A New Way to Bake: Classic Recipes Updated with Better-for-You Ingredients from the Modern Pantry

From the kitchens of Martha Stewart. Clarkson Potter, $26 (320p) ISBN 978-0-307-95471-8
The Kitchens of Martha Stewart have updated 130 classic recipes with healthy swaps—such as nut flour, farro flour, or whole-grain flour in place of white, as well as the use of natural nonsucrose sweeteners and nut milks—to increase the nutritional value of baked goods, including cookies, cakes, pies, and breads. Headnotes suggest additional variations such as using cinnamon in place of rosemary in the wheat-based parsnip-rosemary muffins; rice syrup in place of honey to veganize fruit and nut bars; and sweet potatoes to replace the cauliflower in stuffed whole-wheat flatbreads. Avid readers of Martha Stewart Living will recognize recipes from its glossy pages, such as the “ideal casual company cake,” orange-barley pound cake. An herb quiche with rye crust lends itself to easy entertaining, as do the homemade whole-grain crackers and blueberry ricotta tart. Kids might be enticed off the processed cookie wagon with cashew butter and jam thumbprint cookies. Those with nut allergies in the family will want to carefully review the recipes, as a number of them include nuts, nut milks, and nut butters. This is a healthier, yet no less tasty collection to rely on. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 01/16/2017
Release date: 03/28/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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