- Hardcover: 514 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Nov. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0618443363
- ISBN-13: 978-0618443369
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 4.1 x 27.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Baking: From My Home to Yours Hardcover – 1 Nov 2006
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About the Author
Inducted into the James Beard Foundation s Who s Who of Food and Beverage in America, DORIE GREENSPAN is the author of Around My French Table, a New York Times bestseller that was named Cookbook of the Year by the IACP; Baking Chez Moi; and Baking: From My Home to Yours, a James Beard Award winner. She lives in Westbrook, Connecticut, and Paris.
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Top Customer Reviews
The thing that makes this book a must have is not just that it's massive, with every type of cake/cookie/pie out there, but that each recipe includes variations, sometimes unexpected, tripling the number of recipes. I made parmesan sables (a variation on the basic sable) last week and they were scrumptious. So one can find the appropriate recipe for any occasion. And every single thing I made has been delicious. How many cookbooks can you say that about?
I find Dorie's descriptions of different stages incredibly helpful ("don't worry if the batter looks curdled at this point", "mix it until it looks satiny", ...). As well as her general intros (e.g., difference in the texture of pie crust made with butter vs. shortening), or techniques on how to make light doughs (what butter mixed into the flour should look like). And the fact that she tells you what can be frozen and how, that's such a great tip.
One thing I am not crazy about, but not worth taking away even 1/2 the star: the index. Could be more readable (there are so many subheadings that they go on the following pages and then it's hard to know what they are under), and some things have not been listed under their actual names (e.g., my beloved "All-in-one-cake" is not listed as its own heading, but as a subheading under "apple", which happens to be one of the ingredients).
With autumn practically here, there are fantastic apple recipes in this book and of course, this is the PERFECT recipe book for the holidays. I am confident anyone who has even a remote interest in baking occasionally will love this book.
If you have any doubt about purchasing it, google it now and that should change your mind as it seems clear that this is already a classic, must have.
I have never been a good cook in a field of baking (in fact muffins from page 3 were my first baking experience)
My children and husband liked these.
The recipes are very easy to follow, ingredients you can find in the nearest store.
Also, recipes are "cross continental" because I am from Ukraine, and my native language is ukrainian, but i could easily translate the recipes and find matches for the ingredients in our native cuisine.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item was badly damaged! This is a hardcover book and the edge was damaged. Such a dissapointmentPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought the book mostly for the NY cheescake recipe, and the result was just perfect. My guests had the impression to be at a famous pizza place in Time Square! Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2012 by Muriel