The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook (Hardcover)

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Every kitchen comes equipped with a fundamental, dependable cookbook classic such as Joy of Cooking or Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook. Now bakers have a modern classic of their own. From leavening, mixing, proofing, and kneading, through shaping and baking, the experts at King Arthur Flour lead you through hundreds of easy and foolproof recipes from tricky yeast breads and sourdoughs, to trendy flatbreads and crackers, to family favorites such as pancakes and waffles. They also present fried doughs, quick breads, batter breads, biscuits, quiches, cobblers and crisps, cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, tarts, and pastries. For more than 200 years King Arthur Flour has been in the business of making the highest quality key ingredient in all of baking: flour. They've done decades of experimentation and research in their famous test kitchens on how the various ingredients in baked goods behave and why. The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion now brings you more than 350 recipes that will teach you which ingredients work together, as well as what doesn't, and why. It is this knowledge that will allow you to unleash your own creativity and to experiment in the kitchen. You'll get a complete overview of ingredients in chapters on flours, sweeteners, leavens, fats, and more. You'll find information on substitutions and variations, as well as troubleshooting advice from the pros at King Arthur. Recipes are enhanced with sidebars that share baking secrets and provide clear-step-by-step instructions, and each recipe is accompanied by a detailed nutritional analysis. Techniques are further explained with easy-to-follow illustrations by culinary illustrator Laura Hartman Maestro. The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion is the definitive kitchen resource. Exhaustive in scope, authoritative in style, and offering clear, practical, and encouraging instruction, it is the one book you'll turn to every time you bake. Like your set of measuring cups and favorite wooden spoon, it will become an essential kitchen tool. No kitchen in America should be without a copy.


ISBN 9780881505818
Genre COOKING / Methods / Baking
Format Hardcover
Pages 512
Publisher Date 2003-09-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Countryman Pr
Copyright Year 2003
Height 10.5 in
Wdth 8.5 in
Thickness 2.25 in
Unit weight 3.65 lb
Language English
Subtitle The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors King Arthur Flour

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  • An absolute must for any baker
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    I purchased this for my mother as a birthday gift after getting one myself some time ago. This is truly a baker's companion and is full of valuable information. This is different from typical cookbooks, it actually has detailed, in-depth lessons on the hows and whys of baking. I would recommend to anyone interested in learning the tricks of the trade, or just as a great primer.

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