The Baking Bible

The Baking Bible

Book - 2014
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Offers baking tips and techniques, with recipes for cakes, tarts, pies, cookies, and breads.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
ISBN: 9781118338612
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Characteristics: xv, 560 pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Fink, Ben - Photographer

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casoldier
Apr 10, 2017

The Baking Bible leaves a lot to be desired. Thought this would give me some great tips on making and baking sourdough bread. NO SO. real disappointment. returned the next day. waste of my time.

EvaELPL Feb 02, 2017

I like baking, but have never considered myself great at it. A solid "good," sure, but that was about it. So when I received this book as a gift over the holidays, I was excited to try and up my game -- and a little intimidated. This collection of everything from cookies, pies, and cakes to savory breads and dishes, pastries, and even jams is definitely not for beginners. Many of the recipes are long and more than a little fiddly, with multiple steps and fairly complex techniques (they also required a good amount of specialized equipment, although I've successfully fudged on several of those with things I already owned). They are also totally and completely worth it, at least the ones I've tried so far. I started easy, with the Honey Cake for a Sweet New Year, which tasted so good I made it twice in one week, and since then have moved on to making my own lemon curd, meringues, and pastry dough from scratch. The flavors in this are impeccable, and if you can devote the time and attention to the recipes (I recommend reading them at least twice before you start), you'll be greatly rewarded.

Sarah_CT Sep 24, 2015

You will have trouble finding a more beautiful cookbook than the Baking Bible. Smorgasbook’s September selection had this group of cooks excited about baking. Stunning photos draw in the reader and Beranbaum introduces each recipe by listing baking time, equipment and ingredients needed so a novice baker doesn’t get in over their head. Unfortunately, we had trouble with the actual recipe execution with unclear instructions and strange bake times. We also found the recipes inaccessible for the novice baker because many of the recipes called for specialize equipment like mini muffin tins, pastry bags and specialty cake shaped pans. You will droll over the pictures and enjoy reading about baking but don’t dive into this one if you are a novice baker.

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dfpoz
Feb 22, 2015

Rose Levy Beranbaum is THE definitive baker/cookbook author. She has easily accessible recipes.

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