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Betty Crocker Baking Basics: Recipes and Tips to Bake with Confidence Spiral-bound – Jan 16 2009

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The One Cookbook You Need to Fix All Your Favorite Treats!

Everybody loves homemade cookies, cakes, pies and muffins. If you want to start baking these treats but aren't quite sure how, then Betty Crocker Baking Basics is the cookbook for you. Inside, you'll find easy recipes for all your favorites, from Peanut Butter Cookies, Carrot Cake and Pumpkin Pie to Caramel Sticky Rolls, Berry Cheesecake and Molten Chocolate Cakes. For each recipe, illustrated techniques and goof-proof instructions guide you step by step to delicious results—even if you've never baked before. You also get lots of helpful pointers and information that demystify basic skills and help you start baking with confidence.

  • 90 easy recipes show how to fix your favorite baked treats

  • How-to photographs for each recipe illustrate key steps

  • "101" sections explain the basics of cookies, cakes, muffins and more

  • Recipes range from simple snacks to showstoppers like Chocolate Soufflé

  • An illustrated guide covers essential baking equipment and techniques

  • Every recipe includes cooking times, nutrition information and high-altitude baking instructions

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great buy Dec 24 2009
By Al - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I bought this book and was very happy with it. It has loads of recipes on desserts. But what I like the most is that this book has an illustration to each recipe, so i know how the end product should look like.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
a good starting point Jan. 28 2010
By Dulce Porciuncula - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
this came very handy for me. it covers different types of baked goods - breads, cakes, rolls, also covers equipment and basic ingredient information as well as trouble shooting.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
it's a good bread and dessert book May 13 2010
By Amazon Shopper - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound
I love the layout of the book - it's the same as the cooking basics book. The recipes are easy to follow and a picture helps reassure that you got it right. Good baking does come with precision and practice, so don't be too disappointed if it takes you a couple tries to get it right.

The only downside is it is a recipe book completely for desserts and bread. I was hoping for a few recipes for baked dishes that could I make and serve as a main dish. I'll still keep the book as it's a good reference for baked desserts and treats. But if you were going to only buy one cook book, I'd recommend the cooking basics book over this one.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book!! May 6 2010
By S. Trippe - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
What a great book!! I'm no cook...that's for sure, but this book is helping me learn how to correct some of the problems I've experienced in the past. It has lots of great suggestions and solutions for common baking problems, tons a great recipes and beautiful pictures. I bought it used, and it didn't cost me much at all.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
perfect choice! Feb. 21 2012
By gizzie - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
This is the perfect choice for someone who is a beginner in baking. It has a lot of pictures and step by step instructions for each recipe. It is very informative, and explains baking terms, which are used in a lot of recipes-- whipping, rising, etc. The book explains what utensils, bakeware, bowls, etc. to use to prepare recipes. I bought this book as a gift to teach my daughter how to bake, and she loves it!

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