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Twisted Cakes

Twisted Cakes

There aren’t that many occasions throughout the year when you need a truly evil looking cake, but Halloween is definitely the season for unusually creepy designs. The book Twisted Cakes: Deliciously Evil Designs for Every Occasion is full of recipes for decorating some very scary cakes that are perfect for this time of year. The book focuses on decorating and sculpting cakes into pieces that ... Read More »

150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked

150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked

There is no doubt as to what this cookbook, 150 Best Donut Recipes, is about. It is packed with recipes for both baked and fried donuts that will make any donut lover happy. The cookbook’s very direct title definitely catches your eye, and while it might not be the most imaginative title on the shelf, it definitely delivers any kind of donut recipe that you ... Read More »

The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking

The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking

As a baker, wheat flour and sugar are two of the staples that I always have in my kitchen and use just about every day. There are many people out there, however, who can’t or don’t eat either of these things for either medical or health-weight reasons. Many books on gluten free baking put the emphasis on the health issues and not focusing on getting ... Read More »

The Seasonal Baker

The Seasonal Baker

There are many baked good recipes that don’t really need a season and can be made all year round, but when you start to bake with fresh fruit you can’t ignore the seasons, because working with in-season produce is going to turn a good dessert into a great one. The Seasonal Baker: Easy Recipes from My Home Kitchen to Make Year-Round is all about seasonal ... Read More »

Ready for Dessert

Ready for Dessert

Fans of David Lebovitz who haven’t added Ready for Dessert to their cookbook collections should make a little bit of room on the shelf for this volume. With over 170 recipes, it features some of Lebovitz’s most popular recipes as well as some of his newfound favorites. There is a great variety of recipes, from cakes to pies to sorbets, and each one is accompanied ... Read More »

Flour Salt Water Yeast

Flour Salt Water Yeast

When you read through Flour Salt Water Yeast, you get the feeling that author Ken Forkish really wants you to bake some bread. The book is all about baking top-notch artisan bread at home and, instead of giving you a list of recipes and leaving you to your own devices, it gives you a comprehensive course in everything you need to know about baking bread. ... Read More »

Cooking with Quebec Maple Syrup

Cooking with Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is one of the most delicious things that you can eat, and much of the time we only use it to top waffles and pancakes. There is no doubt that maple syrup is perfect for pancakes, but it can be used for so much more and in Cooking with Quebec Maple Syrup, author Anne Fortin explores the many possibilities of maple. The cookbook ... Read More »

Meringue

Meringue

A meringue is a type of dessert made by whipping egg whites with sugar until the mixture has dramatically increased in volume and turned into something with light and fluffy texture. Meringues can be baked on their own to make a crisp, light cookie or they can be used as a component for a more complicated dessert. In the cookbook Meringue, this fluffy treat gets ... Read More »

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