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Back To Baking: 200 Timeless Recipes To Bake, Share And Enjoy [Hardcover]

Anna Olson
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Book Description

Nov. 7 2011

In this latest book from bestselling author and celebrity chef Anna Olson, the mystery of baking is revealed with 215 all-new recipes. Whether looking to bake a fundamental recipe like a basic shortbread cookie or brownie; or delving into a classic torte or an imaginative holiday dessert, Anna provides a reliable framework for all of your baking, with guaranteed success. With section on baking troubleshooting or tips on accurate measuring, Anna helps novice bakers bypass any kitchen disaster and move right on to produce perfect baked goods every time.

Back to Baking is about enjoying the process of baking itself, (making those extras that can have a place in a balanced diet), in modest portions. Making something from scratch gives you control. You know what you're making, what's going into the dish, and how it's being prepared. Because these delights are homemade, the recipes can suit those with food intolerances and allergies. With entire chapters on dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and low-fat/low-sugar baking, this book has recipes for everyone you love.

Whether you're a novice cook, perhaps a young person who wants to make your first batch of brownies, or a more adventurous baker who's ready to tackle a wedding cake, this book provides fundamental formulas and guidelines, as well as sophisticated advice for any home baker. Try your hand at recipes such as:

Chewy Molasses Cookies
Delectable Fudge Brownies
Two-Crust Caramel Apple Pie
Raisin Butter Tarts
Whole Wheat Carrot Sticky Buns
Chocolate Layer Cake with Caramel Frosting

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Anna Olson is the host of Fresh with Anna Olson on Food Network Canada and she has hosted five seasons of the program Sugar, which airs regularly on Food Network Canada and is broadcasted internationally. This is Anna's seventh book with Whitecap, including Inn on the Twenty Cookbook and Anna & Michael Olson Cook At Home, which she co-authored with her husband. She lives in the heart of Canada's Niagara region.

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Those of us who bake understand that baking is about a sense of satisfaction, a sense of sharing. Especially these days, when time is our most valuable commodity, taking the time to make something that doesn't just feed the family but is meant as a reward is a gift that can be as gratifying for the giver as it is for the receiver. If you're ready to feel that sense of satisfaction and sharing, then it's time to get back to baking.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Bookish Thoughts... Jan. 24 2012
By Reader Writer Runner TOP 50 REVIEWER
As a professional baker, I've waded through my share of dessert cookbooks but rarely have I found one containing such accessible, delicious and fool-proof recipes as does Anna Olson's "Back to Baking."

Olson's natural talent and curiosity combined with her culinary education, work in top-rated restaurants, hosting of Food Network shows and authoring of several cookbooks make her the perfect person to write a baking bible. Indeed, she covers many topics including pies and tarts, cakes, custards, holiday desserts and goods for those with dietary concerns (dairy-free, egg-free, low-fat and gluten-free). Some of my already-favourites include kitchen sink muffins, peanut butter Naniamo bars and chocolate cake with caramel frosting. But every end product has the perfect texture, appropriate sweetness and deep hints of citrus, spice and other aromatics.

Despite the book's beautiful photos, Olson said in an interview with The Vancouver Sun, "don't just make a recipe because the photo is attractive. Read the recipe and make sure the process is also attractive to you." To ensure your baking experience goes as smoothly as possible, Olson's book begins with an informative chapter called Before You Bake, providing tips on measuring accurately, mixing, making baking-pan choices and selecting baking ingredients. In her recipes, she also provides as many visual clues as possible to let you know you're on the right track, such as indicating if the batter should look thin, or if it should be a little lumpy.

For someone just learning to bake, she recommends beginning with a treat thoroughly covered in her book: cookies. "They always turn out and if they are not quite right, it's not a big deal," Olson said. Wise advice from a talented Canadian baker.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book - could use more pictures June 17 2012
I am happy with this cookbook. I'm a big fan of Anna, and am so happy she's focusing on baking again. The book is lovely, full of great basic and stepped-up recipes, fabulous tips, insights and wisdom. It is just a little lacking in pictures.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice instructional book Sept. 19 2012
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I have to say i have enjoyed watching Anna on the TV, she is a great instructional chef and that is what brought me to this book, agreed the book could have done with more photographs of the finished products and more recipes pertaining to her tv show but all in all it's a great book to have and will be used often alongside the recording I have of her programs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and easy to use July 29 2013
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Easy to follow recipes. So far idiot proof, unlike a lot of cook books. I highly recommend it to anybody who bakes
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL!! April 21 2013
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Well, what can I say.. Anna Olson! Her recipes work! I love the layout and the pictures.

Uncomplicated and simple.

A+ from me!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have baked more than 20 recipes from this book so far and have yet to find one that doesn't come out as described or shown. Among our favourites so far: Banana Walnut Bread made with almond or soy milk, Coconut Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting, Basic Brown Sugar Cookies that children can make, White Chocolate Raspberry Lime Cheesecake, Frosted Banana Nut Bars with orange flavouring, and Cranberry Spelt Drop Scones. The recipes are easy but far from boring and show a lot of imagination in combining ingredients for a delicious result. You will find a lot of unique recipes. I also like that the directions are clear but not over-explained. There are a lot of good photos but not every recipe is illustrated..... my only disappointment with this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the best of Anna Olsen! Dec 15 2012
By Janet
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Lovely cook book with pictures and new ideas. Can't wait to bake more of the recipes. This book is full of appealing bars, cookies, cakes and cupcakes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Favourite family memories! June 14 2014
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What a wonderful cookbook. Great classic recipes that evoke childhood memories of mom baking gingerbread cake and serving it warm with real whipped cream and applesauce folded into it. Would have liked to have calorie/fat etc ingredients.. The tips are helpful and love the "dairy free....gluten free" tabs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book is exceptional,.
Published 1 month ago by Martin Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars shipping was great..
This is a Christmas gift for my mother....and she keeps hinting for this book....can't wait to give it to her......shipping was great...
Published 1 month ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars For your sweet tooth
Just as good as "Sugar" if not better!
Published 1 month ago by David Dufresne
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional
Lots of photo step by step instruction and tasty creations. Had no problem following the recipe for chocolate torte and looking forward to trying more. Read more
Published 5 months ago by rahski
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to Backing : 200 TImeless Recipes to Bake, Share and Enjoy
Anna Olson's book is large, lots of pictures and thoughfully laid out so you are even more tempted to make everything. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Shayla Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Even a gluten free chapter!!!!
After viewing Baking with Anna on television I was glad to see a book which also features foundation recipes and how to do its for many baked goods. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Barbara J White
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Job Aid,
I have been watching Anna's new cooking show and am learning so many tips however trying to remember everything she shares with her viewers like myself is not easy. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ginette Cyr Couture
5.0 out of 5 stars The answer to my baking prayers!
I am a self-professed baking failure. I have followed recipes in a meticulous fashion for over two decades and despite my best efforts, have failed at even the most basic of... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Chantal Marleau
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