- Paperback: 207 pages
- Publisher: Lake Isle Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (April 3, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0962740365
- ISBN-13: 978-0962740367
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jim Fobel's Old-Fashioned Baking Book: Recipes from an American Childhood Paperback – April 3, 1996
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And as for the recipes--oh, my, the recipes! There's a marble cake that's hardly any more difficult to make than a boxed cake mix, yet infinitely more moist and delicious. There's a raspberry cream pie that we picked up the ingredients for on the spur of the moment (the raspberries looked too good to resist that week), and I can still taste its exquisite sweet-tartness. You'll find recipes for traditional favorites such as coconut cream, pecan, and pumpkin pies, but you'll also find things like banana meringue pie, Mrs. Paasanen's cheese pie, and a glazed strawberry pie. Cakes range from a golden fruitcake to burnt butter cupcakes, chocolate coffee cream roll, and a maple layer cake.
There are coffee cakes, sweet rolls, yeast breads, cookies of all kinds, and of course cobblers, crunches, etc. Whether you want something simple that mostly uses dry ingredients and a few things you probably already have around the house, or you're in the mood for something that uses the best of the season's fresh fruit, you'll definitely find it here!
Mr. Fobel started from a pile of crumbling, yellowed recipes that inevitably left out changes and whole steps that his family members knew by heart, and recreated the nostalgic wonders of his childhood for us to enjoy in our own kitchens. These are painstakingly tested recipes that come out beautifully and result in absolutely delicious foods, and this is a cookbook well worth purchasing!
The book is easy to use, both in its convenient, lightweight paperback format and in the simplicity of its recipes, which present a welcome departure from today's pretentious, hyper-inflated culinary prose.
The one criticism we could level against the book is its lack of illustrations. The old-fashioned photos depict figures from the author's past, perhaps; they are fun to look at, but the recipes would be more useful if accompanied by pictures showing preparation techniques and finished products.
Still, the "Old-Fashioned Baking Book" an entertaining and straightforward approach to American baking, likely to tempt beginners and well as experienced cooks. Put on your aprons!
This is not one of the cookbooks that just sit and collect dust.. After reading every review on this book.. I too chose to dive in and buy.. There are most times than not that I dive in after reading countless reviews that have overwhelming awesome reviews on cookbooks and I'm glad I did... Other times not so much. One size doesn't fit all. Some cookbooks are better for some than others.. Some books although great, require expensive ingredients, or a long list of ingredients. Perhaps better suited for some where money isnt an issue or time isnt of the essence..Some cookbooks are more geared for experienced or maybe inexperienced cooks.
This cookbook is geared for anyone who wants good quality consistent baked goods.. Experienced ,inexperienced ,time to burn, quick turnouts.. Young or old.. Everyone and their mother will truly treasure this easy to use old fashioned baking book.. What I love even more than the ease and consistent results... Is the fact that Jim foble doesn't use 10,000 words to explain something that is explainable is 10 words or less.. I loooove that.. I hate when cookbook authors over complicate recipes making it where it seems too overwhelming to even want to try. I guess that's why most of us love watching cooking shows.. Always looks easier when watching than reading.
I have made maybe half the recipes in this book.. How many cookbooks can you say that about?? Each one better than the next.. The carrot cake on page 49 just delish. Grandmas peanut butter cookies... The best I've had or made..Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's really good with recipes, I really wanted a book that had homemade recipes instead of a book telling me to get a boxed cake.
That amount of recipes is fantastic. Read more
So far, we made the sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and apple pie. They were all great! It's a good price for what you get!Published 1 month ago by KC
I love this book. It is one of the better dessert cookbooks I have. It has some good old fashioned recipes in it and they are delicious tasting too. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rene Szucs
Have you noticed that foods are not the same now as they used to be? It's true - the ingredients have changed to fit our more health-concious lifestyles. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jade Lover
This book has got some darn good recipes in it. It has very detailed explanations, like how to precisely make great pie crust which can be tricky! Read morePublished 12 months ago by ReadaGoodBook
Have loved this book for 25 years ~ have the hardbound copy that is soooo well loved ! Could not find a replacement until now on Amazon ~ bought for our girls for Christmas who've... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Millie's Mommy
This has the very best New York Cheese cake I ever made I found a recipe on line and it had a note Taking from Jim Fobels Old Fashioned Baking Book and so i ordered the book The... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kathy Geiger