This one-stop bread book will delight and encourage bakers of all levels of experience, with recipes for artisanal breads, no-knead breads, coffee cakes, scones, gluten-free recipes, bread machine recipes, pizza dough, and more."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-09-16
- Reviewer: Staff
A homemade country loaf, freshly baked carrot-walnut coffee cake, and savory parmesan-chive scones don’t require hours and experience in this Betty Crocker title, complete with 200 recipes. Home bakers can rejoice in no-knead breads, like the artisan bread, and quick, family-friendly desserts, including banana-toffee mini-cakes. Purists may scoff at the inclusion of Bisquick and canned apple pie filling in ingredient lists, as well as the use of bread machines, but this collection makes it possible for busy bakers to whip up selections, even on a weeknight, that include caramelized-onion focaccia, dinner rolls, and blackberry coffee cake. “Bake Smart” highlighted boxes offer tips on everything from freezing to fruit selection to zesting. All recipes include calorie-counts and nutritional information. A selection of gluten-free recipes includes glazed lemon-pecan bread, banana-chocolate chip muffins, and pizza crust. A solid and practical guide with 100 color photos. (Nov.)