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How To Bake is as necessary and essential as a good oven; it is the most comprehensive and accessible guide to baking available in English. In a single, illustrated volume, Nick Malgieri, one of America's preeminent bakers and baking teachers, leads cooks through the simple art of creating an international assortment of delicious sweet and savory baked goods. Here are the ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published September 21st 1995 by William Morrow Cookbooks
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Sue
Nov 21, 2015 Sue rated it liked it
Perhaps the only bakery recipe book you'll ever need? This giant tome is filled to the brim with every imaginable recipe for anything ever baked, almost. Too bulky to use in the kitchen, copy a few favorites and send it back to the library. While the recipes are well put together, not every thing is pictured (well nigh impossible with a thousand recipes), and the items pictured are flat and uninspiring. I'd keep it on a shelf if only to have something that includes everything you may ever want t ...more
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Apr 23, 2016 Blecy Ong rated it really liked it
This is a great little cookbook that is centered on how to bake sweet foods. The recipes are all very clear and easy to understand, with ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store. If you're a new cook, or an experienced one, you will find this book informative.
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May 09, 2016 Yaaresse rated it really liked it
This must have sat on my bookshelf for a decade before I actually made anything from it. One day I was trying to figure out why a dough wasn't behaving the way I thought it should and, after trying every other book I owned, reached for this one. Not only did I solve the problem with the recipe from this book, but I realized I had overlooked a real gem of a baking book. It gets a LOT more use now.
Wendy
Apr 02, 2008 Wendy rated it it was amazing
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Best ever cookbook - the ins and outs of baking, why different flours matter, how to make a good tart, several different types of pie dough (and when and where to use them) - and oh, oh the cakes!

I buy a copy of this book for all my friends when they first get their very own kitchen. I hope it never goes out of print.
Jean
Apr 03, 2011 Jean rated it it was amazing
WONDERFUL, I kept wondering why certain things were "failing" in the kitchen, he breaks it down to the most basic level, gives you a little history on it and then you can successfully figure out where you went wrong in the past.
amy
May 31, 2009 amy rated it it was amazing
I love this book! The explanations are clear, accessible, and well-written, which I've found hard to come by in a baking book thus far. The Maryland Brownies are the bomb diggity. Yes.
Teresa
Mar 17, 2009 Teresa rated it it was amazing
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made my first ciabatta and focaccia from this book. Both turned out wonderfully. Very talented baker and easy to learn from his cookbook style.
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I read this while I'm eating breakfast and having coffee in the AM. Trying to get over my antipathy to baking stuff...
Monica
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i Really, Really like my aunt's convection oven. eveyone should have one.
Christa
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very nice, easy to follow, found a few 'keepers' for christmas
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i just love to bake!
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