Bake Smart: Sweets and Secrets from My Oven to Yours


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$35.00  $32.55
Harvest Publications
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8.0 X 10.1 X 0.7 inches | 2.25 pounds

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". . .The perfect guide for anyone who wants to ace their baking with minimum study." -- New York Times

"Bake Smart offers essential techniques and tips to make baking less stressful--and to help home cooks become better bakers. Seneviratne's recipes are...revelatory" -- Bon Appétit

"If you've ever said, "I'm just not a baker,"... buy this cookbook. You'll shed your fears and fill your home with the smell of fresh-baked cookies in no time. Samantha Seneviratne is a magician with her words--she can explain even the most complicated things in a way that only a master instructor can." -- Simply Recipes

"Seneviratne's contention [is] that while baking takes time it doesn't have to be hard. And that, above all, baking is about pleasure." -- Eater

"Samantha Seneviratne takes those elusive baking secrets and effortlessly integrates them into your home setup through Bake Smart. Her approach demystifies the art, making it inviting, even for those just dipping their toes into the baking pool. This isn't just a guide--it's a baking companion of the first order." -- Tasting Table

"Samantha Seneviratne has a fresh approach to what can feel like a tired niche--the baking book. She organizes her beautifully photographed cookbook by spice, so chapters are sorted by cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and so on. It's a different way to peruse--and be inspired by--a baking book. And tucked inside those chapters are approachable and creative takes on classic treats." -- J.M. Hirsch, Associated Press, on The New Sugar & Spice

"The Joys of Baking is a sweet meditation on why we bake, on how what we make with our hands changes us, soothes, comforts and inspires us. Sam's generously personal stories and the collection of recipes she braids into them encourage us to bake, to pay attention as we stir and knead, and to reap each of the many pleasures she describes. The book is a delight." -- Dorie Greenspan, award-winning author of Everyday Dorie and Dorie's Cookies

"The Joys of Baking bursts with ripe fruits and berries, dark, bittersweet chocolate, buttery tarts, whole grains, and creamy custards--in short, all of my favorite things to bake... and eat! Sprinkled with personal stories, Samantha Seneviratne's gorgeously photographed cookbook will fill anyone's sweet spot." -- David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen and The Perfect Scoop

"It's not just glorious recipes, it's her personal stories too--Sam shares her passion for baking and the physical and emotional benefits of baking." -- on The Joys of Baking

"Samantha covers a lot of ground--cookies, cakes, breads, pies--making this a lovely gift for a baker looking to discover new things." -- on The Joys of Baking