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Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Baking Cookbook

Whether your goal is a perfect pie, a crusty baguette or an ethereal souffle, this cookbook will serve as an indispensable guide every step of the way. Updated with a chapter devoted to chocolate recipes and techniques, this authoritative volume contains all the essential information needed to master the fundamental techniques of baking. You'll find more than 130 enticing recipes for everything from breads, pizzas, muffins, pies and savory tarts to cakes, cookies, pastries, custards and souffles, along with sauces, fillings, frostings and glazes to embellish them. Detailed directions and instructive color photographs accompany the easy-to-follow recipes. This reference-recipe book includes a complete glossary as well as detailed information on ingredients, equipment and essential techniques. Hardcover, 319 pages.
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Baking Cookbook
Review 1 for Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Baking Cookbook
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
May 22, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:A few times a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
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My Favorite Baking Cookbook
May 22, 2012
My husband & I received this cookbook as a wedding gift, and I have to say, it's definitely one of the best wedding gifts we've received. I am going through all of the recipes, and every one I've made has been delicious. I also love all of the wondering tips it gives to baking pies, breads, etc. This cookbook has helped me get ideas of what I can make and bring to potlucks, and I receive compliments every time I bring a great dessert/bread to dinner.....Also, I have made the Lemon Meringue Pie close to a dozen times since it's my mother in law's favorite pie, and it's absolutely the best Lemon Meringue pie I've ever had & made, as it's so fresh and lemony. However, other favorites are the Chocolate-Banana Bread Pudding, Devil's Food Cupcakes, Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake, the Basic Focaccia, and definitely the best Classic Chocolate Cake. However, I can't wait to discover more favorites, especially since I've just bought a tart pan.
Pros: Easy to Use, Accuracy, Quality