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The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook

The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook

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by King Arthur Flour
     
 

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The trusted companion of scores of home bakers is finally available in paperback!Originally Published ten years ago - and shortly thereafter honored as the James Beard Foundation's Cookbook of the Year (2003) - this cookbook is today every bit as relevant as it was then. And now the modern classic is in easy to use Flexibound Paperback, with its hundreds of easy

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The trusted companion of scores of home bakers is finally available in paperback!Originally Published ten years ago - and shortly thereafter honored as the James Beard Foundation's Cookbook of the Year (2003) - this cookbook is today every bit as relevant as it was then. And now the modern classic is in easy to use Flexibound Paperback, with its hundreds of easy and foolproof recipes, from yeast breads and sourdoughs to trendy flatbreads and crackers to family favorites such as pancakes and waffles. Leading you through the steps of leavening, mixing, proofing, and kneading through shaping and baking, the experts at King Arthur Flour also include their best fried doughs, quick breads, batter breads, biscuits, quiches, cobblers and crisps, cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, tarts, and pastries.For more than 200 years King Arthur Flour has been in the business of making the highest quality key ingredient in all of baking: flour. They've done decades of experimentation and research in their famous test kitchens on how the various ingredients in baked goods behave and why. The Baker's Companion, a kind of culmination of generations of loving work, brings you more than 350 recipes that teach you which ingredients work together as well as which don't and why. It is this knowledge that will allow you to unleash your own creativity and to experiment in the kitchen.You'll get a complete overview of ingredients in chapters on flours, sweeteners, leaveners, fats, and more. You'll find information on substitutions and variations, as well as troubleshooting advice from pros at King Arthur Four.

Editorial Reviews

Florence Fabricant - New York Times
“I doubt there is a better, more up-to-date baking primer than The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion.”
People Magazine
“This is not one of those cheesy supermarket promotions where every recipe features the preferred brand in BIG TYPE. It’s an authoritative study, decades in the making, from the pros in King Arthur’s test kitchen.”
Boston Globe
“Uncondescending and patient, carefully walking you through the steps to baking perfection without assuming you know a thing.”
Associated Press Staff
“A book that will fire ovens and bakers’ passions for years.”
Bookpage
“The final word on baking for both professional and home cooks.”
Booklist
“The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion’s provenance grants this book authority, and its comprehensiveness makes it a necessary purchase for every culinary collection.”
MSNBC.com
“Serious bakers, as well as those who want to learn from the best, will want to have this book on their shelves.”
Arizona Daily Star
“Loaded with easy-to-follow instructions, nutrition information and food tips…it’ll become as essential to your cookbook collection as Joy of Cooking.”
St. Petersburg Times
“This book is a must for any home baker.”
New Canaan (CT) Advertiser
“One of the best baking guides in print.
Comprehensive and comprehensible, it has such a wealth of information, it will take many baking sessions to absorb.”
New York Times
I doubt there is a better, more up-to-date baking primer than The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion.— Florence Fabricant
Library Journal
To anyone who bakes, The King Arthur Flour Baker's Catalogue is a great source of high-quality ingredients and equipment that also features favorite recipes from the company's test kitchens. Now the King Arthur bakers have put together a wide-ranging, hugely informative cookbook/ baking reference, with more than 350 delicious recipes for both sweet and savory baked goods. In addition to chapters on ingredients and equipment-as well as a long introductory note on the specifics of proper measuring (essential when baking)-there are trouble-shooting guides, boxes on topics like "Why Do Popovers Pop?," and miniessays on the history and provenance of various baked goods. The King Arthur Company is located in Vermont, and all the classic New England desserts, like slumps and grunts, and other all-American favorites are here, but so are many recipes from other traditions-e.g., Sardinian Parchment Bread, Indian Roti, Curry and Ginger Crackers, and Lavash. The text and headnotes are highly readable, with an easy, approachable style, and there are dozens of line drawings of equipment and methods, many of them step-by-step illustrations of important techniques. Essential. [Good Cook Book Club main selection.] Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581571783
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
59,100
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

King Arthur Flour is the largest single educator of bakers in the world. Employee owned since 1996, the company conducts a yearly national baking class tour that has provided free baking classes to many thousands of bakers across the U.S. The company also publishes The Baking Sheet, a newsletter of recipes and baking information. The
Baker's Catalogue, a wholly owned subsidiary, sponsors an online baking forum, The Baking Circle, on its parent company's Web site. The company's 2003 release, The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion,
was selected as one of the best cookbooks of the year by Food &
Wine, People, and many other national publications. Other books by King Arthur Flour include The Original King Arthur Flour Cookbook, The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion, and King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking.

All the bakers at
King Arthur Flour work from their 12-sided post-and-beam headquarters in
Norwich , Vermont.

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