Baking Illustrated

Baking Illustrated

A Best Recipe Classic

Book - 2004
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Have You Ever Devoted a Sunday Afternoon to baking bread only to turn out loaves that are misshapen and dense? Or struggled over piecrust, ending up with a dry and crumbly dough that was impossible to roll out? We have. And that's why we've tested and retested hundreds of recipes to give you the guidance and the confidence to make everything from the perfect zucchini bread -- one that your neighbors will actually want to eat -- to light and flaky croissants that are (almost) as good as what you will find on the streets of Paris. Packed with 350 recipes and 500 illustrations, Baking Illustrated brings you inside America's Test Kitchen, where the test cooks and editors have exhaustively examined every ingredient, technique, and piece of equipment that is critical to your baking success. Have you wondered how long you can keep that can of baking powder in your cabinet or what brand of chocolate will yield the best brownies or flourless chocolate cake? Or puzzled over the key to making pizza crust that is thin and crisp or cookies that bake evenly? The editors at Cook's Illustrated have pulled back the curtain on the seemingly complex world of baking to give you the answers to these and thousands of other questions.
Publisher: Brookline, Mass. : America's Test Kitchen, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780936184753
Characteristics: ix, 515 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Cook's illustrated


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Jul 29, 2012

Are you afraid of buttercream? Have no fear, America's Test Kitchen is here! I love the books from the Ilustrated series and as a baker, this one is especially close to my heart. Find out the hows and whys for your dessert and baking favorites. Perfect for beginners and old hands.

May 10, 2011

This is a great book - I found that it gave explanations as to why things happened so that I could transfer that knowledge to other areas of my baking. As a result of this book, my bread is amazing!!!!

Jul 12, 2005

The ultimate book for home bakers! Cook''s Illustrated tests recipes over and over and over and over so that you don''t have to, tweaking ingredients and proportions to develop the best recipe for everything under the sun. This book is a compilation of their tested recipes for baked goods -- sweet and savoury -- all of which include the stories of *how* the test kitchens tweaked the recipes and *why* the recipes they develop work so well. The pastry cream recipe is an absolute knockout!


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