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Baking for All Occasions

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Baking expert Flo Braker rises to the occasion with more than 200 celebration-worthy recipes for baked goods. Whether it's an impressive Dark Chocolate Custard Tart to wish someone a happy birthday, a blue ribbon-worthy batch of Fresh Mint Brownies for the annual family reunion, or an Old World Braided Coffee Cake to impress the bridge club, each recipe is custom-crafted ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Chronicle Books
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Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am so conflicted about rating this cookbook.
This is one of those times I wish there was a way to rate the content separate from the format. It's a five start cookbook with five star writing and photos in a two star layout.

Armchair food porn cookbook junkies notwithstanding, cookbooks are meant to be used by real cooks in real kitchens. That means plopping the book down on a counter (preferably a safe distance from messy ingredients), and referring to the details of a recipe while physically
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I think the actual title of this book is Baking for All Occasions.
The book is one of the best gifts I have ever received, and the treats I have completed from the recipes have become gifts for my coworkers, friends and family.
Each recipe is detailed and exceptionally clear. The layout is beautiful. The baking primer in the beginning of the book covers invaluable techniques, baking principles, and guides on bakeware essentials. The meticulous recipe directions mean that I never have to guess what
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Though it's not my typical style, I dearly love this cookbook. While I do wish it had MANY more pictures, I can't help but love all the unique and delicious sounding recipes. They do all seem like quite a bit of work (or at least the ones I'm particularly interested in), but it would be a nice cookbook to have on hand for when you're feeling ambitious.
May 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Four and a half stars though I haven't made anything from it. I copied a modest four recipes and can't wait to try them. The book is lovely. The layout fantastic. It is well put together and I trust it sight unseen. Or, taste untasted.
Mar 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: baking-cookbooks
Baking from it monthly with ABC Bakers. So far I really like it. Instructions are very clear and very describing. This books works and not only with US flours. (which is a major review point in my book)
Lots of tasty sounding recipes with uncommon twists to them.
Jan 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I haven't made that many cakes etc out of it but those that I have made are excellent!
Oct 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: cooking
Too fussy and pretentious.
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