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Create delicious, healthy breads in your own kitchen — no experience required
Is there any food that evokes pleasant memories and warm feelings more than bread? It's the most basic of foods, yet many of us are intimidated by the prospect of making our own. "Artisan" bread, craft bakeries, and wood-fired pizza are gaining popularity – imagine creating these fabulous breads at home.
With From No-Knead to Sourdough, author Victoria Redhed Miller blends her own journey toward self-reliance with her fascination for traditional homesteading skills and love of good food. From making simple yeast breads, to learning how to bake a wide variety of sourdough-based breads, the author's curiosity and fearlessness come together to share with readers a simpler approach to the pleasures of bread-baking.
- Fitting bread-baking into your schedule
- Low- and no-gluten baking, including GF sourdough breads
- Using a wood-fired oven
- Recipes for every comfort zone, from flatbread to sourdough
- "Sexy science talk" sidebars for those interested in the science of baking
From No-Knead to Sourdough will inspire the beginner and the accomplished baker alike to find their own comfort zone and move on to new skills when they are ready. Pizza and bagels, flatbreads and loaf breads, even gluten-free breads – you become the artisan when you make your own bread.
Victoria Redhed Miller is a writer, photographer, and homesteader. She speaks and writes extensively on topics including home distilling, bread baking, poultry keeping, and more. Victoria lives on a 40-acre off-grid farm in Washington State, and is also the author of Pure Poultry and the award-winning Craft Distilling.
A wonderful selection of over fifty fabulous recipes for tea time treats that will tempt anyone to don an apron and have a go in the kitchen.
There's a new kind of cake that is causing a sensation - cakes that don't make gravitational sense, and which people won't believe are real. Awe-inspiring and often amusing, they are a fantastic way to create a show-stopping conversation piece, as well as of course offering something delicious you can share and eat! Here you will find surprises such as a suspended tap over a bubbling bathtub full of yellow ducks, or a watering can being poured over pretty cake flowerpots, and a giftwrapped box being ribbon-tied by a bluebird. And of course there are fun cakes for children (of all ages), from an impossibly stacked set of blocks to cascading sweeties.
In The Tivoli Road Baker, pastry chef Michael James and his team share the knowledge that goes into creating exceptional breads and pastries. Their mission is to make the recipes accessible for people who are new to the art.Chapters cover basic to advanced bread making techniques, sweet pastries, and savoury favourites, as well as a handful of recipes close to Michael's heart like Cornish pasties. This is a beautiful book that shares the tricks of the trade that have established Michael James as one of the leading bakers on the world stage.
These aren't your grandma's cookies. With Colossal Cookies, Wendy Kou, creator of the blog My Dessert Diet, elevates a classic treat with a decadent and supersized approach. When Kou's boyfriend tried to limit her cookie intake to one, she found a loophole: make that one cookie equal to the size of ten. Since then, Kou has been baking treats big enough to share with a crowd. Think the size of a single layer cake but with the chewy consistency of a soft cookie. These massive cookies are a fresh and accessible approach to desserts made for sharing, with the same wow-factor as cakes but none of the pressure. Having friends over for a movie night? Indulge in sinfully satisfying recipes like the colossal double chocolate chip cookie stuffed with marshmallow or the red velvet cookie with white chocolate chunks. Hosting a luncheon or shower? Keep things lighter with raspberry rose or lemon apricot cookies. Or bake a couple for your kid's soccer team and see how quickly you become the favourite parent. And if you're short on time, Kou includes a section of recipes that rely on boxed mixes, making it even easier to whip up a confection large enough to feed a family. Replete with techniques, tips and equipment lists, Colossal Cookies has everything you need to up your cookie game. This cookbook will include 60 recipes and 60 photographs.
This easy-to-use guidebook take sthe reader through every aspect of preparation and cooking. Skills are comprehensively explained and clearly illustrated with step-by-step photographs throughout, enabling the reader to identify the correct texture at every stage of the recipe. There are over 70 recipes in this book, taking in contemporary dishes from cuisines worldwide as well as great classics with a modern twist. This authoritative book provides detailed, illustrated step-by-step guides to making all kinds of cakes, from creamed cakes and whisked sponges, through teabreads and traybakes, to cupcakes, muffins and scones. In addition, there is a selection of gorgeous cookies and biscuits. Each chapter also presents a range of original, contemporary cakes as well as classics that have stood the test of time. This enticing collection includes such mouth-watering recipes as Chocolate caramel espresso cake, Mojito genoise, Raspberry and lime traybake, Muscat sponges with elderflower icing, White chocolate and strawberry muffins and Pine nut sables.
From Amanda Rettke, founder of the popular blog I Am Baker, comes Surprise-Inside Cakes with recipes and techniques to make dozens of stunning, imaginative cakes for every occasion, each with something special inside.Whether it's a striking, all-white cake with a secret red velvet heart baked inside; a birthday cake, complete with a surprise balloon cake in the middle; or the gorgeous hydrangea cake that took the blogosphere by storm; Amanda's cakes are downright revolutionary-and really fun to prepare.This beautifully designed cookbook contains eye-popping color photos and step-by-step instructions to create incredible surprise-inside cakes in your own kitchen.For Amanda Rettke, every cake is a gift to be shared with family and friends, a special treat that should be lovingly prepared and meticulously designed-from the inside out.
The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook brings you 75 creative, colorful, and completely safe to eat cookie dough recipes from the owner of Unbaked, the famous LA cookie dough bar. Looking for a sure-to-please dessert, birthday party treat, or potluck bring-along that can be ready in 10 minutes with minimal clean up? Edible cookie dough is what you need, and dough expert and LA cookie dough bar owner, Olivia Hops, has exactly what you're looking for. The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook is the first cookbook to focus exclusively on this hotly growing dessert. With step-by-step instructions, Olivia serves up 55 scrumptious doughs, each one completely safe to eat raw-right off the spoon, from a bowl, or out of a cup. Just a few of the sweet-tooth-satisfying cookie doughs you'll find here: Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chunk Lemon Cookie White Chocolate Chai Pina Colada Salted Caramel Edible Mud Pie and Brownie Batters If that's not enough for you, Olivia also serves up 20 recipes for special treats you can make with cookie dough, from a chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake to cookie dough sandwiches, which are like an ice cream sandwich, but better. With tips and tricks for how to serve edible cookie dough-mixed into an ice cream cone, anyone?-and how to create your own signature cookie dough recipes, The Edible Cookie Dough Cookbook will keep your sweet tooth satisfied.
'Bloody great baking book. Has Xmas all over it.' Jamie Oliver 'Julie bakes with love. It's her secret ingredient.' Pierre Koffmann From apple rose and plum and frangipane tarts, to lemon madeleines and muddle cake, trampoline bread and grissini to chocolate ganache, delizia di limone to banana, pecan, and chocolate muffins and fluffy pancakes, this incredible bake book has all the recipes you need to create something beautiful, imaginative and impressive. Whether you're making pies or cakes, bread or brunch, this stunning book is full of recipes that bakes that feeds your soul as well as your stomach. Baking became a form of therapy for Julie Jones when her mother, who taught her to bake, was diagnosed with dementia. They began baking together again, and Julie started her Instagram account as a way to document this precious time and now her delicious recipes are available for the first time as a sumptuous cookbook that would make an inspired addition to any kitchen bookshelf! Learn to cook crafted, beautifully styled pies, tarts, cakes and bakes, but be sure to cook with Julie's secret ingredient - love. Across the 175+, heavily illustrated pages, you'll find chapters on: Fruit Tarts and Pies, containing recipes like apple rose tart and plum and frangipane tart, plus pastry decoration techniques Cakes, Bakes and Treats, with dipped lemon madeleines and muddle cake, as well as tips for getting cream fillings right every time Bread and Yeasted Dough, with trampoline bread and grissini Chocolate, including a stunning triple chocolate celebration cake and chocolate ganache Desserts, with delizia di limone and a meringue sharing nest wreath Weekend Breakfast and Brunch, with banana, pecan, and chocolate muffins and fluffy pancakes.
Irish Bread Baking for Today shows visitors to Ireland how easy it is to whip up a batch of griddle cakes or bake a gorgeous Irish soda cake. Recipes include: boxty and other potato breads, guinness bread, spotted dog, griddle scones, spelt bread, and many, many more. It's the perfect gift for those who want a taste of Ireland after they leave our shores and return home!
Baker & Cook started out as a single bakery food store in a quiet suburban neighbourhood in Singapore. In a short span of five years, Baker & Cook is now a household name with 10 outlets in Singapore, including two sourdough pizzerias and a cooking school, and three outlets in the Philippines, with more to open in other locations around the world. In this book, Dean Brettschneider, founder and co-owner of Baker & Cook, Plank Sourdough Pizza and Brettschneider's Baking & Cooking School, shares the success story behind Baker & Cook in full and candid detail. He also provides expert advice on bread- and pastry-making techniques, and tops it off with more than 60 recipes for breads, cakes and other bakery-related foods, including the bestsellers at Baker & Cook and Plank. Whether you're a fan of Baker & Cook, someone looking to understand how the business works or an avid baker, this book promises something for everyone.
Nourish Cakesi offers 50 stunning recipes for cakes and bakes, both large and small, focusing on healthy ingredients such as nuts, vegetables and dried fruit. Many of the recipes are allergy- or intolerance-friendly, using wheat-free flours and unrefined sugars, and each recipe is clearly coded to show which dish will suit you.
With sections covering Light and Zesty bakes (Lime, coconut and courgette cake; Lavender and spelt sables), Vibrant and Fruity (Peach, olive oil and rosemary friands; Fig and honey tart), Warm and Nutty (Sweet potato brownies), and Dark and Spicy (Chocolate, buckwheat and chestnut roulade; Clementine, oat and cranberry muffins), the emphasis is on including exciting new ingredients, rather than on cutting things out, showing how you can get the same amazing tastes and textures with healthy alternatives. With all the recipes checked by a qualified dietitian, the cakes in the book will lead you to embrace a more positive, balanced and inclusive approach in your baking. There's also an index to direct you to vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free cakes at a glance, and all the ingredients can be easily sourced from supermarkets or healthfood shops.
Nourish Cakes presents an alternative way of baking and makes it appealing, celebratory and exquisitely beautiful.
The perfect treat for the warmer months fridge cakes are simple to make, adaptable to whatever is in the cupboard, and no oven (thus cooking skill) is required. Just mix up your favourite ingredients and place in the fridge to chill.Fridge Cakes shares over 30 ingenious recipes that are simple to make but taste amazing. There's a zesty chocolate orange, a decadent choco-fudge, and a summery mango and passionfruit. For a boozy dinner party, you can't look past the Limoncello and nougat: the perfect happy ending. And what about a little festive number, Christmas gingerbread with citrus and spices, for when you're all-cooked-out over the festive period?
Special moments are often celebrated with delectable desserts. From birthday cakes to Valentine's Day cookies, people often use desserts to express joy and love. Inspired by her joy in bringing people closer together through sweet treats, Chef Zan presents Celebration Desserts with Chef Zan: Delightful Cakes, Cookies & Other Sweet Treats. This collection of festive recipes will excite the taste buds. You'll find classics such as makmur peanut cookies and Christmas fruit cake, as well as creations with a twist-like a durian-serawa-inspired cake and a fruity pudding cake. While including desserts with Asian flavours, Chef Zan also offers her take on other popular treats. Special occasions will be made even more memorable with treats that taste and look amazing.
Chic recipes from London's fashionable cupcake bakery, where each luxurious cupcake is freshly baked and handcrafted to ensure that it is utterly delicious. Now everyone can create a little of LOLA's magic at home! The enduring popularity of the cupcake knows no bounds, and they remain the most stylish of bakery treats. Their versatility is what makes them so successful, from simple classics that are perfect with afternoon tea or mid-morning coffee to extravagantly decorated creations that make delightful gifts at any time of year. In this little book, we want to let you in on some of LOLA's secrets, and share our favourite recipes. Our best-loved cupcakes from LOLA's classic range are included here, so you can create our famous Chocolate, Vanilla and Red Velvet cupcakes at home. You can also try your hand at some of our unique LOLA's specialities - Maple Syrup, Peanut Butter, Banoffee, Raspberry Pavlova and Apple Crumble never fail to please. For grown-up palates, there is an array of cocktail-inspired delights, such as Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Pina Colada, as well as decadently rich chocolate bakes, such as Chocolate Chilli, Dark Chocolate Truffle and Chocolate Mint. Although cupcakes are our first and foremost passion at LOLA's, we have also included some of our much-loved traybakes and bars. They are too irresistible not to share with you all! With something at LOLA's for every occasion, what are you waiting for, it's time to get baking!
This comprehensive guide to beautiful baked goods features more than 125 recipes from Anna Olsen's popular TV baking show. From chocolate chip cookies to croquembouche, pumpkin pie to petits fours, Anna Olson's newest baking book is full of delectable delights for every occasion, category and skill level. Beginner bakers, dessert aficionados and fans of her show will find over 125 recipes to take their baking to the next level, whether through perfecting a classic like New York Cheesecake or mastering a fancy dessert like Chocolate Hazelnut Napoleon.
From how to ensure your egg whites are up to the task to presenting the perfect, jaw-droppingly beautiful macaroon. Sprinkle strawberry macaroons with black pepper before you bake, don't even attempt to make macaroons on a wet or muggy day, invest in digital scales--these and other tips are included in a compendium of everything there is to know to create these lovely little confections. The Little Books of Tips series is a collection of books, each 50 tips in size, delivering wisdom and advice on a whole range of popular subjects covering food, gardening, craft, sports and hobbies. Over quarter of a million copies sold across the series.
A must-have guide for successful bakery and pastry operations
"In the Hands of a Baker" from The Culinary Institute of America helps bakers and pastry chefs identify, understand, and utilize the tools and equipment needed for successful professional baking. This indispensable book provides in-depth information on how to choose the best equipment for any baking job--from scaling and measuring tools to cutting and confectionery tools, and from small appliances to bakeware and beyond--along with proper techniques for handling and maintaining that equipment. The text also covers basic and specialized tools for every area of expertise in the craft, including baking bread, making chocolates and candies, and creating cakes and pastries. Chapters range from organizing a station to understanding the differences between home and professional equipment. This valuable resource also features step-by-step instructions with supporting photography and illustrations throughout--all in one affordable package.A perfect pastry kitchen companion, this title provides guidance on purchasing the correct equipment, organizing a workstation, and proper care and cleaning of all types of baking tools
In recent times Britain as a whole can't get enough of programmes like The Great British Bake-off and The Fabulous Baker Boys, but Scotland has always had a wonderful tradition of baking in both sweet and savoury recipes. Leading cookery writer Sue Lawrence has now combined her passions for baking and Scottish cooking into one definitive book. A compendium of 70 easy-to-follow recipes, it brings together the traditional breads, scones and cakes that have shaped Scotland's great baking heritage and new contemporary bakes like Sticky Toffee Apple Cake and Coconut Cherry Chocolate Traybake. Cooks everywhere will want to try these delicious recipes from Scotland. This is a book that will reach out to anyone who loves to dabble with flour, sugar, butter - and a gridle!
Buttercream is the lightest, fluffiest icing, simply made by beating together icing sugar and butter. When meringue is added, it is known as Swiss Style buttercream and is the icing choice for professional and home bakers too, because of its thick and luscious consistency - perfect for decorating cakes and cupcakes. The wholesome and delicious quality of buttercream is exemplified in these recipes that Carey Madden shares from her years of professional baking and decorating experience. The Getting Started section includes photos, descriptions and uses of decorating tools to her fail-safe recipes for cakes, cupcakes and icings. Then the 500 step-by-step colour photos for every recipe technique enhance her clear and easy-to-follow decorating concepts and techniques. There are 10 sumptuous 'foundation' cake and cupcake recipes for chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, carrot, pink velvet, chocolate courgette, gluten-free chocolate, gluten-free blueberry lavender, vegan spice and sugar-free banana cake. More than 35 decorating fundamentals and techniques provide all the skills needed to embark on the 70 fun and festive projects - from the elegant Chandelier Cake and Cupcakes to seasonal Snowflake Cake to the Circus Tent Finish Cake.
More than 80 gorgeously illustrated recipes from a bakery that has quickly become an institution for cake lovers, with a pink placeholder ribbon and plenty of quirky charm
Primrose Bakery is a way of life--from homemade croissants at breakfast, through fruity loaves at coffee time, to a slice of layer cake with afternoon tea, these recipes have the whole day covered. And that's not to mention their signature cupcakes with buttercream icing in every flavor, a delicious treat whatever the time of day. Unique concoction include Cookies and Cream Cupcakes, Rhubarb Cupcakes, Triple Layer Caramel Cake, Ginger Cream Christmas Cake, Coconut and Raspberry Slice, Aunt Mary's Bourbon Biscuits, and elaborate wedding cakes. This perfect baking handbook is packed full of quirky charm. Because it is a baking business that originated in a home kitchen, the bakers know the value of simple recipes that give great results. From staff-favorite recipes and hand-me-down cakes from the proprietors' moms, to the secret of perfect icing and sugar decorations, this book is a mouthwatering window onto the year-round world of Primrose Bakery. Includes metric measures.
Taking the very best recipes for teatime treats from the National Trust, this new edition has been updated and expanded to include more atmospheric colour photography. A wonderful collection of the best recipes for a traditional British tea, from well-known favourites to regional and historic gems that have stood the test of time. Hundreds of recipes for cakes, biscuits, buns, scones, breads, rolls are provided with clear instructions and mouthwatering images. From Herb Bread, Cheese and Celery Whirls and Scarborough Muffins to Melting Moments biscuits, Fat Rascals, Seventeenth-Century Honey Cake and Daniel's Coffee and Drambuie Meringues, there is something for everyone. All the basics of good teatime cooking are covered, including pastry, basic bread-making and pie-making with useful tips on common baking problems and how to avoid them. The author is a leading expert on tea, food and tea history, and she provides not only a brief history of the recipes (some going back centuries) but also the best teas to drink with them. This is the ultimate book for enjoying the wonderful british tradition of an afternoon tea.
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