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The Sono Baking Company Cookbook: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Occasion

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Warm pecan-studded sticky buns; banana streusel muffins; passionfruit mousse served atop a thin layer of sponge cake and garnished with fresh raspberries; decadent chocolate cake layered and iced with smooth, elegant chocolate ganache; red velvet cupcakes; and foccaccia flavored with fresh herbs and topped with tomato, mozzarella, and pesto these are some of the mouth-wate ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by Clarkson Potter Publishers (first published 2010)
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Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Yaaresse by: Library
Note on Kindle edition: I understand there was a problem for a while with the Kindle edition. The sample looked OK, but when users downloaded the file, the quantities didn't show on the page. I did not have that problem with the Kindle edition I borrowed from the library. I had the opposite problem: the quantities were squished up against the ingredient with no space in between. All I can say is that the very few times I've had a formatting problem with a purchased Kindle book, Amazon has quickl ...more
May 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
one of my favorite cooknooks that I have read this year. Baking is my prefernce in the kitchen and this books covers not only the sweets such as cookie, cakes, custards and danish (etc); it also covers savory baking such as Tomato Cobbler, Pulled Pork Empanadas and Three Pepper Quiche (etc). It also has a great reference guide and glossery of ingredients if you are a not-to-familiar cook.
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
I feel that the description of this book promised more than it delivered. I was disappointed to see that ingredients were only given by volume and not weight. I also did not find the recipes to by more descriptive than usual about what your dough should feel like or your batter should look like. There are some tasty sounding recipes, and the photographs are beautiful, but I don't feel like this book is anything special. ...more
Amy Pohle
Jan 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Some of the recipes use an unusually poor description of ‘course salt.’ I like salt but I don’t like my croissants to be encased in salt crystals. My guess is that I used an inappropriate type of ‘course salt’ but a little more description might have made my efforts worth my time.

The red velvet and its non-cream cheese icing is sublime. So there’s that.
Amanda Bright
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great cookbook.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
A very thorough baking cookbook.
Patty Hopkins
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
My first glance through this cookbook, and all it’s wonderful pictures and recipes, and I instantly gained five pounds! Apple Handpies, Raspberry Linzer Bars, SoNo Chocolate Ganache Cake, and Chocolate-filled Almond Macaroons are just the start of the wonderful, decadent recipes within the pages of this book. There are also recipes for Focaccias, Quiches, and breads!

The range of recipes not only gives wonderful choices on what to pick from, but ensures that within these pages, there is something
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks-own
A third generation baker and owner of Sono Bakery in Connecticut, John Barricelli is also a familiar face on the Martha Stewart food shows.

The book is divided into chapters: 1) Muffins, Scones, Pastries, Breakfast Cake 2) Cookies, Brownies, Bars 3) Pies and Tarts 4) Cobblers and Crisps 5) Trifles, Mousses and Puddings 6) Cakes 7) Breads and Focaccias 8) Savories: Tarts, Quiches

An Italian heritage is reflected in the choice of recipes. Included are standards – muffins, chocolate chip cookies, c
May 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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I haven't tried anything from the book yet-but I just have to say that after comparing many recipes before, and being an avid baker myself, I can tell the recipes are top notch. The full color photos of almost every item are gorgeous, and this book includes recipes that you can find many (if any!!) other places, such as cheese danishes, molten chocolate cakes, miniature boston cream pie. They cover cookies, pies, cakes, breads, rolls, scones-the list goes on and on. They must have hundreds of re ...more
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: baking, cookbook
This is the original daddy of baking cookbooks from John Barricelli who owns The SoNo Baking Company in South Norwalk, Ct. I have checked this book out multiple times from our library but recently have been more fascinated in making my own bread just like SoNo! After my daughter worked for John this past summer, our family will never go back to store bought bread! It's a shame that he does not have his rye recipe in this book, but the multigrain is to die for! ...more
Azira Zainuddin
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
It's a good baking book in terms of explanation and choices of variation of a recipe. I have yet to try any of the recipe, but definitely will do soon.

I would be better if each of the recipe were included with picture of a finished product. Sometimes it's hard to imagine how would it turn out to.
Just - The romance reader
Apr 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: at-library, cookbook
I didn't get a chance to try any of the recipes, but I would love to try the following: Italian Rustic Bread, Uncle Bobby's Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Apple Handpies, and SoNo Chocolate Ganache Cake.

The breads look heavenly and the photos are great. Makes me want to visit the SoNo Bakery!
Feb 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking, favorites
i want this book!!!
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent recipes.
Mar 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
I wish I had the time and the expertise to bake everything in this book! Great recipes and pictures.
Douglas Hitzel
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
A few good recipes, but John leaves much to be desired in his articulating the baking process. Not a great resource for baking.
Nov 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking
I LOVE this cookbook. The pictures are beautiful, the recipes deeeeee-licious. Can't get enough of the blueberry muffins. Yum!! ...more
Dec 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
beautiful pictures and the recipes look fantastic. this would be a nice gift for the baker in your life.
May 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Great photos and tons of recipes that I want to try. I was not expecting much when I picked this book up, and I have been pleasantly surprised.
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
The glossary at the back is really helpful. He was a good teacher on PBS and I was glad this book came out after the show quit production. His teaching style comes out in his book as well.
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