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1001 Muffins, Biscuits, Doughnuts, Pancakes, Waffles, Popovers, Fritters, Scones and Other Quick Breads Hardcover – October 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 487 pages
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (October 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579120423
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579120429
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Mouth-watering and delicious sweet and savory treats - the most complete book of ultimate comfort food ever compiled. These favorites will fill your kitchen with the buttery, home-made essences of just-baked muffins, biscuits, coffee, cakes, cobblers, doughnuts, pancakes, waffles, popovers, fritters, scones, and quick breads accompanied by sauces, syrups, and toppings.

Recipes include:

Apple-and-Date Muffins

Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Cranberry-Upside-Down Muffins

Cherry Nut Bread

Rich Banana Tea Bread

Sweet Potato Bread

Buttermilk Biscuits

Onion Biscuits

Blackberry Lemon Coffee Cake

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Chocolate Doughnuts

Spicy Molasses Doughnuts

Rhubarb-Strawberry Cobbler

Apple Pecan Scones

English Cream Scones

Apple Flapjacks

Chocolate Nut Pancakes

Banana Waffles

Dutch Cocoa Waffles

Whipped Cream Topping

Honey Glaze

Creamy Raspberry Sauce

Maple Butter

Vanilla Cream Sauce

Sesame Crunch Topping

And 973 More...

About the Author

Gregg R. Gillespie, the mastermind behind the successful 1001 series of cookbooks, has owned, operated and managed retail and commercial baking establishments in New England and California. He lives, cooks, and collects recipes in Niagara Falls, New York.

More About the Author

My cooking/baking carrier was handed down from my mother and father. I baked my first cookies in 1943, in grade school in Buffalo. New York. Although I have had thirty seven major occupations, and five companies of my own, I have always returned to cooking as my love and profession. I start to write and prepare the cookbooks when I became disallusion by the cost per recipe of the cookbooks then on sale. Why should I, why should anyone pay two and three dollars for a recipe because it is printed in a book with fancy pictures. I made it my goal with my first cookbook, to prepare a cookbook whereby the buyer would be paying only pennies for what they had in the past paid dollars for. This has been my one goal since the first page crossed my computer screen.

Customer Reviews

It is really helpul at times and most of the recipes I've made have been really good.
H.M. Fonseca
Buy one of these books for a baker friend, she/he will appreciate the gift and never need another quick bread recipe book again.
holycross@mciworld.com
The author claims to have tested each recipe, but I doubt the veracity of this statement.
jerry i h

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By holycross@mciworld.com on December 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have many cookbooks, but this is by far the most well done cookbook I've seen in years (no pun intended.) This large book contains recipes and a substitution chart--not detailed chapters on how to bake quick breads, etc.
Over 494 color pages of recipes for quick breads grace this book. There are a staggering 273 pages for muffin recipes alone; two recipes per page. The remainder of the book contains various recipes for biscuits, doughnuts, pancakes, waffles, popovers, fritters, scones, and other quick breads.
Each recipe is accompanied by a full color picture of the final product and well-written steps. Also included in this book are recipes for sauces and spreads to accompany the muffins. It's almost worth buying the book just for these additional recipes.
There arn't any funky ingredients. Most are common ingredients normally found in a well-stocked kitchen.
Buy one of these books for a baker friend, she/he will appreciate the gift and never need another quick bread recipe book again.
Awesome book! :)
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By jerry i h on March 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
It is handy to have such a tremendous number of quick breads in one book; this one has more recipes for quick breads than all my other cookbooks put together. Just flip to the chapter you want and leaf through all the recipes until you find one that suits you. Unfortunately, I am not confident enough in the reliability of the recipes as a whole to recommend it. Interesting, but best avoided.

The author claims to have tested each recipe, but I doubt the veracity of this statement. It almost seems as if this book did not have an editor at the publisher. This is definitely a case where quantity trumps quality (I would be happier with fewer but higher quality recipes, but then you probably would not have a 1001 of them, either).

In the muffin section:

1) it is humorous to see basically the same recipe 500 times

2) the batter measurement and/or yield information is often wrong

3) each recipe has a picture, but many pictures are either wrong or next to the wrong recipe

4) textures ranged from pasty to dry to undercooked

5) few recipes worked correctly

6) sub-division of this long section would have been helpful: sweet vs. savory, flour vs. whole grain vs. biscuit mix, mix and dump vs. whipped egg whites, etc.

7) author uses 4 different muffin pan sizes, seemingly at random (the sizes are: 2.0, 2.25, 2.75, and 3.0 inches diameter).

8) many recipes are wrong: missing ingredients, missing recipe steps, incorrect ingredients.

9) the yields go all over the place, ranging from 3 muffins to 4 dozen; would it have been that much trouble to standardize all the recipes to yield 6 or 12 muffins using one size muffin tin?
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 17, 1998
Format: Hardcover
As I write this, a batch of Orange Marmalade Muffins (page 213), are finishing in my oven. I have searched for a very long time for a comprehensive collection of muffin recipes. This collection is a real treat. With recipes ranging from 100 Year Old Muffins to Zucchini-And-Sweet-Rye Muffins with Olives, there truly are recipes in the book for everyone.
One of the many features of this book that is delightful, is the addition of sauces, spreads and toppings to enhance many of the final products. For instance, the Chicken-Rice Muffins with Vegtables (page 91), offers an easy Cucmber Dill Sauce recipe to enhance the flavors of these unusual taste treats.
Along with the easy to make muffin recipes are recipes for scones, cobblers (just like Grandma's), biscuits (try the Patriotic Biscuits with cranberries and blueberries - page 268), waffles, coffes cakes, doughnuts, fritters, traditional quick breads, pancakes and popovers. Quite a piece of work, this!
Each recipe has a color photograph of the finished product to assist you in the very difficult task of actually making a choice of which recipe to bake. Each page contains only two recipes that are easily read, due mainly to the no-nonsense instructional style of the recipes. Anyone can do these recipes.
By the way, the Orange Marmalade muffins have finished and are now cooling on racks - they look and taste fantastic!
Thank you Mr. Gillespie and Ms. Young for this baking treasure.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book becaouse I love to bake muffins. There are some interesting combinations and recipes, but after a while they get somewhat repetitious.
There are also a number of typos or omissions in ingredients in a number of the recipes --- the narrative will say 'add the xxx' and xxx is not shown in the ingredient list, or vice-versa.
This becomes very frustrating. I would not buy another of his 1001 books
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "mcge0053" on October 22, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Although there are a lot of recipes in this book, they all taste very similar and none are really great. Also, the editor did a terrible job in that there are ambiguities between the ingredients list and the instructions. I would NOT recomend this book to anyone who appreciates a truly great muffin.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is the most wonderful cookbook I have come across in years. Not only does it have full-colour pictures, but each delightful creation is right next to the recipe! One minor complaint is that there is no real consideration to lower-fat muffins. Substitutions can be made, if you know how to go about it. Still... It's fantastic. I wish all cookbooks were laid out this way.
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