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Baking: From My Home to Yours

Dorie Greenspan, Author, Alan Richardson, Photographer , photos by Alan Richardson. Houghton Mifflin $40 (514p) ISBN 978-0-618-44336-9

Greenspan, coauthor of books with culinary icons such as Julia Child (Baking with Julia ), Daniel Boulud and Pierre Hermé, shares her favorite recipes in this tantalizing collection, which covers all the baking bases, from muffins, cookies and brownies to spoon desserts, pies and cobblers. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, and Greenspan uses everyday ingredients readily available to the home chef. Recipes like Perfection Pound Cake and All-American, All-Delicious Apple Pie convey a comfortable, almost homey, familiarity that will bring readers back to this collection again and again. In addition, she provides insight into matters many cooks may not often consider, such as leaveners, technique and choosing the right pan. Numerous mouth-watering photos dot the book throughout, making it hard to choose which one to make first. Especially helpful is the Indispensables: Base Recipes section at the end of the book, which includes pointers for making key ingredients such dough, pastry cream, lemon curd and faux crème fraîche. This is baking at its best. Over 100 full-color photos. (Nov.)

Reviewed on: 09/18/2006
Release date: 11/01/2006
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