What to Bake & How to Bake It

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A quintessential baking cookbook – with 500 step-by-step photographs – for both beginners and seasoned bakers, by Jane Hornby, author of the popular What to Cook and How to Cook It.

What to Bake and How to Bake It is destined to be the new favorite cookbook of novice bakers, while offering plenty of inspiration for more experienced home cooks. With ten photos per recipe, the steps are easy to follow for fifty go-to desserts, including classic cookies, family-friendly cakes, ...

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Overview

A quintessential baking cookbook – with 500 step-by-step photographs – for both beginners and seasoned bakers, by Jane Hornby, author of the popular What to Cook and How to Cook It.

What to Bake and How to Bake It is destined to be the new favorite cookbook of novice bakers, while offering plenty of inspiration for more experienced home cooks. With ten photos per recipe, the steps are easy to follow for fifty go-to desserts, including classic cookies, family-friendly cakes, elegant pastries, and much more. From Salted Caramel Shortbread Bites to Malted Milk Chocolate Birthday Cake, Skinny Blueberry Muffins to One Crust Apple and Blackberry Pie, and Sticky Pear and Pecan Toffee Cake to Vanilla Fruit Scones, there is a homemade treat here for everyone.

Hailed as a "Gen Y Nigella Lawson" by Glamour, Hornby has a down-to-earth style that makes the impossible possible, and her new collection of foolproof, repeatedly tested, delicious recipes will ensure you’re confident in the kitchen.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/01/2014
Successful baking is all about sweating the details, and thanks to the excellent tutelage of Hornby (What to Cook & How to Cook It), even novices will be able to make beautiful and tasty creations from scratch. Hornby breaks down recipes with step-by-step photos such as creaming butter, whisking egg whites, and whipping cream that guide readers from beginning to end. She offers general tips such as measuring carefully and making sure ingredients are the right temperature, along with more specific recommendations to help master cakes, breads, and cookies without extensive decorating. She even starts with the basics including equipment, ingredients, and utensils needed. Individual recipes span numerous pages and include photos of measured ingredients, combined ingredients, prebaked batter or dough, and the finished product. She offers 50 appetizing recipes like golden citrus drizzle cake, skinny blueberry muffins, and chocolate profiteroles. More complicated confections such as jelly rolls, maple-pecan cinnamon rolls, and chocolate hazelnut logs are sufficiently detailed so as to seem almost simple. For those looking for expert instruction on making cakes, bread, pies and more, Hornby provides an ideal place to start. Color Photos (Sept.)
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"A Gen Y Nigella Lawson." – Glamour

"Novice bakers, rejoice! This photo—packed guide to home baking showcases easy treats that still manage to impress. If you’re ready to shed your identity as a hopeless non—baker, then What to Bake & How to Bake It is your book." – Epicurious.com

"For those looking for expert instruction on making cakes, bread, pies and more, Hornby provides an ideal place to start." – Publishers Weekly

"Fifty recipes for the amateur baker (read: an ideal book for you and the children) run the gamut from sheet cakes to pastry. All have step-by-step photos, and beautiful illustrations throughout." – Real Simple

TrendingNY Want List selection, September 2014

"Hornby sets out to ’take the guesswork out of baking‘, and with clarity and concision, that’s exactly what she does.[Jane] covers all bases with a definitive collection of recipes. Impeccable step-by-step methods, leaping off the page in both textual and photographic form. Graphic precision and simplicity, the overall effect is one of calm in the kitchen.This weighty hardback is definitely a looker." – The Guardian

"Jane Hornby’s novice—friendly What to Cook & How to Cook It (2010) was a game—changer for the penniless, starving student; now she is working a similar magic on Bake Off—inspired non—bakers." – The Daily Telegraph

"Foolproof. Demystifies the world of baking." Eat In

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714868653
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 9/29/2014
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 173,747
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Hornby is an established baker, food writer, cookbook author, and recipe tester. She is a columnist for BBC’s Good Food magazine and teaches cooking classes. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and been featured in media outlets throughout the U.S. and UK. She is the author of the cookbooks What to Cook and How to Cook It and Fresh and Easy, both published by Phaidon. Hornby lives outside of London in the English countryside with her fiancé and top recipe taster Ross.

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