Baking: From My Home to Yours

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Cooking - 514 pages
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Dorie Greenspan has written recipes for the most eminent chefs in the world: Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and arguably the greatest of them all, Julia Child, who once told Dorie, “You write recipes just the way I do.” Her recipe writing has won widespread praise for its literate curiosity and “patient but exuberant style.” (One hard-boiled critic called it “a joy forever.”) In Baking: From My Home to Yours, her masterwork, Dorie applies the lessons from three decades of experience to her first and real love: home baking. The 300 recipes will seduce a new generation of bakers, whether their favorite kitchen tools are a bowl and a whisk or a stand mixer and a baker’s torch.

Even the most homey of the recipes are very special. Dorie’s favorite raisin swirl bread. Big spicy muffins from her stint as a baker in a famous New York City restaurant. French chocolate brownies (a Parisian pastry chef begged for the recipe). A dramatic black and white cake for a “wow” occasion. Pierre Hermé’s extraordinary lemon tart.
The generous helpings of background information, abundant stories, and hundreds of professional hints set Baking apart as a one-of-a-kind cookbook. And as if all of this weren’t more than enough, Dorie has appended a fascinating minibook, A Dessertmaker’s Glossary, with more than 100 entries, from why using one’s fingers is often best, to how to buy the finest butter, to how the bundt pan got its name.

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But overall, great photography and excellent recipes. - Goodreads
Great, easy to follow recipes - Goodreads
What pictures there are, are wonderful. - Goodreads
Such a huge resource of excellent recipes. - Goodreads
Great (albeit fattening) recipes. - Goodreads
Love all the recipes in this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Danielle D - Goodreads

Dorie's cookbook is amazing! The book is full of an extensive variety of simple, relatively easy recipes. I have made Classic Banana Bundt Cake, Apples Muffins, Allspice Crumb Muffins and many more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Monika - Goodreads

Really like this cookbook, great recipes and I love how it is written. Personal story's that tie to the recipes and great tips. Wish it had a photo for each recipe :) Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Dorie Greenspan has written or cowritten eight cookbooks, including Baking with Julia, which won a James Beard Award and an IACP Award; Desserts by Pierre Hermé, which was named IACP Cookbook of the Year; and Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé, which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the best English-language cookbook. She created many recipes for The All-New Joy of Cooking and is a special correspondent for Bon Appétit, for which she writes the “Tools of the Trade” column.

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