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Betty Crocker Baking Basics: Recipes and Tips to Bake with Confidence [Spiral-bound]

Betty Crocker

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Book Description

Jan. 16 2009
Not just a recipe book, Betty Crocker Baking Basics is a one-stop beginner's guide for new bakers, with friendly easy-to-follow directions, 360 photos, features and lots of tips designed to make baking feel easy and fun.
* BC Baking Basics is the companion title to Betty Crocker Cooking Basics 2e, which will be release in Fall 08, with the same lay-flat wiro format and price point.
* The titles features 90 simple and popular baked goods, including Lemon Bars, Peanut Butter Cookies, Tres Leches Cake, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Fresh Apple Pie, Three-Berry Tart, Banana Bread, Cornbread, Almond-Poppy Seed Muffins, Pizza Dough, Four-Grain Batter Bread, Strawberry Shortcake, Hot Fudge Sundae Cake, Fresh Peach Cobbler, Molten Chocolate Cake, Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie, and Creme Brulee.
* Design and voice appeals to today's young bakers: Up-to-date information and photos cover contemporary topics like the best equipment to buy (as well as a "wish list" for people who want to buy a few special tools). Features like "What Went Wrong" maintain a casual approach to baking designer to appeal to new bakers looking more to bake as a fun activity to enjoy with friends or with your kids. The conversational tone will sound more like a sister or a friend rather than Mom.
* 360 color photos include 90 beauty shots and 270 how-to and ID shots. Every recipe will have a finished photo and a how-to shot.
* Special baking features employ how-to photos and tips to cover basics baking techniques such as frosting and decorating a cake, rolling out pie crust, and kneading and shaping bread dough.

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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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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  18 reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy Dec 24 2009
By Alena Mikhaylova - Published on Amazon.com
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars a good starting point Jan. 28 2010
By Dulce Porciuncula - Published on Amazon.com
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this came very handy for me. it covers different types of baked goods - breads, cakes, rolls, etc...it also covers equipment and basic ingredient information as well as trouble shooting.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it's a good bread and dessert book May 13 2010
By Amazon Shopper - Published on Amazon.com
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!! May 6 2010
By S. Trippe - Published on Amazon.com
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to Bake! Dec 18 2012
By Polly Slappey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I bought two copies of this cookbook; one for my home and one for a single dad needing to make Christmas cookies for his kids. I am an experienced cook and baker, but still found this book to have information I didn't know! It's great for those who are beginning, and even for those of us who think we know it all!

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