The Family Baker: 150 Never-Let-You-Down Basic Recipes
Whether you learned to make desserts standing on your tiptoes at your mother's side, or you think "batter" is only a baseball term, join Susan G. Purdy in the kitchen as she whips up a delicious collection of goof-proof, innovative recipes guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone. These easy creations conjure visions of flour-flecked faces and noses dotted with icing, a...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 5th 1999 by Broadway
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Hands down the best basic baking cookbook. I have baked from this cookbook for years and never found a single recipe to be a dud. From lemon sherbert to oatmeal cookies to gingerbread and beyond this is my one go-to for all basic baking. The instructions are clear, easy, and concise. There is some basic background on improving your baking (very helpful like why use unsalted butter and starting with evetything at room temp, etc.) and a whole section on baking with children, which is how I got sta...more