Greenspan knows her stuff, of course, but it's her droll, anecdotal style (readers learn, for example how a chocolate cake got her fired) and her recipe-making expertise that sets the book apart. Precise descriptions of the baked goods--a pound cake, for example, is said to have a "moist, tightly knit crumb"--help readers understand baking anatomy. Equally exact, and reassuring, are her recipe guideposts--she notes, for example, that rubbing butter into the dry ingredients when making a biscuit recipe will result in "pea-size pieces, pieces the size of oatmeal flakes, and pieces the size of everything in between." With recipe variations and enticing color photos, the book will inspire--and inform--baking novices and experts alike. --Arthur Boehm
Recipe Excerpts from Baking: From My Home to Yours
Toasted Almond Scones
I purchased this book after looking through a copy at the library. I will say that first of all, this is a beautiful book and it's quite substantial with a lifetime worth of... Read morePublished 9 days ago by April
Ahh, the living in the world of Dorie Greenspan is divine. Love her recipes and the directions. This will be a favorite for many years, I can tell already.Published 10 days ago by Patti P
The other baking book I own is pale in comparison to this awesome book. I love it!Published 18 days ago by Elina van den Berg
Great book to just read- bakers MUST have it.
Fantastic chocolate chip cookie recipe in this great big cookbook. YUM!
Everyone who loves-loves-loves to bake should have this book! It's strawberry season, and the shortcake recipe is the only one you will ever need,Published 2 months ago by Marilyn Kushner
I had never heard of Dorie Greenspan before and I soon learned that she has quite the following! In reference to this book, the recipes have all worked out pretty well and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tricia T.
After looking through the book when it arrived, it went on the shelf for reference, but not something I would use often. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marian Merritt