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Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook Hardcover – November 1, 2005
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The greatest virtue of the book, apart from the clarity of its recipes, lies in its organization: the chapters, which cover all baking stops, begin with relevant tips, followed by notes on equipment and techniques, all photo-illustrated. These set-ups supply context that maximizes the possibility of pleasurable, goof-free baking. Photo-illustrated how-to's in the formulas further the cause. A quibble is the absence in many of the recipe headnotes of descriptive material about the baked good they introduce--it's important to provide info on techniques and ingredients, as the headnotes do, but baking recipes in particular cry out for descriptions of what, for example, sfogliatelle (an Italian pastry), or lime-glazed cookies are. This said, the book is immensely appealing and will excite as well as instruct a wide range of bakers, from the would-be to the accomplished. --Arthur Boehm
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Once of my pet peeves is when cookbooks don't provide exact dimensions or measurements, so I appreciate the precision in these recipes. Baking is just a particularly cozy form of science, after all.
My favorite recipe in the whole book is probably the lemon curd, found in the back index. It is beyond perfect. You could slather it on cardboard and it would still taste divine.
The edition itself is gorgeous. It's hard cover, printed on very fancy feeling paper. There's pictures for everything, which I truly appreciate in a cooking book. The procedures are easy to follow, the recipes are simple enough so you don't have to go crazy finding weird ingredients (although you can find anything on amazon, right?!). It is also a very educational book in the sense that it talks about why these ingredients work, or how these ingredients react with each other, or why you should use a specific tool in order to achieve a great looking final product.
If you read the book front cover to back, you will end up being a more knowledgeable baker, for sure. The book covers the basics (and a bit more): from sponge cake, to cut out cookies, to croissants, to pies, tarts, brownies, danish, cupcakes, fillings and frostings, you name it. Sometimes I wish the recipes were a liiiittle bit more interesting, but I can honestly say that if you master the recipes in this book, you can go and make pretty much anything else.
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I tend to find that some of them are too sweet for our English taste buds but I'll adapt them to suit
Looking forward to trying some stalwart American classics for myself instead of just hearing about them in films!
It's very complete, with delicious recipes and lots of useful tips. It's one of my cooking and baking bybles.
Very good purchase.
I have now purchased a few Martha Stewart cookbooks. I can say they are among my favourite books.
An enthusiastic baker