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The Baker's Dozen Cookbook: Become a Better Baker with 135 Foolproof Recipes and Tried-and-True Techniques
More than ten years ago, cookbook author and teacher Marion Cunningham and professional baker Amy Pressman met occasionally to talk about the wonders and mysteries of baking. They chatted, exchanged ideas, offered suggestions, and ended up solving some of their difficult baking problems. Slowly a concept took shape. Suppose groups of like-minded bakers were to meet to exch ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published November 6th 2001 by William Morrow Cookbooks
(first published November 1st 2001)
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A great resource for people just starting to bake or people like me who used to bake and want to get back into it again. The Baker's Dozen is a group of professional bakers in San Francisco who try out recipes, discuss baking strategies, and visit local baking resources (ex. Cowgirl Creamery and Fleischmann's Yeast). The book had a lot of background information on ingredients and tools used in each baking section, which was helpful. Things like ways to get your meringue to quit shrinking or the ...more
The Bakers Dozen really made me believe that I could be a baker, and I still use modified versions of a lot of the recipes in here. It's a great resource if only to demystify why we need seven kinds of flour and how to properly cream. It's wonderful.