Fifty well-tested, classic recipes for delicious baked goods include such all-time favorites as coffee cake, peanut butter cookies, zucchini bread, blueberry muffins, and apple pie. 30,000 first printing. Tour.
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Have you ever compared chocolate cake recipes from several cookbooks? Some call for buttermilk, others use no liquid at all. Some call for plain cocoa, others ask for sweet baking chocolate, still others specify nonalkalized cocoa. It's mind-boggling. How can a home cook, especially one in a hurry, decide which recipe is the one that will produce a perfect cake suitable for a special occasion?
Murray Jaffe wondered the same thing, which led him to write The Perfect Recipe Baking Book. Subtitled 50 Foolproof Recipes for America's Classic Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and More, it contains one reliable version of many popular items such as the aforementioned chocolate cake (water, no milk, and unsweetened cocoa), as well as pies, fruit crisps, quick breads, cookies, brownies, and muffins.
The compact book is perfect for two kinds of cooks: beginners who need the reassurance of no-fail recipes and old hands who have too many cookbooks and too little patience to page through them all. Jaffe, who wrote the book at age 79 after retiring as chief executive officer of a multimillion-dollar wholesale bakery business, has provided ample, clear instructions on the proper equipment, ingredients, and procedures that help guarantee success. The Perfect Recipe Baking Book is welcome because sometimes you just want to bake a banana cream pie or a blueberry coffee cake without conducting a research project first. --Brenda PittsleyFrom Library Journal:
From the woman who gave us Rosie's All-Butter Fresh Cream Sugar-Packed Baking Book (LJ 12/15/91) now comes dozens of delicious, mouthwatering cookies. Organized by type?Chewy Crunchy, Crispy Chumpy Sandwiched Together, etc.?Rosenberg's delectable recipes range from Fresh Ginger Crisps to Peanut Butter Topped Brownies to Baby Cheesecakes. An essential purchase for any baking collection. Jaffe, the retired CEO of a wholesale baking business in California, decided that the cookbook he really wanted was a collection of the one best basic recipe for classics from cheesecake to brownies?and so he set out to write it. Here are clear and uncomplicated recipes for traditional favorites from Devil's Food Cake and Coconut Cream Pie to Peanut Butter Cookies and Blueberry Muffins. Novice bakers will find Jaffe's sensible, no-nonsense approach reassuring, and although Jaffe says he's a purist?no chocolate chips in his cheesecake?other experienced bakers may have fun developing their own variations of his good, basic recipes. For most collections. Bloom, a former pastry chef and author of The International Dictionary of Desserts, Pastries, and Confections (LJ 3/15/95), loves spices. Of course, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice are common in baked goods and other desserts, and she does include Double-Ginger Shortbread and Almond Cinnamon Stars. But she also has Black Pepper Biscotti, Cardamon Quick Bread, Saffron Rice Pudding, and dozens of other recipes featuring spices more commonly used in savory dishes. Recommended for most baking collections.
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