BN.com Gift Guide

The Great Holiday Baking Book: Over 250 Recipes for Occasions Throughout the Year

Overview

An expert on traditional holidays and the special baked treats that mark them, veteran chef and cookbook writer Beatrice Ojakangas presents recipes for twenty-one seasonal occasions and cultural holidays. She takes you from spring to winter with recipes like heart-shaped coffee cake for Valentine's Day, Austrian carnival doughnuts or spicy rabbit cookies for Easter, and cinnamon-walnut kamish bread or challah for Rosh Hashanah. For Christmas, the biggest baking season of the year, Ojakangas offers enticing ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers and in stores.

Pick Up In Store Near You

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $9.85   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$9.85
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(833)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2001-07-19 Paperback New NEW. NO remainder markings. A brand new book perfect inside and out.

Ships from: Midland, VA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$9.93
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(489)

Condition: New
2001 Paperback New

Ships from: san francisco, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$11.66
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17849)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$11.67
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10638)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$13.93
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23567)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

An expert on traditional holidays and the special baked treats that mark them, veteran chef and cookbook writer Beatrice Ojakangas presents recipes for twenty-one seasonal occasions and cultural holidays. She takes you from spring to winter with recipes like heart-shaped coffee cake for Valentine's Day, Austrian carnival doughnuts or spicy rabbit cookies for Easter, and cinnamon-walnut kamish bread or challah for Rosh Hashanah. For Christmas, the biggest baking season of the year, Ojakangas offers enticing recipes for thirty-eight classic and fancy cookies, eighteen yeast breads, thirteen quick breads, nine cakes, ten bar cookies and brownies, and many more. With these recipes, every holiday is sure to be memorable.

In addition to its array of delectable foods, The Great Holiday Baking Book is brimming with holiday lore from cultures around the world. Ojakangas also provides helpful tips and practical information about hosting a cookie-swap party, organizing your bustling holiday kitchen, involving the kids in baking fun, and more. With its variety of specialties and treats for almost every gala occasion, The Great Holiday Baking Book is sure to become an indispensable part of your feasts and celebrations.

Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including The Great Scandinavian Baking Book (1999) and Scandinavian Feasts (2001), both published by the University of Minnesota Press. Her articles have been published in Bon App├ętit, Gourmet, Cooking Light, Cuisine, and Redbook, and she has appeared on television's Baking with Julia Child and Martha Stewart's Living. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

Baked treats have been part of family holiday celebrations for generations. Whether it is old-fashioned New England Steamed Pudding, Australian White Christmas Pavlova, or the ultimate fruitcake, Ojakangas's array of fun and festive projects make baking a deliciously rewarding activity for the entire family.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Food connoisseur Ojakangas (Gourmet Cooking for Two) is no stranger to baked goods. Her newest volume is an innovative accumulation of culinary memorabilia commemorative of celebrated holidays. The book covers a wide cross-section of cultural backgrounds and delves into the historical tradition of each holiday, as well as the foods served during its shenanigans. The first section unfolds with Passover dessert treats, marking their biblical origins and the absence of leavening agents (which represent ``the evil impulse of the heart''), with the exception of beaten eggs. However, during the Easter celebration, an egg is symbolic of Christ's tomb. The recipes are challenging to prepare. Some require letting the ingredients chill overnight or preparing the mixture a couple of days in advance. However, bakers should not be deterred by lengthy preparation time-try baking dinner rolls in one hour or making a favorite, fruit-or nut-filled rugalachs. This is a handy reference tool for whenever the right festive occasion arises. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Klivans, a talented home cook turned pastry chef, offers a collecton of desserts so mouth-watering that it would hardly matter if they had to be prepared at the last minute, so the fact that all can be made ahead and frozen is a wonderful bonus. She starts with "The Frozen Pantry," basics such as cake layers and praline that are good to have on hand, and then moves on to recipes for Caramel Butterscotch Squares, Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Cake, Candy Bar Pie, and dozens more, including, not surprisingly, lots of ice cream desserts. Highly recommended. [Homestyle Books dual main selection.] Ojakangas is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Scandinavian Feasts (LJ 5/15/92) and many books on baking. Here she includes both savory baked goods and sweet ones for holidays the year round, from Passover and Easter through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah to Valentine's Day. The recipes are international in scope, with lots of traditional ethnic specialites; most are more homey than sophisticated, and some are earmarked for baking with kids. An appealing and varied assortment; recommended for most baking collections.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816638680
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Beatrice Ojakangas has written more than a dozen cookbooks, including Pot Pies, Quick Breads, Light Desserts, The Finnish Cookbook, The Great Scandinavian Baking Book, and Scandinavian Feasts. She works as a consultant for Pillsbury and other major food companies, teaches cooking classes, and writes for various food magazines. Beatrice lives in Duluth. Minnesota.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)