Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro [NOOK Book]

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With the demise of home economics in the school system, many adults have no baking experience at all, relying on dreary store-bought baked goods and artificial mixes to satisfy their cravings. Baking Basics and Beyond allows even absolute novices to prepare a wide array of delicious, healthy breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and more. In a warm, reassuring manner, Pat Sinclair leads beginning bakers step-by-step through each recipe, thoroughly explaining each technique and direction. After learning a basic ...
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Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro

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Overview


With the demise of home economics in the school system, many adults have no baking experience at all, relying on dreary store-bought baked goods and artificial mixes to satisfy their cravings. Baking Basics and Beyond allows even absolute novices to prepare a wide array of delicious, healthy breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and more. In a warm, reassuring manner, Pat Sinclair leads beginning bakers step-by-step through each recipe, thoroughly explaining each technique and direction. After learning a basic technique, additional recipes provide further practice and more elaborate results. This second edition contains more than 100 recipes, from old favorites like icebox cookies, cornbread, and brownies to updated classics, including Butterscotch Cashew Blondies, Chai Latte Custards, and Savory Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding. Throughout, explanations and precise tips, based on Sinclair's years of baking experience, make readers feel as though there is a friendly teacher in the kitchen, peering over their shoulders, and guiding them toward perfect results, every time.

This new edition of this basic, down-to-earth, reader-friendly baking guide is updated with beautiful full color photos throughout.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572846944
  • Publisher: Agate
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 479,753
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


Pat Sinclair is a food consultant with over 18 years experience working for high-profile corporate clients who target American home bakers such as Land O’Lakes, General Mills and Pillsbury. She is the recipe editor for two Pillsbury Classics Cookbooks and also Irresistible Desserts for Land O’Lakes. These best-selling cookbooks are sold through subscription and at newsstands across the country.

As a recipe developer, her corporate clients have included Ocean Spray, Diamond Walnuts, Smucker’s and Uncle Ben’s. She developed more than 275 recipes in the series “Easy to Bake, Easy to Make” for International Masters Publishers, a national publisher of recipe cards distributed through the mail.

She is the recipe editor for Carnival Creations (1996) and The Carnival Experience (2001), cookbooks published by Carnival Cruise Lines and featuring featuring specialties from chefs on the cruise liners. She worked closely with the chefs to adapt recipes for home kitchens.

For nine years she was a home economist on the Land O’Lakes Holiday Baking Hotline, where she responded to questions from consumers on a broad spectrum of baking issues. From this experience she gained a deeper appreciation for the challenges home bakers face.

Pat holds a bachelor’s degree in Food Research from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Foods from the University of Maryland. She is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). She lives in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.
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  • Posted February 10, 2013

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    I Love to bake, this book is amazing. There's a walk through of

    I Love to bake, this book is amazing. There's a walk through of all the things you thought you knew but could do just a Little bit better, tips and tricks and recipes for quite a bit. I've made a lot from this book and everything has tasted great without fail. I use this book as a go to when I forget things too, it tells what ingredients specific purposes are; like what baking powder/soda do.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

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    Great Book for Novice to Intermediate Baker

    This book has a lot of basic baking information and a good list of baking essentials (measuring cups, spoons, pans, etc.) Also information about staples to keep on hand if you intend to do a lot of baking. Many baking recipe staples (like baking powder biscuits) as well as old favorites I had forgotten about. Each recipe contains helpful hints and the last chapter "beyond the basics" provides recipes for kicking it up a notch or two. Measurements are in cups and grams/liters. It is also the first e-book I've gotten that is actually formatted correctly and the Index allows you to find a recipe alphabetically and then touch it to go right to the recipe. Other e-books I have gotten didn't work correctly, but this one is great. A welcome addition to any bakers library.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Is this a good book

    If you are a beginner you would probley read the 1st page to the 14th page.But if not start on 15. I just got this and i love it
    . I also love baking and you have to like baking to read it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    It sounds like a good book

    Can youbbuy it with a gift card

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Great

    Lol its such a good book
    U should read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Fabuless

    I love doing hair,cooking, and backing. Its amaging what people can do at a yong age

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    These recipes sound good

    As a person who regards herself as a better baker than an all round cook, I have made quite a few of the types of baked goods mentioned in this book. As I glanced through the recipes, I found some that I am certainly going to try out on my husband. I have never made blueberry scones, for example--and here is a recipe for them. Last year we picked a lot of blueberries, and I need a way to use them up. This will help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Hard to read

    The type is so light, I couldn't read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    *****Read Me*****

    I love to bake and l would to like to know if there is anything easy ,but good and yummy!! ;')

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Cool

    Learn how to bake fooles

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    Posted December 26, 2012

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