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The Taste of Home Baking Book Ring-bound – September 11, 2007


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Product Details

  • Ring-bound: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Readers Digest; Lslf edition (September 11, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898215285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898215281
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 2.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Fans of home-baked sweets need look no further than this massive collection of more than 700 recipes submitted by Taste of Home readers, which covers everything-and its variations (Apple Coffee Cake, Zucchini Oat Muffins, etc.). Designed with the user in mind, the book is organized by type of baked good (cookies, bars, pies and tarts, desserts, savory and sweet yeast breads, etc.) and augmented with helpful tabs and a comprehensive index. Once the flour starts to fly, readers can use the thick plastic page protectors included to keep pages clean, and sturdy ring-bound construction ensures it will hold up to frequent use. Submissions come from all over the country, ranging from regional favorites like Old-Fashioned Raisin Pie (from Illinois) and Fruit-Filled Kolachkes, a fluffy Polish pastry, to classics like Bread Pudding and Lemon Bars. Purists may scoff at some recipes and techniques (such as German Chocolate Cookies that call for a box of German chocolate cake mix) but the focus here is the end result. Rounded out with tips on everything from shipping cookies to creating chocolate "clay" that can be molded and used as accoutrement, the authors have achieved an exceedingly thorough resource; this brilliantly conceived title should top the list for anyone looking for their first book on baking.
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Customer Reviews

The recipe instructions are very easy to follow.
Reader from Georgia
I would recommend this to people who are just starting to bake as a good staple in their baking cookbook library.
Abbey B. Merendino
The ring binder allows you to open the book to your page, and it stays there.
Amazon Customer

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Marianne O. Schmidt VINE VOICE on December 13, 2007
Format: Ring-bound
I have a ton of cookbooks, literally, and I liked this book. Taste of Home's books are always fun and nice to have, because they are written by people just like you me, who like to cook and bake. There aren't generally a lot of fancy schmancy masterpieces in these books, just good edible food from tried and true recipes. It reflects what people are eating, and there are some nice recipes. I found a couple that I'll be making over the Xmas holidays. I tend to buy the books from Amazon because the price is always about a third lower than buying directly from Reiman. Reiman is sleazy with their fake promos and misleading offers, so don't think you'll get anything worthwhile from those. I've subscribed to the magazines for some time, so I am on to them. That said, the books are a nice additon to the home library of people who like spending time in the kitchen. If you're an experienced baker, you can use it as an idea book. If you're new to baking, you can learn a lot from the recipes. The directions are generally straight forward and easy to follow.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sandra R. Maike on January 2, 2008
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As always, the Taste of Home people who put together this wonderful book never fail to please. These are down to earth recipies which will make everyone who tries a piece of any of them to absolutely love them.

The recipies are great, the ingredients for the most part are on our shelves, and very easy to put together. If you can read, you can bake with this book.

It gets a 5 Star Recommendation from my home to yours.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By book lover on December 28, 2007
Format: Ring-bound
I think this book is awesome! I'm an avid Taste of Home reader, with many magazines in my collection. The cookbook is very well organized & contains lots of great baking tips. This would make a great gift for anyone who enjoys baking. It's very nice to have so many of my favorite baking recipes in one location.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By JJGandyDancer on December 7, 2009
Format: Ring-bound
Enough already of the cookbooks that have recipes with ingredients that start out with "1 Yellow Cake Mix". I don't buy a cookbook to use packaged baking items. I want a cookbook to have recipes that use flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, etc.....not packaged products. I don't consider using prepackaged items to be baking, and I don't have them in my pantry. I do have the flour, sugar, salt, etc.

Buy a different cookbook. This one is only so-so.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Brittain on April 7, 2008
Format: Ring-bound
I bought the baking book for myself and found both my girls ages 15 and 17 love to use it too. It is so helpful, every page has tips and hints on how to make your recipe turn out perfect. I have now bought 2 more books for my neices wedding showers, great way to learn how or to improve your baking.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By eager reader on April 7, 2009
Format: Ring-bound
If you love Taste of Home, you'll like this book as well. I've never made anything of theirs I didn't like. Lately, I've been trying my hand at making more homemade cakes and frostings (all recipes in this baking book.) Have gotten some winning reviews from my teenage son and his friends, sometimes with requests for the recipe. I actually bought this book from a local Km--t store and the coupon was intact (for the free one year subscription to their T.O.H. magazine for purchasing this cookbook.) According to another reviewer, that might not be the case when purchasing the book through mail order(?) Idk. I purchased their other large cookbook from a huge warehouse store and the coupon was in it as well. I haven't had any problems with the free offer. It definitly helped me decide to make this purchase since the free subscription pretty much pays for your cookbook purchase. This is a huge spiral cookbook, and very nice as is TOH tradition.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 20, 2007
Format: Ring-bound
This is a great general baking book. There are many tips and instructions to help you perfect your baking. The ring binder allows you to open the book to your page, and it stays there. There are many pictures along with the recipes. And there is a wide variety of recipes to try. What's not to like about this book?
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Smart Shopper on November 3, 2007
Format: Ring-bound
I'm a Taste of Home magazine subscriber and have made many of their recipes over the years, but this baking book is not nearly as good as others in my cookbook library. I'm an experienced baker. I tried a few quick bread recipes, and they were all duds. I'm going back to my tried-and-true baking books and getting rid of this one!
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