Author(s): Editors of Williams-Sonoma
If you're ready to take your baking skills up a notch, Bake Good Things is here to help. With this book as your guide, you'll become more confident in the kitchen as well as seriously up your baking game, while having tons of fun along the way. Bake Good Things shows new bakers how to create delicious oven-baked treats easily. Leave your kitchen fears behind as you're walked through practical baking techniques and learn to make recipes you'll enjoy both making and eating, like chocolate chip cookies, blueberry-cornmeal muffins, biscuit breakfast sandwiches, banana cream pie, red velvet cupcakes, meat lovers' pizza and many more. Gone are the days of boxed cake mixes and store-bought dough--this book will show you just how easy and enjoyable baking from scratch can be. Each chapter features a single baking technique accompanied by step-by-step directions and photos, so it's easy to learn. You'll master the art of baking cookies and bars; muffins and quickbreads; biscuits, scones, and cobblers; pies; cakes and cupcakes; and yeast breads and pizzas. The lessons also detail any tools needed, reveal secrets to success, demystify confusing terms, and outline essential dos and don'ts. Think of this book as a personal baking class, working your way through each lesson and the subsequent recipes, to gain more confidence as you go. After reading the technique primers, move on to try the easy, modern recipes that are equally suited for everyday snacks and treats or to share with friends and family. Each of the 60 recipes includes bonus information such as how to frost and decorate sweets, tips for buying the right ingredients, and how to hack everyday kitchen items to stand in for fancy baking tools you don't have laying around. No matter the occasion, whether you're baking a birthday cake for a friend or just want to enjoy some homemade muffins for breakfast, this book will guide you through real-life cooking situations. Whether you're a baking novice who wants to learn the basics, or you're looking for a new collection of great recipes to hone your skills, this cookbook will teach you how a few simple ingredients and a hot oven can create magic. Flip through the pages, preheat your oven, toss on an apron, and get baking! Anybody can learn to bake good things.
EVA KOLENKO is a food and lifestyle photographer from San Francisco who pursues her passion for food through frequent visits to Bay Area restaurants to dine, shoot, and blog about the cuisine and people behind it. In between her personal and commercial shoots, she spends time with her husband, young daughter, and dog at their new home in Novato, California where she hopes to set up a thriving urban homestead.