Beginner's Baking Bible: 130+ Recipes and Techniques for New Bakers
Baking is a cakewalk with these beginner's tips, tricks, and techniques
For a beginner, baking might seem like magic: mix the right ingredients, add heat, and watch a transformation happen before your eyes. But you don't have to be a sorcerer to bake a flavorful pie, decadent layer cake, or pillowy loaf of bread. Beginner's Baking Bible walks you through all the essential techniques you'll need to bake over 130 sweet and savory recipes-and get them right every time.
Learn the tools and staple ingredients you'll need for baking (don't worry, it's not as much as you think). Pick up building block skills like measuring, mixing, kneading, creaming butter and sugar, and whipping egg whites. Soon, you'll impress your family and friends with muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, quiches, and even savory galettes. Presto You're a baker.
In Beginner's Baking Bible, you'll find:
- 130+ tasty recipes-Learn to bake a wide range of recipes like Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bacon and Swiss Quiche, Jalape o Cheddar Biscuits, Red Velvet Layer Cake, and more.
- Start from scratch-Learn the simple baking techniques you'll need to make every recipe, like melting chocolate and cutting butter into flour.
- Tips and tricks-Helpful tips guide you with easy preparation, ingredient substitutions, and troubleshooting when your bake is in danger.
Easily bake everything from crisp oatmeal cookies to crusty French bread with Beginner's Baking Bible-no magic required.
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About the Author
HEATHER PERINE is a teacher, recipe developer, and food blogger. She blogs about baking from scratch and shares tips, tricks, and simple recipes for bakers at BostonGirlBakes.com.
"Here's a baking book I can get behind! Heather has done a fantastic job covering basic recipes with creativity and pizzazz. Beginning bakers, as well as old pros, can glean inspiration to get in the kitchen and get baking. The Chocolate Pecan Pie awaits me!"--Jessica Fisher, Good Cheap Eats (https: //goodcheapeats.com)
"Heather has created a complete baking manual focused on the novice baker, yet bakers of any skill level will reap the joy of creating new favorites from the multitude of recipes offered. Also included are easy-to-read and understandable tips and techniques especially geared to the novice (i.e. making substitutions if the ingredients aren't available) which should inspire confidence. You will find in time this book will quickly become dog eared from its frequent use!"--J Pietrzak
"With a background as a high school home economics teacher, Heather Perine understands how to break lessons down to basics--and that shines through in this book, which clearly and effectively explains the basics of baking. Her recipes, as well as her incredibly helpful guidelines, will help build a foundation for your baking journey, no matter your skill level when you start. Most importantly, you'll find yourself baking mouthwateringly delicious treats! Such a great book!"--Jessica Hamby MS, RDN, founder/teacher, ittybittybakers.com
"The Beginner's Baking Bible is an easy-to-read and informative cookbook for anyone looking to dive into the art of baking. I love the detailed instructions for baking techniques and the fact that just about every classic dessert is included in the recipe lineup. Not only will this be a great reference book for my shelf, but it would also make a great gift!"--Beth Moncel, creator of Budgetbytes.com