Home for the Holidays: Festive Baking With Whole Grains

Home for the Holidays: Festive Baking With Whole Grains

by Ken Haedrich
     
 
This cornucopia of wholesome festive treats will fill the home with delicious aromas and the spirit of the holidays. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and the New Year, Ken Haedrich creates simple recipes for breakfasts, brunches, family-style celebrations, and goodies for gift-giving. Haedrich, a father of four, offers a low-stress approach to baking that includes

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This cornucopia of wholesome festive treats will fill the home with delicious aromas and the spirit of the holidays. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and the New Year, Ken Haedrich creates simple recipes for breakfasts, brunches, family-style celebrations, and goodies for gift-giving. Haedrich, a father of four, offers a low-stress approach to baking that includes special tips on sharing the fun with children. Bounties of the season include Deep-Dish Lamb Pie with Mint Gremolada, gorgeous Lemon Cream Scones, Squash Quick Bread with Cider Raisins, Pastry Pizza with a Whole Wheat Crust, Parmesan and Basil Focaccia, Apple Butter Maple Pie, Gingerbread Tart, Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The main points of this friendly holiday cookbook are the use of whole grains and the practice of baking as a family experience. Together these elements imbue the holiday with character and remind us that ``the simple things in life are some of the best things.'' Like many bakers, Haedrich ( Country Baking ) begins his holiday season with Thanksgiving, focusing on filling the Thanksgiving breadbasket with hearty fare such as whole wheat Parker House rolls and three-grain biscuits. Recipes for other holiday traditions follow: cranberry scones (for Christmas Day breakfast); rose water almond nuggets to mail to friends or leave for Santa; apple butter maple pie for the dessert table. A favored spice is cardamon; many doughs are yeast-based (Haedrich presents sidebars for readers unfamiliar with these). Menus and gift suggestions are helpful; recipe instructions are clear, if talky. Introductions are chatty and sentimental: the liberal use of the adjectives ``little'' and ``special'' and sentences interrupted by exclamation points may grate on some sensibilities. Still, for the baker tired of white-flour holiday recipes, this is an excellent choice. (Oct.)
Barbara Jacobs
Yeast shy? Fruitcake-phobic? Whole wheat avoider? Remedies for these baking situations are contained in Haedrich's newest oven-proved collection. It may be difficult, at first, to accept such recipes as whole wheat parker house rolls or whole wheat rugelach, but, with a bit of persuasion and concessions to health, bakers will find other treats to fashion among the more than 125 provided here--baked pumpkin donuts, romano cheese and basil crackers, and lemon-lime pudding cake, for instance. Eighteen menus, pantry foodstuffs, and baking gift ideas (along with some genuine New Hampshire warmth) round out the collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578660377
Publisher:
BBS Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
7.67(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.23(d)

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