Everyone has a different idea of what makes a chocolate chip cookie truly perfect, but with 101 recipes, you are sure to find a favorite, or two, or three!
Nothing says “home” like chocolate chip cookies still warm from the oven, freshly baked shortcake to celebrate strawberry season, or a perfect apple pie cooling on the windowsill. 250 Treasured Country Desserts is packed with tried-and-true recipes for the homey desserts you’ve loved all your life. Gingery Ginger Snaps. Chocolate Fudge Brownies. Boston Cream Pie. Real Butterscotch Pudding. Along with the recipes, you’ll find practical hints and tips on everything from how to remove neatly cut brownies from the pan to the best way to frost a layer cake.
Chocolate chip cookies with the perfect combination of chewiness, gooeyness, and melting chocolate; biscuits that rise to new heights; apple pies that are flaky on the outside and not the least bit soggy within. With The Baking Answer Book, you can achieve all of this and much, much more! Professional pastry chef Lauren Chattman has the answers to all of your baking questions, and her tips, tricks, and secrets will help you effortlessly take your baking from good to spectacular.
Imagine making your own ciabatta, sourdough, English muffins, challah, naan, rye bread, brioche, and more! Even complete beginners can successfully bake their own bread with this in-depth course in core bread-making techniques. From buying flour to slicing a warm baguette, you’ll find everything you need to know to make artisanal loaves of every bread style, including straight doughs, sourdoughs, yeasted flatbreads, and more.
Beautifully decorated cookies are within the reach of every home baker with the clear instructions and practical methods developed by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer, home cookie crafters who love nothing more than a prettily embellished cookie. From rolling and baking to flooding and piping, here are all the tips and tricks that turn plain cookies into special-occasion treats. Also included are instructions for making stand-up cookies, tips on creating icing color palettes, organizational chapters on planning parties, advice on freezing and shipping, and everything else cookie crafters need.
Take your cookie decorating to impressive new heights! With more than 60 fabulous designs for Christmas cookies, plus festive cookies for New Year’s and Hanukkah, Cookie Craft Christmas gives you the inspiration and simple instructions you need to create show-stopping treats for holiday parties, cookie swaps, and special gifts.
Publisher’s Note: The chart on page 17 gives ingredient quantities for making royal icing with meringue powder. Please note that you should use only 4 teaspoons of meringue powder for 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar in both the piping and the flooding recipes. (The table incorrectly gives the meringue powder quantity as 4 tablespoons.) This will be corrected in reprints of the book.
Whether they’re glistening with sticky glaze, sandy-sweet with cinnamon and sugar, or oozing with red jelly, nothing encourages us to bow to our sweeth-tooth cravings like the donut. Sally Levitt Steinberg, a descendant of America’s donut royalty, reveals every tasty facet of donut-ology. Ponder the perfection of the donut/coffee relationship. Devour tales of donut masters. Learn the secret of the hole. It’s all here in one deliciously engaging nostalgic trip — a sweet treat for donut devotees everywhere.
Pack your diet with extra nutritional punch! Versatile, delicious pumpkin—a powerhouse of complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamin C, and huge amounts of vitamin A — is landing on many nutritionists’ lists of “super foods.” Shouldn’t it be landing more frequently on your dinner plate too?
Take advantage of pumpkin’s health benefits all year by adding its mellow flavor and smooth texture to an exciting variety of global tastes and classic baked goods. Use canned puree in spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup; toss a handful of toasted seeds into a hearty Winter Salad with Maple Pumpkin Dressing; or savor the warm taste of fresh pumpkin in Moroccan Chicken & Pumpkin Stew. Of course the rich spicy flavor of pumpkin pie filling never fails to delight—it’s well represented here with six fresh takes on pumpkin pie, along with Pumpkin Cheesecake, Almond Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Panna Cotta, and Pumpkin Ginger Ice Cream.
Use it fresh or use it canned — there’s always plenty of room for pumpkin!
Tour the world of cake! Cakes are at the center of life’s celebrations, big and small, in every corner of the globe. A bite-size lamington is a treat with tea in Australia. In Africa, golden fritters bursting with sweet fruit are popular street snacks. Honey cakes celebrate new beginnings in Jewish tradition, and peach buns are a symbol of longevity in Taiwan. Fruitcakes, from Germany’s stollen to Italy’s panettone, are popular Christmas fare. This delectable cookbook offers more than 150 irresistible recipes accompanied by mouthwatering photographs, ideas for delicious variations, and fascinating historical and cultural facts. This is a must-have for anyone who loves making (or eating!) cake.