Teen Baking Bootcamp: 60 Essential Recipes to Take You From Amateur to Pro

Teen Baking Bootcamp: 60 Essential Recipes to Take You From Amateur to Pro

by Matthew Merril
Teen Baking Bootcamp: 60 Essential Recipes to Take You From Amateur to Pro

Teen Baking Bootcamp: 60 Essential Recipes to Take You From Amateur to Pro

by Matthew Merril


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Teens, Take Over Your Kitchen!

Throw away that boxed cake mix and get ready to take your desserts to the next level with teenage baking superstar Matthew Merril. Learn all the proper techniques from a pro as Matthew shares his best baking recipes. He’ll help you avoid all the common pitfalls he made as a young baker, leading you down the easy path to self-taught baking.

Each recipe is rated on a difficulty scale so you can work your way through the book like a master baking class. Start off with Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Cookies—a four-ingredient wonder that has reached more than 1.8 million views on Matthew’s TikTok. Then, learn how to make your own caramel from scratch to create a decadent Southern Caramel Cake, or how to use a water bath to make the perfect Very-Berry Strawberry Cheesecake. And when you’ve really built up your skills, you can master the art of the meringue with Matthew’s Food Network–Winning S’mores Macarons.

Jam-packed with 60 recipes and lots of baking secrets, you’ll have everything you need to become a teen baking prodigy!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645674641
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 03/22/2022
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,078,546
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Matthew Merril has been featured on several Food Network series, including Kids Baking Championship, Holiday Baking Championship, Chopped Junior and Guy’s Grocery Games. Following his success on Food Network, Matthew started creating his own content on Matthew in the Kitchen, his popular cooking and baking page on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram. Matthew currently lives in Great Falls, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Matthew's Kitchen Rundown 9

Classic Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream 14

The Only Chocolate Cake You'll Ever Need with Swiss Meringue Buttercream 17

Everyone's Favorite Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 20

Very Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting 23

Immaculate Angel Food Cake 26

Perfect Found Cake with Lemon Glaze 29

Berry Blast Cupcakes 30

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 33

Sunday Morning Coffee Cake 36

My Famous Banana Bread 39

Southern Caramel Cake 40

My Grandma's Ultimate Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 43

Matthew-Style German Chocolate Cake 46

Very-Berry Strawberry Cheesecake 49

Light n' Fluffy Chiffon Cake with Whipped Cream 51

Five-Star Chocolate Chip Cookies 56

Quick and Easy No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies 59

Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Cookies 60

Marvelous Macaroons 63

Super Snickerdoodles 64

Decadent Double Chocolate Chip Cookies 67

Not-Your-Average Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 68

My Food Network-Winning S'mores Macarons 70

Lip-Smacking Soft Sugar Cookies 72

Fancy Chocolate Chip Cookies 75

Classic Sugar Cookie Cutouts with Royal Icing 77

Simple Berry Crisp 82

The Secret Recipe Key Lime Pie 85

When Life Gives You Lemons Lemon Meringue Pie 87

All-American Apple Pie 90

Summertime Peach Pie 95

Totally Bananas! Banana Cream Pie 97

Triple Berry Pie 101

Grandpa's Favorite Cherry Pie 102

Perfect Pumpkin Pie 105

Mississippi Mud Pie 106

Banoffee Pie 109

Absolutely Nuts! Coconut Cream Pie 110

As-Seen-on-TV Chocolate Cream Pie 113

Matthew-Style Caramel Pecan Pie 114

Campfire S'mores Pie 117

Blue Ribbon Bars 119

The Best Ever Brownies 120

Award-Winning Blondies 123

Luscious Lemon Bars 124

Drop and Give Me 7 (Layer Bars)! 127

Unbelievable Caramel Cookie Bars 128

Pastry Paradise 131

Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Rolls 132

Ooh La La Éclairs with Chocolate Ganache and Pastry Cream 135

Better-Than-Mall Soft Pretzels 138

Gourmet Pop Tarts 141

The Best Brioche Bread 144

Cozy Apple Strudel with Caramel Sauce 147

Very-Berry Strawberry Shortcake 150

Donut Depot 153

Vanilla Cake Donuts 154

Chocolate Cake Donuts 157

Gold Star Glazed Donuts 158

Strawberry Pink Glazed Donuts 162

Jelly-Filled Donuts with a Twist 165

Maple-Bacon Donuts 166

Red Velvet Cake Donuts 169

Acknowledgments 170

About the Author 171

Index 172

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