The Golden Book of Baking: Over 300 Great Recipes

Hardcover | October 1, 2009

byCarla Bardi, Rachel Lane, Ting Morris

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This brand-new title in Barron's lavish series of palate-pleasing and recipe-filled Golden Books conjures up those wonderful pastry shops of Paris--rich with heavenly aromas and delights that gratify both the eye and the taste buds. The Golden Book of Baking presents 300 glorious recipes and color photos that guide home chefs toward perfection in the art of creating and enjoying the very finest baked delicacies. The kitchen-proven recipes are categorized as follows:

  • Cookies, Bars, and Brownies: raspberry delights, Bavarian apple cones, marbled cream cheese squares, and many more
  • Small Cakes: apple and pecan cupcakes, strawberry cream cupcakes, pecan and banana friands, and many more
  • Butter Cakes: basic pound cake, double chocolate pound cake, pecan crunch yogurt cake, upside-down apple cake, and many more
  • Layer Cakes: tricolored cake, Black Forest cake, strawberry cream gâteau, and many more
  • Pies and Tarts: lemon and lime meringue pie, chocolate and hazelnut tart, fruits of the forest pie, coconut cream tart, and many more
  • Pastries: almond bows, coffee éclaires, almond and walnut baklava, peach puff, and many more
  • Yeast Cakes: apple crumble kuchen, stollen, brioche, chocolate chelsea buns, and many more
  • Savories: scones, spicy Thai rolls, pepper and olive tart, ham and onion spirals, and many more

    This book's team of three expert authors have graded their recipes for classic and modern baked delicacies on a scale of 1, 2, and 3 to indicate level of difficulty. Most recipes fall into categories 1 and 2, but adventurous home chefs who think they can match the expertise of Paris's finest pâtisseries are invited to test their skill by attempting challenging recipes like the Red Fruit Dacquoise layer cake, or a baking sheet filled with authentically French Chocolate �clairs! The book's introduction includes important recommendations regarding ingredients, preparation methods, and baking equipment. More than 300 full-page, taste-tempting color photos show each baked delicacy, fresh from the oven and ready to serve and enjoy. This handsome volume features a ribbon place marker and gold-tipped page edges.
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    This brand-new title in Barron's lavish series of palate-pleasing and recipe-filled Golden Books conjures up those wonderful pastry shops of Paris--rich with heavenly aromas and delights that gratify both the eye and the taste buds. The Golden Book of Baking presents 300 glorious recipes and color photos that guide home chefs toward...

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    (back cover) Over 300 great recipes With more than 300 luscious recipes--for cookies, bars, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, pastries, cakes, pies, tarts, and savories--this book will have a special place on your cookbook shelf. Over 300 striking photographs show you how each delicious dessert will appear when it's ready for serving....

    Format:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 8.56 × 6.5 × 2.06 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Barron's Educational SeriesLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:0764162721

    ISBN - 13:9780764162725

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    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! I have had this book for a while and have tried some recipes and the ones that I have done have not disappointed. Beautiful pictures as well!
    Date published: 2016-11-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't be fooled by the cover I'm afraid of trying a third recipe in fear that it'll be disappointing and not edible, again. Often there's no indication of how long to beat certain ingredients together, or if to use an electric mixer or just a whisk or just mix. One recipe lacked taste, and the other had one flavour that was too pronounced. I am not a novice baker so I can confidently say that any other recipe I try from this book will be a waste of time and ingredients. Won't go back to it, but it looks pretty on my bookshelf.
    Date published: 2012-07-12

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    "From plain and simple to extravagant, this book covers the gamut and the exquisite photos provide inspiration."
    --Lynn Harnett, Portsmouth (NH) Herald Sunday