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The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book: Essential Recipes for Today's Home Baker Hardcover – April 27, 2010
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Anyways, if you do not own any of those cookbooks already, you should definitely invest the $25 in this collection, it's great!
But the main drawback is the measurement conversions. I prefer to use weight measurements as they're more accurate, but this book's volume-weight conversions are completely off. A cup of sugar (scooped and leveled) weighs far below the printed weight equivalent. And for that matter, their metric conversions are even more off. My scale is properly calibrated (I just tested it), so it's not a problem with the equipment. If I were to make a cake using only their weight measurements (which I have), it would come out completely dense (which it did). The same cake using volume measurements came out perfectly light and tender. So the moral of the story is to only use the printed volume measurements and keep the scale for a more precise cook book. Otherwise, this is a great book!
from (Frank's wife) Karen
I bought this book for myself as a birthday gift this year and started using it immediately when we had a house full of guests for Memorial Day weekend. So far all of the muffins I have made from this book are the best I've ever tasted! Then the other day I did the brownie recipe...not anything like your typical chewy box brownie but oh SO much more! I find myself cutting an inch by inch square for a taste because I can't stop thinking about how good they are and I end up eating a full size piece with a cup of coffee. They are that good! Or my will-power is that bad?! Either way, the best I've ever had! Then last night I made the Beer Batter Bread, and let me just say I have never had anything like it before in my life...soooo simple to throw together and just the perfect slice of comfort!
Even if you are not a serious baker, this book is worth it's weight in gold! You can pick from involved recipes if you're looking for a challenge or you can go for the easy, quick recipes. The photos are amazing and you can get lost drooling over the choices for a good hour or two. This will most definitely be an heirloom in our family!
Also, if you like to play at recipes and try new things out with an old favorite recipe, this book has a lot, I do mean a lot, of extra room on it's pages to write yourself little notes about variations you've tried and how it went, what you would do differently.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my absolute favorite baking book. I'm on my 2nd copy as I keep getting mine covered in flour, vanilla etc etc etc from using it so much!!Published 8 months ago by Michelle B.
Lots of great ideal, I'll have fun with this as well as tasty delicious meals.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really pleased with the book, amazon kept me informed from placing the order to the estimated delivery date. Great Work! Will recommend your site to my friends and family. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Deanne Robinson
This is an excellent baking book. I'm so tired of trying recipes from Pinterest that fail. At least these are basic baking recipes that have been tried and tested over an over... Read morePublished 16 months ago by DSA
It's definitely a beautiful cookbook and has a very nice layout. However, I've had it for nearly a year now, and the recipes just haven't been very wow-ing. Read morePublished 24 months ago by T. Cappiello
I love this book! They have the best recipes and great pictures. It is easy to follow and you can find a recipe for pretty much anything in there.Published on July 19, 2014 by Sara K.
mom wanted both this book, and the cook book. i am happy she has them now,
bc what she makes with them is delicious.
I have many of Williams- Sonoma Cookbooks and Baking Books but this one if my absolute favorite. I have tried a few recipes, brownies to die for and love the variations on them,... Read morePublished on February 12, 2014 by Diana Eskins