The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion

The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion

The All-purpose Baking Cookbook

Book - 2003 | 1st ed
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Every kitchen comes equipped with a fundamental, dependable cookbook classic such as Joy of Cooking or Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook. Now bakers have a modern classic of their own. From leavening, mixing, proofing, and kneading, through shaping and baking, the experts at King Arthur Flour lead you through hundreds of easy and foolproof recipes from tricky yeast breads and sourdoughs, to trendy flatbreads and crackers, to family favorites such as pancakes and waffles. They also present fried doughs, quick breads, batter breads, biscuits, quiches, cobblers and crisps, cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, tarts, and pastries. For more than 200 years King Arthur Flour has been in the business of making the highest quality key ingredient in all of baking: flour. They've done decades of experimentation and research in their famous test kitchens on how the various ingredients in baked goods behave and why. The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion now brings you more than 350 recipes that will teach you which ingredients work together, as well as what doesn't, and why. It is this knowledge that will allow you to unleash your own creativity and to experiment in the kitchen. You'll get a complete overview of ingredients in chapters on flours, sweeteners, leavens, fats, and more. You'll find information on substitutions and variations, as well as troubleshooting advice from the pros at King Arthur. Recipes are enhanced with sidebars that share baking secrets and provide clear-step-by-step instructions, and each recipe is accompanied by a detailed nutritional analysis. Techniques are further explained with easy-to-follow illustrations by culinary illustrator Laura Hartman Maestro. The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion is the definitive kitchen resource. Exhaustive in scope, authoritative in style, and offering clear, practical, and encouraging instruction, it is the one book you'll turn to every time you bake. Like your set of measuring cups and favorite wooden spoon, it will become an essential kitchen tool. No kitchen in America should be without a copy.
Publisher: Woodstock, VT : The Countryman Press : New York ; Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780881505818
0881505811
Branch Call Number: 641.815 KING
Characteristics: xx, 620 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: King Arthur Flour (Firm)
Alternative Title: Baker's companion
Title: The King Arthur Flour baker's companion
the all-purpose baking cookbook
Publisher: Woodstock, VT : The Countryman Press : New York ; Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xx, 620 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Notes: Includes index
Prepared by the staff of King Arthur's Flour
Contents: Breakfasts
Fried doughs
Quick breads
Buckles, cobblers, and crisps
Crackers and flatbreads
Yeast breads
Sourdough
Cookies and bars
Cakes
Pies, tarts, and quiches
Pastry and viennoiserie
Ingredients
Tools
Additional Contributors: King Arthur Flour (Firm)
Alternative Title: Baker's companion
ISBN: 9780881505818
0881505811
Subject Headings: Baking
Topical Term: Baking
LCCN: 2003046253
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hershyd Feb 28, 2017

Made the Recipe for Rosemary Olive oil Sourdough Bread...... It was delicious. Lots of instruction on special techniques as to getting steam in the oven while baking, forming the dough and scoring it. Next on my list to try will be the sourdough english muffins.

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mcvallet
Apr 11, 2010

You can find some of the recipes from this book here http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes2008/
I have not tried them yet, but they really look nice

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AdrienneC
Oct 18, 2005

From simple glazes and frostings to the intricacies of homemade puff pastry; from sweet to savoury and everything in between, this book offers a full spectrum of recipes for the home baker. Recipes are easy to read and follow. Its lack of colour photographs of finished products may be a turn-off for some; however, THE KING ARTHUR FLOUR BAKER''S COMPANION is a fine addition to the baker''s bookshelf. Winner of the James Beard Foundation''s Kitchenaid Cookbook of the Year award for 2004.

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