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Home Baked Comfort (Williams-Sonoma): Featuring Mouthwatering Recipes and Tales of the Sweet Life with Favorites from Bakers Across the Country

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This gorgeous new baking book contains beloved classics and contemporary treats, from passionate baker and food editor Kim Laidlaw and America’s most revered bakeries and bloggers. Stunning, full-color photographs throughout bring it all to life. A mixture of nostalgia and fun, it is directed at both experienced bakers or anyone who might be curious about baking; there’s s ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Weldon Owen
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Darren
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Here is a public service warning: If you are already feeling conscious about your weight and perhaps are trying to avoid lovely cakes, biscuits and other baked goods turned away now!

Do we have a treat for you! No, not an edible one. Well it might be, but that is not recommended. Put simply here is a wonderful book. Buy it. Read it. Cook from it. Enjoy the results. End of review.

Unfortunately YUM's editor insists on a little more text... so here goes. This is a luxurious yet practical book lookin
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Laurie Garrison
May 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Home Baked Comfort is a must have baking book for your cookbook shelf. These easy to follow and mouthwatering recipes hits you right off the bat and makes you want to jump on in to the baking progress. I do have to warn this is not low fat so beware if your one that watches your weight.

I’m a real mom that loves to bake. I have just about every cookbook and baking book I can get my hands on. One thing I’m though is picky about my cookbooks and what stays on my shelf. I want easy to follow recipe
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waterbaby786
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was truly a wonderful experience....I relished every second of browsing through the brilliant photography that just kept me salivating and I smiled sharing memories of those similar early baking experiences with an experienced dear, dear aunt....the same the author speaks of with so much passion and love.
Home baked Comforts is a Smorgasboard of recipes and introductions to wonderful individuals and teams who Bake and Share for the love of it....for the thrill of bringing smiles to othe
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Brittany
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks, 2012-reads
This cookbook is amazingly gorgeous! The photography is stunning--these desserts are captured so vividly that they almost leap off the page. The glossy photos are balanced with easy-to-read and attractively typeset recipes. Each page has a very clean, non-busy look to it, but the text is also presented very creatively. I love the way that the background for the recipe pages looks like parchment paper...so cute! Another much-appreciated feature is the inclusion of weights in the ingredients porti ...more
Jenny (Reading Envy)
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book, and a good combination of traditional recipes alongside recipes with twists to them. I loved the bakery and baking blogger features throughout the book, because it connected the recipes to people who bake every day, some of whom were familiar to me.

Because I purchased some local goat cheese at the farmers market, I jumped at the chance to make the Savory Goat Cheese Souffles.


They were delicious, and I apologize that the picture can't be better because I didn't fully gre
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Tracey
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, cooking
What a gorgeous book (received via Netgalley). With this as a tool I could easily weigh 300 pounds by my birthday - and I'd love every minute of getting there. The design of the book is just lovely, from the page backgrounds of parchment paper to the before-and-after photos of the most evil decadent looking cookies and cakes and breads and ... everything. (I particularly love the action shot of confectioner's sugar being sprinkled on.) The book is sprinkled with pages devoted to bakeries from co ...more
Kruti
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Talk about sensory overload! This is a perfect little book for those who love to indulge themselves now and again.

There’s a huge selection of mouth-watering recipes. The book is split into 6 sections: breakfast, breads, cookies & bars, cakes & cupcakes, pies & tarts and custards & soufflés, so there’s definitely something in here for everyone. I also loved the fact that it includes recipes from bakeries around America and can’t wait to try some of these recipes, especially the B
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Kathy
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a gorgeous new cookbook from one of my favorite stores Williams-Sonoma. It is well laid out and filled with gorgeous photographs of the completed baked goods. I like the features on various bakeries like Sugar Mama's Bakeshop in Austin, Texas and the Salty Tart in Minneapolis....bakeries you would never had heard of without this book.

Who can resist recipes like chocolate-cherry buttermilk buns, peanut butter-chocolate swirls, chocolate marshmallow cream cupcakes and buttermilk pie with r
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S
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
As a person who LOVES to bake, I look at almost every baking cookbook I run across to see if I think it is worth picking up and keeping. This is definitely one I will keep.

The recipes are easy to follow, and the photographs are gorgeous, as befits a Williams-Sonoma cookbook. I adore that the recipes use WEIGHTS for measuring so you can get a consistently baked product every time. A huge bonus for me is they recipes are NOT fat free. Our society is so terrified of healthy fats, yet those of us de
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Sara Thompson
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Beautiful book. The recipes are elegant and stunning. The pictures captivate the reader and leave you craving something hot and amazing out of the oven. The recipes work in seasonal fruits at the peak of perfection. The crusts are crisp and golden while the breads are soft and aromatic.


The instructions are simple with fairly common ingredients.


A nice touch is the brief interviews of various bakers from around the country. Each offer their own perspective of baking and share a recipe. Grab a cup
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Tish
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
Well, I only had an e-book version of this to review (thanks to the publisher, WeldonOwen, and NetGalley), but it was BEAUTIFUL! The photographs of the food and the text were all beautifully presented and a delight just to look at, even if you never cook a thing. However, the tips at the beginning were very helpful for a less-than-expert baker such as myself and the recipes seemed simple and easy to follow. Printing appeared to be disabled, so I was unable to actually try any of the recipes, but ...more
Naomi
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Wow, Wow..reviewed for Netgalley, this is a cookbook I need to run out and grab. For the most part, I love William Sonoma cookbooks and this book would be a prime example of why!

First off, the recipes are beautiful, simple and elegant. Yet, even the most novice of bakers could pull these recipes together. One of the things I loved most about it, was that the author gave detailed descriptions and, for most recipes, pictures of various stages of preparation.

The recipes ranged from the simple
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ceeeeg
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this cookbook was a joy to read....it's beautifully executed, so that it almost feels like takiing up an beloved and oft-read piece of literature with the graphics, paper....

but what really sets this cookbook apart, in my opinion, is the beginning section on kitchen tools and tips for success, which i always love to see set apart in a section of its own for easy reference..

that combined with the wonderful variety of treats that are relatively easy to execute, with easily-obtained ingredients, ma
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Shelley
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dangerously yummy recipes!

Sherry
Feb 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is filled with recipes and I noticed that a majority of them were not complicated, thank goodness!! There is a scrumptious "S'more Brownie" recipe that made it to my "Must Try This One" list.
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