The Best Quick Breads: 150 Recipes for Muffins, Scones, Shortcakes, Gingerbreads, Cornbreads, Coffeecakes, and More

The Best Quick Breads: 150 Recipes for Muffins, Scones, Shortcakes, Gingerbreads, Cornbreads, Coffeecakes, and More

by Beth Hensperger
     
 

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Take the 100 best recipes from the author’s classic (but out-of-print) The Art of Quick Breads, stir in 50 scrumptiously brand-new creations, and you have enough terrific quick breads to last a lifetime. Whether its Honey Lemon Cream Scones, a Brand-Glazed Zucchini Bread, or a Fresh Apricot Gingerbread, this is a deliciously soul-satisfying collection of treats.

Overview

Take the 100 best recipes from the author’s classic (but out-of-print) The Art of Quick Breads, stir in 50 scrumptiously brand-new creations, and you have enough terrific quick breads to last a lifetime. Whether its Honey Lemon Cream Scones, a Brand-Glazed Zucchini Bread, or a Fresh Apricot Gingerbread, this is a deliciously soul-satisfying collection of treats. With The Best Quick Breads, a busy schedule no longer stands in the way of fresh baked goods. Most of the recipes can be prepared in a hurry—in less time than it takes to run to the corner bakery. This new collection of recipes from Beth Hensperger, 100 of them from her much-loved The Art of Quick Breads (now out of print) plus 50 brand-new creations, has favorite fare for breakfast on the run, lazy Sunday morning repasts, and elegant holiday brunches. A delightful array of savory recipes brings quick breads into all the meals of the day. Beyond the 150 breads, there are recipes for flavored syrups, sweet and savory sauces, and fresh jams and curds to add extra elegance when the occasion calls for it. Easy and quick, piping hot and delicious!

Recipes include:
Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread
Fresh Apple Coffee Cake
Banana Waffles
Buttermilk Cherry Scones
Oat Scones
Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins
Black Olive and Goat Cheese Muffins
Skillet Cornbread with Walnuts
Mushroom Oven Pancake with Chive Sauce
Classic Crêpes
Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Butter
Chocolate Gingerbread with Bittersweet Glaze

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her no-fuss, straightforward style, Hensperger (The Bread Bible, etc.) expertly lays out the basics for making quick breads in this exhaustive, offbeat book. She offers 150 recipes in all: 100 from her now out-of-print The Art of Quick Breads and 50 brand new. Classic loaves, such as Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread, appear alongside innovative items like Fresh Orange-Oatmeal Bread and Amaretto Nut Bead. Standout muffins include Rye Muffins with Orange and Fennel, Zucchini-Basil Baby Cakes and Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins. Gingerbreads are redolent with spices and unusual ingredients such as stout and peaches. This is not to imply that all of Hensperger's recipes rely on wacky ingredient combinations. She includes plenty of staid recipes like Fresh Apple Coffee Cake and Chicken-and-Mushroom-Filled Cr pes with b chamel. But just as Hensperger expands the definition of quick breads to include pancakes, cr pes, dumplings and even latkes, she also enlarges the pool of potential quick bread ingredients to incorporate some new tastes: Autumn Persimmon Pancakes, Graham Popovers, and Soda Bread with Caraway and Drambuie. The entries sometimes border on the unorthodox (Chinatown Green Onion Cakes; Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Butter), but with recipes this concise and inviting, readers are unlikely to complain. (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Library Journal
Hensperger's smaller quick breads book includes 100 recipes from her earlier Art of Quick Breads, now out of print, as well as 50 new ones. In addition to quick loaves, both sweet and savory, there are waffles, dumplings, biscuits, popovers, and a variety of other easy baked goods, along with some tasty accompaniments, such as the Fruit Salsa for her Hopi Blue Corn Hotcakes. For most collections. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
The Best Quick Breads showcases 150 outstanding recipes for breads suitable for all dining occasions. From Indian Pumpkin Bread, Cornmeal Savarins, Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins, and Whole Wheat Waffles with Cherry Sauce, to Blueberry Cheese Crumbcake, Oat Scones with Apple-Pear Butter, Apricot and Prune Coffee Cake, and Savory Black Olive Bread, The Best Quick Breads is a welcome addition to any family's cookbook collection. Of special interest are the sections dedicated to: "Notes from the Kitchen"; "Ingredients, Techniques, and Basic Recipes", "Kitchen Equipment", and a user-friendly index.
From the Publisher
"Beth Hensperger brings us a collection of delightfully simple quick breads. Here are scores of recipes, both sweet and savory, that are easy enough to make on a weekday and delicious enough to serve at any meal, from a casual family breakfast to a have-friends-in Sunday supper. This is the kind of book that earns a permanent place on the kitchen bookshelf." - Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking with Julia and Waffles"

Just when you thought it had all been said and done, Beth Hensperger comes along with a collection of quick breads that looks utterly enticing, fresh, new, yet happily familiar." —Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and The Savory Way"

Not only is Beth's book packed with delectable recipes, but it provides useful information on timing, techniques, and baking pans. With this book you will never run out of ideas for delicious goodies." —Amy Scherber, author of Amy's Breads and owner of Amy's Breads, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558325463
Publisher:
Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date:
10/11/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
837,223
File size:
22 MB
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Meet the Author

Beth Hensperger, a New Jersey native who has lived in California since her teens, has been educating, writing, and demo-lecturing about the art of baking for over 30 years. In the last few years, she has shifted focus to countertop appliance-driven cookbooks that embrace adapting traditional and professional recipes for the home cook: the bread machine, the rice cooker, the microwave, and a four-volume compilation specifically for use with the electric slow cooker, stressing personal creativity in preparation and selection of ingredients. Hensperger is the author of over 22 cookbooks, including the best-selling Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook series, which includes NYMSC Recipes for Entertaining, NYMSC Family Favorites, and NYMSC Recipes for Two, along with the blockbuster first volume, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Her other books include highly-acclaimed titles such as The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook, The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, NYM Microwave Cookbook, and NYM Weeknight Cooking. She is also the author of The Bread Bible (Chronicle Books), winner of a James Beard Award in 2000. She has twice been nominated for the Julia Child/IACP Cookbook Award. Hensperger wrote a San José Mercury News food column for twelve years, “Baking with the Seasons.” She is a contributor to dozens of national and online cooking & lifestyle magazines, such as Food & Wine, Rachael Ray Magazine, Veggie Life, Cooking Light, Working Woman, Victoria, Prevention, and Family Circle, and is a sought after newspaper and radio interviewee speaking on slow cooking, bread baking, and entertaining. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her website at www.bethhensperger.com and blog at www.notyourmotherscookbook.com.

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