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A Passion for Baking: Bake to celebrate, Bake to nourish, Bake for fun Hardcover – September 15, 2007
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About the Author
HI, aside from my cookbooks, you can visit me at my website, Betterbaking, an online baking and lifestyle magazine I launched in 1997. That's where you'll find more of my original recipes as well as features, book and product reviews and I answer your questions on baking. You can also follow me on Twitter to get my free bonus Twitter Recipe of the Week. Check out my cake blurbs (along with other fine baking colleagues) at the New York Times Cake Blog, or you can hear me on Martha Stewart Sirius, often on the holidays (whatever time of year it is) taking - what else? baking!
My cookbooks include The 10th Anniversary Edition of A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking (Whitecap Books, 2009) and The New Best of BetterBaking.Com (Whitecap Books 2009),
A Passion for Baking, (Oxmoor House, 2007) and the coming The Baker's Four Seasons with Harper Collins (2011).
Top customer reviews
I first purchased the Kindle version of this book, and I was so disappointed that I had to purchase the hard copy. The reason I don't like the Kindle version is that there is no easy way to get back to the Table of Contents, or the Index...that is, there are no hyperlinks beyond the Table of Contents. Unfortunately, I ordered the Kindle book before we left for our vacation, but I didn't read it until we got home, and by that time it was too late to return the Kindle version. Do yourself a favour, get the hard copy, you won't regret it!
She pretests, more then once, her recipes in print.
I highly recommend her cookbooks. I am a long time Jewish baker & teacher.
Pictured is her Chocolate Honey Cake.
The author takes a no nonsense take on baking. She's a pro, but she wants to make it fun & easy for everyone. I'd always been afraid to try to bake bread. But with this, I tried it, and the breads that I've baked have come out perfect every time. The 2511 rolls are wonderful. I use them to make Cinnamon Pull aparts aswell as just plain rolls. Some of the best I've ever had. And her recipe for Classic Southern Buttermilk Biscuits are the best I've ever made. I'm from the south, I dispaired of ever being able to make a truly good biscuit. They came out so light & flakey & just plain good. I mean just every recipe that I've made have come out even better than I'd hoped for. This is my go to book, I have over 260 cook books. And I mean this, if the house was on fire. This book would be one of things that I'd grab before I left the burning building. I know that sounds crazy, but if you get this book. And you use it, you'll know what I mean. From now on, anything that Marcy writes. I'll buy & be happy to buy it. All I can say is Thank you very much for writing this cook book. You've got a fan for life. I have had a passion for baking for a very long time. But Marcy, God Bless you. You have given me a even greater Passion for Baking.
What I love most about this book is not necessarily the taste or appearance of the finished products (Which no doubt are awesome), but the fact that every recipe in this book is spot on! Basically this was my first real baking cook book, and I have had many others since, but this is the only book that I can count on. I am a Washington State Fair baking champion, and so I know what it is to bake a lot (and fail a lot too lol), and I really feel like Marcy Goldman's recipes are the only ones that I can truly trust. I have had very few good results with a lot of the other more commonly known people (Martha Stewart, Williams Sonoma, etc), but Marcy's recipes always work for me. I have NEVER had one of her products fail!
My favorite recipe in this book is the Chocolate Fallen Souffle Torte- I know the recipe by heart because I have made it so many times. The absolute one thing that I get the most compliments on! This cake is amazing and perfect in every sense of the word!