In a novel as warm and embracing as a family kitchen, Barbara O’Neal explores the poignant, sometimes complex relationships between mothers and daughters—and the healing magic of homemade bread. Professional baker Ramona Gallagher is a master of an art that has sustained her through the most turbulent times, including a baby at fifteen and an endless family feud. But now Ramona’s bakery threatens to crumble around her. Literally. She’s one water-heater disaster away from losing her grandmother’s rambling Victorian and everything she’s worked so hard to build. When Ramona’s soldier son-in-law is wounded in Afghanistan, her daughter, Sophia, races overseas to be at his side, leaving Ramona as the only suitable guardian for Sophia’s thirteen-year-old stepdaughter, Katie. Heartbroken, Katie feels that she’s being dumped again—this time on the doorstep of a woman out of practice with mothering. Ramona relies upon a special set of tools—patience, persistence, and the reliability of a good recipe—when rebellious Katie arrives. And as she relives her own history of difficult choices, Ramona shares her love of baking with the troubled girl. Slowly, Katie begins to find self-acceptance and a place to call home. And when a man from her past returns to offer a second chance at love, Ramona discovers that even the best recipe tastes better when you add time, care, and a few secret ingredients of your own. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Barbara O'Neal's The All You Can Dream Buffet.
In the most comprehensive book of its kind, Mark Bittman offers the ultimate baker’s resource. Finally, here is the simplest way to bake everything, from American favorites (Crunchy Toffee Cookies, Baked Alaska) to of-the-moment updates (Gingerbread Whoopie Pies). It explores global baking, too: Nordic ruis, New Orleans beignets, Afghan snowshoe naan. The recipes satisfy every flavor craving thanks to more than 2,000 recipes and variations: a pound cake can incorporate polenta, yogurt, ricotta, citrus, hazelnuts, ginger, and more. New bakers will appreciate Bittman’s opinionated advice on essential equipment and ingredient substitutions, plus extensive technique illustrations. The pros will find their creativity unleashed with guidance on how to adapt recipes to become vegan, incorporate new grains, improvise tarts, or create customized icebox cakes using a mix-and-match chart. Demystified, deconstructed, and debunked—baking is simpler and more flexible than you ever imagined.
A quintessential baking cookbook – with 500 step‐by‐step photographs – for both beginners and seasoned bakers, by Jane Hornby, author of the popular What to Cook and How to Cook It. What to Bake and How to Bake It is destined to be the new favorite cookbook of novice bakers, while offering plenty of inspiration for more experienced home cooks. With ten photos per recipe, the steps are easy to follow for fifty go‐to desserts, including classic cookies, family‐friendly cakes, elegant pastries, and much more. From Salted Caramel Shortbread Bites to Malted Milk Chocolate Birthday Cake, Skinny Blueberry Muffins to One Crust Apple and Blackberry Pie, and Sticky Pear and Pecan Toffee Cake to Vanilla Fruit Scones, there is a homemade treat here for everyone. Hailed as a "Gen Y Nigella Lawson" by Glamour, Hornby has a down‐to‐earth style that makes the impossible possible, and her new collection of foolproof, repeatedly tested, delicious recipes will ensure you’re confident in the kitchen.
Everyone loves cake, right? What’s your favorite kind? Well, how would you like to learn how to make one? This book makes it easy with simple instructions, tips, and tools on how to make the perfect dessert that your whole family can enjoy. The best part is you get to lick the bowl! This title will allow students to analyze data from tests of an object or tool to determine if it works as intended. • Bold keywords with picture glossary • Websites • Table of Contents • Procedural writing
Love eating cake? Well, this weekend, get into the kitchen and bake a cake yourself. Baking is fun when you know how to do it, and you donâe(tm)t need lots of equipment or expensive ingredients. Learn to Bake explains baking terms (how do you beat, fold or cream?) and special ingredients (what is strong bread flour?). Then it tells you everything you need to know to bake for every occasion and every person in your life. Bake the recipes in this book with your friends and family âe" get everyone involved, make a mess, have some fun and bake something to be proud of.
A must-have for every baker, with 130 recipes featuring bold new flavors and ingredients. Here is the go-to cookbook that definitively ushers the baking pantry beyond white flour and sugar to include natural sweeteners, whole-grain flours, and other better-for-you—and delicious—ingredients. The editors at Martha Stewart Living have explored the distinctive flavors and alluring textures of these healthful foods, and this book shares their very best results. A New Way to Bake has 130 foolproof recipes that showcase the many ways these newly accessible ingredients can transform traditional cookies, pies, cakes, breads, and more. Chocolate chip cookies gain greater depth with earthy farro flour, pancakes become protein powerhouses when made with quinoa, and lemon squares get a wonderfully crumbly crust and subtle nutty flavor thanks to coconut oil. Superfoods are right at home in these baked goods; granola has a dose of crunchy chia seeds, and gluten-free brownies have an extra chocolaty punch from cocoa nibs. With a DIY section for making your own nut butter, yogurt, coconut milk, and other basics, and more than 150 photographs, including step-by-step how-to images, A New Way to Bake is the next-generation home-baking bible.
Following the best-selling Cooking Class, this delightful baking companion for kids ages 8–12 features 50 easy-to-follow recipes. Lively step-by-step photos teach bakers-in-training how to knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies, and produce a perfect pie, along with essential skills like following directions and accurately measuring ingredients. They’ll learn to make both sweet and savory treats and will use fresh fruits and vegetables in recipes such as Bursting with Blueberries Muffins, Zombie Zucchini Bread, and Peachy Keen Crumble. Bonus goodie bag stickers, pop-out gift tags, and bake sale signs encourage kids to share their homemade delights with pride. NPR's Best Books of the Year IACP Cookbook Award Winner National Parenting Product Awards Winner Mom's Choice Award Gold Winner
Published to accompany the second series of the Great British Bake Off, this book will reveal the baking secrets and techniques that Mary and Paul have demonstrated in this popular TV programme. Each chapter begins with an explanation of a key technique (technical challenge), from the perfect Victoria sponge to shortbread with a snap and the lightest puff pastry. Classic recipes are then followed by their modern variations and interpretations, accompanied by recipe history and practical tips. With over 100 recipes, sensuous and yet practical design and full-colour photography, this really will become the baking book that you will turn to for years to come.
James Beard Award winner! One of America's preeminent bakers shares scores of mouth-watering recipes for plain and fancy cakes; breads, biscuits, muffins, and scones; sweet and savory pies and tarts; brownies, macaroons, rugelach, and all manner of cookies.
An illustrated introduction to modern baking techniques presents more than two hundred original recipes that combine high-quality ingredients with new interpretations of traditional baking methods to create breads, muffins, cookies, pies, and cakes.
Ever walk past a bakery window and marvel at the assortment of cookies, tarts, pies, and cakes and wonder how they did it? Wonder no more. The secrets to creating them can now be yours. With Baking For Dummies, You'lll discover how simple (and fun!) whipping up any sort of baked good from a chocolate layer cake, a classic apple pie to a plateful of scrumptious chocolate chip cookies or black-and-white brownies actually is. The magic is in the doing and baking expert Emily Nolan shows you how. In almost no time, you'll get down to basics with easy-to-follow tips on: Outfitting your kitchen with a baker's essentials iincluding baking pans (loaf pans, springform pans, glass vs. aluminum pie plates), food processors and blenders, bowls, measuring cups, graters, and sifters Measuring ingredients, preparing pans, working with eggs, zesting fruit, and melting chocolate Getting ready to bake,preparing your kitchen, working with recipes, and using the right equipment And once you're all set, you'll marvel at how simple creating the smallest baking masterpiece really is: From chocolate cupcakes topped with mocha frosting to a lemon-curd cheesecake, to fluffy blueberry muffins and buttermilk biscuits From scrumptious pumpkin and chocolate cream pies and a classic cheesecake to outrageously delicious chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies From a heart-warming chicken potpie to a yummy cheese soufflé With over 100 recipes to choose from (including ones for soft pretzels and pizza!), eight pages of color photos, a summary cheat sheet of baking essentials, black-and-white how-to illustrations, and humorous cartoons along the way, the book will reward, even a baking novice, with delicious results and allow you to enjoy the unending magic of baking from scratch.
Cooking Light Way to Bake is a celebration of the joy of baking and the pleasure healthier baked treats can bring. Light baking has its own set of techniques, and this book is filled with more than 600 full-color photos showing you exactly how to prepare a wide variety of delectable baked goods, so you get perfect results every time you bake. Baking is both a science and an art and the nuances are numerous, but there are certain principles and techniques that always hold true. With the right proportion of ingredients and a few essential facts and easy-to-learn skills, you can make your light baked goods shine. Inside, you'll find a primer on those guidelines and a glossary of ingredients to help get you started. Technique is key. In traditional baking, butter and sugar can hide a host of baking mistakes, but healthier baking doesn't afford that luxury. This book offers you the secrets to light baking success. From creating flaky biscuits to making a perfect piecrust, you'll find hundreds of tips and the nutrition information you need to create memorable homemade baked goods.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Canada's baking sweetheart, Anna Olson, returns with an essential guide to baking for and with those you love. Baking Day is the book we have all been waiting for. In this new cookbook, Anna Olson encourages you to spend time with your loved ones, baking along with her easy-to-follow, delicious recipes for all your favourite treats. This is a cookbook to bring family and friends together, and to bond over quality time spent baking. With over 120 recipes for all skill levels, there is a baking project in Baking Day for everyone. Anna helps you find the right recipe by marking each one with difficulty level, necessary time commitment, required tools, and modifications for allergies or dietary restrictions. Anna's savoury and sweet recipes are suitable for every level of home baker, as she encourages you to challenge yourself and develop new skills in the kitchen. Her voice is truly encouraging, as she coaches you through each step, hoping to pass on the expertise she has learned throughout her 20-year career. She is especially mindful of her younger readers, or those of you baking with kids, making sure to point out the most important details for younger budding bakers. Step back from the craziness of life and connect with those you love over shared time in the kitchen. Very soon, "baking day" will become your favourite day of the week. Try making your own "Gourmet Goo" Skillet Brownies, Classic No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis, or Toffee Pretzel Baklava. Anna also brings together comforting classics including Dutch Baby, Giant Glazed Cinnamon Bun, and her Signature Chocolate Chip Cookies, and recipes to show your loved ones how much you care--breakfast in bed for Father's Day, maybe, or a special homemade birthday cake for your best friend. There are even treats for your pets!
Easy-peasy recipes for first-time bakers When it comes to baking, even the littlest hands are eager to start mixing up tasty treats. Super Simple Baking for Kids equips new bakers with the most fun and easiest-ever recipes to whip up. Cookies, muffins, and cakes galore are sure to leave even grown-ups asking for more. Beginning with the basics, kids ages six to eight will learn key baking skills like how to separate eggs or knead dough. When these techniques are mastered, they can cook up over 55 super yummy recipes with confidence. (If only they were old enough to do the dishes!) This kids baking cookbook includes: Kids Baking tutorials--Kids learn all about equipment, safety, and skills they need to be successful in the kitchen. Easy as 1,2,3--Recipes use 5-10 ingredients max, no fancy equipment, and are labeled in degree of easiness. Fun foods--Making eating just as fun as baking with sweet and savory recipes like Rainbow Sprinkle Whoopie Pies, Apple-Cider Doughnut Cake, Soft Pretzels and more. The sweetest treat you'll find in this kids baking cookbook is even better than something you can eat--it's the memories you'll cook up.
Perfectly baked desserts are easier than you think. Use this guide to make baking a cake, well, a piece of cake. In this updated book you will find lots more tips on baking cakes and pastry, using eggs in baking, the right equipment to use in baking, the right ingredients to use in baking, my favourite recipe books my favourite baking apps and my favourite baking magazines, plus an additional chapter on 'my six favourite easy loaf cake recipes.
If you’re ready to take your baking skills up a notch, we’re here to help. With this book as your guide, you’ll become more confident in the kitchen as well as seriously up your baking game, while having tons of fun along the way. Bake Good Things shows new bakers how to create delicious oven-baked treats easily. Leave your kitchen fears behind as you’re walked through practical baking techniques and learn to make recipes you’ll enjoy both making and eating, like chocolate chip cookies, blueberry-cornmeal muffins, biscuit breakfast sandwiches, banana cream pie, red velvet cupcakes, meat lovers’ pizza, and many more. Gone are the days of boxed cake mixes and store-bought dough—this book will show you just how easy and enjoyable baking from scratch can be. Each chapter features a single baking technique accompanied by step-by-step directions and photos, so it’s easy to learn. You’ll master the art of baking cookies and bars; muffins and quickbreads; biscuits, scones, and cobblers; pies; cakes and cupcakes; and yeast breads and pizzas. The lessons also detail any tools needed, reveal secrets to success, demystify confusing terms, and outline essential dos and don’ts. Think of this book as a personal baking class, working your way through each lesson and the subsequent recipes, to gain more confidence as you go. After reading the technique primers, move on to try the easy, modern recipes that are equally suited for everyday snacks and treats or to share with friends and family. Each of the 60 recipes includes bonus information such as how to frost and decorate sweets, tips for buying the right ingredients, and how to hack everyday kitchen items to stand in for fancy baking tools you don’t have laying around. No matter the occasion, whether you’re baking a birthday cake for a friend or just want to enjoy some homemade muffins for breakfast, this book will guide you through real-life cooking situations. Whether you’re a baking novice who wants to learn the basics, or you’re looking for a new collection of great recipes to hone your skills, this cookbook will teach you how a few simple ingredients and a hot oven can create magic. Flip through the pages, preheat your oven, toss on an apron, and get baking! Anybody can learn to bake good things.
Lorraine Pascale, Britain's beloved chef and TV personality, brings together the two hottest trends in cookery right now: baking and eating lighter, healthier meals Lorraine's dreamt up 100 delicious, easy recipes, all fully illustrated, ranging from savoury scones and coconut and lime loaf to apricot and ginger chiffon cake, sesame pretzel buns and cauliflower gratin bakes. Lorraine reinvents traditional favourites but shows us neat shortcuts to cut the fat or the sugar - without losing any of the flavour.
Looking for a fun introduction to baking for your little ones? Then turn to Jane Bull's brilliant children's baking book. Turn your children into little bakers as they come to know their creaming from their whisking, and their batter from their dough. The Best Ever Baking Book takes children on a step-by-step baking experience, showing them how to whip up more than 10 baked treats, along with the methods, equipment and terminology used in making them. Children will find out how to make everything from bread and muffins to cakes and cookies. Then they can get creative and messy as they follow tips on how to decorate. The Best Ever Baking Book is the perfect way to get kids excited about baking.