and creative variations
- More than 100 full-color photos showcase the cakes at their beautiful best
- Special features cover frosting a layer cake, making and decorating cake pops, and easy ways to decorate a cake to add that perfect final touch
You'll find almost any cake you can imagine in Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cakes. With these recipes, you'll never run out of ideas for satisfying your sweet tooth.
About the Author
With more than 63 million cookbooks sold since 1950, BETTY CROCKER is the name readers trust for reliable recipes and great ideas. For over 75 years, Betty Crocker has provided advice to millions of Americans through cookbooks, magazines and television.