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The Home Baking Pantry Essentials (In the Pantry Baking Standards Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Joyce Middleton
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Book Description

#1 Best Seller Baking
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Are you a novice baker and wondering what you need to get started baking in your kitchen?  Well, you need some basic equipment and ingredients, but what should you invest in?  There are inexpensive and there are expensive items; what's the difference and why should you care?  Some ingredients are needed for just about everything you bake and some are a one-off purchase. 

You'll get a list of basic and optional equipment/ingredients and here's a sample of the additional information provided for you to know before you make a big investment:
  • Which mixer is best for everything; a hand mixer or a stand mixer?
  • Why you need dry and liquid measuring containers
  • Why thermometers are needed and when you will need them
  • What to use if you don't have a pastry brush
  • Which bake-ware is the best investment and why
  • The decision you have to make to decide to purchase a blender or a food processor
  • The difference between rubber and silicone
  • What to use if you don't have a microplane (zester)
  • How many cookie sheets to buy
  • Why different flours are used in baking and when to use them
  • The difference between table salt, kosher salt and sea salt in baking
  • When to use shortening in your baking
  • The size of eggs to use in baking and how to substitute
  • Why your baking turns out different with different types of milk
If you want to be ready to bake using items you already have in your pantry, you will benefit from this guide.  Includes lists of basic (or necessary) items and optional (nice to have) items.  Comes with bonus printable checklists to use to build or expand your pantry.

"... Just follow the pantry plan and stock up so you can bake worry-free!" ~ B. Haywood

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Editorial Reviews

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"... My "general" cookbooks, ranging from the 40s to the 90s, cover some of this information, but not as well, in my opinion."
"... worthwhile information for the beginning baker." ~ Lucy Ditty

"... the perfect guide to stocking your pantry with the right ingredients AND the right tools." ~ B. Haywood

"... a really good guide to the essentials that are needed in the kitchen for the home baker."
"... This guide was really good to set her up (my daughter) with the items that she needed to be successful at baking
." ~ Tracey

From the Author

I love to be able to bake something without having running to the store.  With this guide, you'll be able to do the same.  After all, you never know when you're going to run out of bread or suddenly want something sweet for dessert between your usual trips to the supermarket.

Enjoy
Joyce

Product Details

  • File Size: 238 KB
  • Print Length: 38 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: GRM Digital Publishing; 1 edition (March 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007IXVSBM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Info for both the novice and the experienced March 15, 2012
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This is an incredible check-list of all the things someone who bakes might need. Actually it's a lot more than a checklist, as it explains why and under what circumstances any particular item might be needed. This would be a great shopping guide for a bridal shower, as well as a great wish list for the experienced baker. I baked all our own bread for years and thought I had a pretty good understanding of what was required, but I learned several things as I went through this book. I heartily encourage you to read this book if you have any inclination to do any baking. It's a quick read but very thorough.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic information for the beginning baker. March 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been baking as long as I can remember, standing on a stool at my Great Aunt Rubies and learning to make bread, some flour and water and yeast, a few hours, and hot bread with butter melting off it, making cookies at my cousin's house. For someone who's been baking so long I forget that not everyone has the privilege of being able to bake with a mentor. In today's busy world people are looking to reconnect, to be able to make something for their families but really don't know where to start.

Starting at the basics, equipment, ingredients, is a great place. There aren't recipes in this book but there is a lot of good information for someone wanting to start baking, someone starting out in their first home. There are discussions about baking pans, so someone faced with shiny, dark, non stick, glass, will know what to reach for. My aunt used a spoon from the cutlery, but it's nice to have stainless steel measuring spoons.

If you feel lost in the baking equipment aisle, get this book
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Baker's Resource! March 13, 2012
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If you like to bake, want to bake or even want to cook - then this is the perfect guide to stocking your pantry with the right ingredients AND the right tools. Spare yourself the frustration of not having the right sugars, oils, spices, etc. Just follow the pantry plan and stock up so you can bake worry-free! My youngest daughter, recently married, has just started to bake. I'll be sharing this one with her so she doesn't have to call me in the middle of a recipe! LOL. Definitely a keeper!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Basic Information March 15, 2012
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The format is clean and the information is presented quite well. I did not see any glaring errors, inconsistencies, or omissions.

My "general" cookbooks, ranging from the 40s to the 90s, cover some of this information, but not as well, in my opinion. (To be fair, that's what happens when a book tries to cover all the areas.) I particularly appreciated the information provided about the different types of baking pans and the specifics about how the baked goods may vary.

I would have liked to have seen some information about spice storage and shelf life; this was something I didn't even think about until watching an episode of "Good Eats." My mother used the same spice cans for years on end (and so have I, to be honest), but if someone is interested in producing high-quality results, it could be a factor.

All in all, I believe this is worthwhile information for the beginning baker.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide For People Who Love Baking March 14, 2012
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This is an excellent guide for anyone starting to bake more! It's also great if you are moving and wanting to set your kitchen up...

There's nothing worse than being just about to make chocolate chip cookies - imagining the smell of them and the taste of warm, fresh cookies - then finding (usually half way through making the recipe) that you are missing a critical ingredient.

With baking, substitutions are usually a disaster.

This book explains each of the items and includes a 12 page printable checklist that you can take to the store to make sure you have everything you need to bake up a storm!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful tips, handy guide March 15, 2012
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Good all round guide for baking at home. Handy tips on baking equipment and a few things I hadn'd considered. It also contains some useful tips on ingredients, and selecting the best ones for general use and tips on which ones are appropriate for certain types of recipes.

Nice guide, very handy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice checklist to have for any baker March 14, 2012
By JP
Format:Kindle Edition
There is nothing earth shattering here, but it is a good resource to have on hand BEFORE you do any baking. The bonus printable checklist is quite helpful and I would recommend the purchase of the book just for that. It's easy to take to the store with you to insure you don't miss anything important. Having made more than an extra rush trip to the store during cooking I am sure this will help to avoid that next time. This is a very short little guide, but overall quite helpful for any (especially) novice baker.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Newbies or for the buy-as-you-go baker!! March 15, 2012
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I have always loved to bake and over the years have purchased items as I needed them or made do without (very interesting stories there!!). This is a list I wish I had YEARS ago! The descriptions are clear and well written including sound advice. I can use this to get rid of some of the unnecessary items in my pantry! Great tool.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Home Baking Pantry Essentials
Great for those who want to stock there kitchen. Or to get some tips on what to buy for your baking needs
Published 10 months ago by Kenneth Dennis II
5.0 out of 5 stars Well put together book!
If you want to get into baking, this is well worth having on hand. The author goes through everything you need to bake at home including why you may or may not need all those... Read more
Published 20 months ago by cooknTbone
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I am teaching my son how to cook and this was a great book for him, he has been learning and uses this book as a refferance when he doesn't remember.
Published 21 months ago by Tabitha Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect guide for a new homemaker & baker!
Often, novice bakers are intimidated by the tools and ingredients used on television and by celebrity chefs. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Southern Mississippi
5.0 out of 5 stars Newbie starting out...
At the age of 51 I have decided to start cooking and baking instead of eating out... Needless to say I had nothing in tjd kitchen with which to do so. Read more
Published on September 29, 2012 by Donald Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, insightful and invaluable
This guide is invaluable for new and moderately experienced home bakers alike, and usefully pretty much every item discussed by Joyce is available to buy here on Amazon. Read more
Published on March 31, 2012 by D. C. Wiggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Really handy guide
I think I was first attracted to this book because of the cover - the 'gingham' look took me straight back to my own childhood and summer-time memories of baking with my gran. Read more
Published on March 17, 2012 by J. Carrel
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Guide to Baking Tools Ever!!!
Here is another of Joyce's great books of tools and ingredients. You can literally bake immediately if you have the Pantry Essentials that are suggested in this book. Read more
Published on March 16, 2012 by Maggie & Brooke
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More About the Author

Congrats to Jenny and Rick for winning my first competition on Facebook!

Thanks for visiting my author page. Since adding my first Kindle book, I was completely surprised and pleased that it surged up the bestseller list. It's a little book of love with my favorite fresh fruit quick bread recipes. I have to say thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a review.

Have you ever tried putting together all the recipes you've collected over the years? It's not easy, especially getting them formatted for publication. But I'm a serious baker - have been since childhood, so I have a lot to organize and share.

I grew up in the 50s and 60s in southern California. Since I was in grade school, I was in the kitchen cooking and baking to help my Mother. And then I got really serious about cooking after reading Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" Volumes 1 and 2. Later I found the need to modify my cooking while raising a family. After all, my food budget didn't have room for all the "gourmet" items I would need to buy for all the recipes I wanted to make.

That's when I started cooking and baking from my pantry. Of course, I had to stock the pantry with the items I used most often. I also developed a routine for making sure I always had fresh meals to serve. My "gourmet" cooking was relegated to entertaining.

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