The Everyday Baker: Recipes and Techniques for Foolproof Baking

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Taunton Press
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8.8 X 11.1 X 1.3 inches | 4.3 pounds

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About the Author
Abigail Johnson Dodge is a widely respected baking expert, popular food writer, and instructor. Abby studied in Paris at La Varenne and worked in pastry under superstar chefs Michel Guérard and Guy Savoy. Abby is the author of nine cookbooks, including Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets, Desserts 4 Today, and The Weekend Baker--an IACP Cookbook Award Finalist. Her recipes and articles have appeared in seven dozen cookbooks, publications, blogs, and websites. Abby is a contributing editor to Fine Cooking magazine and is also a regular guest on TV and radio. She lives in Connecticut.

"The Everyday Baker is a masterpiece. Abby's voice domes through loud and clear. The recipes are so well-written, the tips are so detailed. I'm a professional baker, and I think it's one of the best books I own."

--Gail Dosik "One Tough Cookie "

"In her tenth cookbook Abby Dodge makes you wish that you could bake every day. She's a pie and tart queen. A pastry prodigy. A cookie genius."

--Robin Doyon-Aitken "Faith Middleton Food Schmooze "

"This made its way to the top of a substantial pile of 2015 baking books because Dodge knows how to write a complete recipe."

--The Washington Post

"The Everyday Baker is part culinary school, part trusted friend, and completely delicious. Abby shares her years of baking wisdom with such grace and ease that everyone from pastry chefs to first time bakers will successfully create fabulous pastries."

--Zoe Francois, pastry chef and cookbook author

"I have been a longtime Abby fan; her approach is solid in technique, her writing is simple, clear, and encouraging, and her talent is obvious."

--Dede Wilson, Bakepedia

"This book will teach you as you go, illustrating the why and how behind the techniques and recipes. It's a comprehensive baking book for anyone who likes to bake."

--The Coastal Table

"This tome dedicated to baking is one that we all need to own. Above average, unusual, and delicious recipes. I have been making Abby's recipes for years and there hasn't been a dud in the bunch. This book will be a workhorse in any baker's kitchen and especially mine."

--The Cookbook Junkies

"I love to cook but don't know how to bake. With Abby's recipes, problem solved!"

--Victoria Hagan, interior designer

"The Everyday Baker is a sensuous book, and therefore eminently successful. To be great, a cookbook needs to seduce you into the kitchen. The Everyday Baker beckons one powerful recipe after another."

--The Huffington Post

"Abby's amazing!"

--Dorie Greenspan, award-winning cookbook author

"Everyday? Hardly! How about every minute? That's how often we want to make the recipes from this baking pro who still makes it all too fun. We're as undone by her mini pancetta quiche as we are by her double chocolate espresso wake-up bread. And if you've ever wanted to make English muffins, Abby makes it easy--and maybe an everyday necessity. Just wow."

--Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, Authors of The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book

"Abby Dodge is the best baking teacher I know, bar none. To see her amazing techniques and genius flavor pairings come to life in this soon-to-be classic resource is pure joy. With hundreds of helpful step-by-step photos and so many "extras"--from flavor swaps and make-ahead tips to finishing touches--The Everyday Baker is a hugely generous cookbook, the kind that invites you to drop everything you are doing and start baking this very minute. in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if The Everyday Baker inspires cooks across the country to bake their way through it, one delicious recipe at a time."

--Susie Middleton, cookbook author, farmer, and editor at large for