Baking Style: Art, Craft, Recipes
John Wiley & Sons, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
takes my breath away. Inside the covers of this magnificent cookbook on baking, we read '
Baking Style, A Dazzling Celebration of the Art and Craft of Baking, Is Lisa Yockelson's Thoughtfully Written Love Letter To Home Baking
'. Couldn't have said it better myself.
here are 100 essays and more than 200 recipes.
is not just a selection of recipes; the award-winning author also showcases her creative expertise and the love of her subject.
ust opening the front cover will start your salivary glands working overtime. I think I'm going to start with the
Keepsake Cookies – Mandel Breit
. Never heard of them so I must try them. Whatever you might like in the baking line is here for you.
ears ago, my then twelve year old granddaughter told me, '
You're not a cookie-baking grandmother.
' How right she was. I had baked enough cookies to last a lifetime. But after seeing this lovely cookbook, watch out, kid, I'm headed for the kitchen.
hese recipes are not the highly decorated works of art that will bring gasps of awe from your guests. They represent what I would call
– comfort for the baker and comfort for the one who enjoys the baking.
ockelson's essay on dinner rolls –
– is enough to have you tying on your apron.
ecipes for cookies, muffins, doughnut strips, jam tarts, hot rolls, soda bread, cinnamon twists, fruit cakes, sweet bread tart, sour cream cake, rose water babas, crepes – why go on? You get the idea. And when most of the overly sugary confections are left behind uneaten on the plate, every crumb of your baking these recipes will disappear as the eater looks for a second helping.
ip: It's not too early to think about Christmas presents.
would make a marvelous gift for that wannabe baker in your family – and, a bonus, it would give you some time to try out a few of the recipes before you wrap the book. I'm going for the
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
very superlative you can think of is the right word for this wonderful baking book.
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