In this latest book from bestselling author and celebrity chef Anna Olson, the mystery of baking is revealed with 215 all-new recipes. Whether looking to bake a fundamental recipe like a basic shortbr
In this latest book from bestselling author and celebrity chef Anna Olson, the mystery of baking is revealed with 215 all-new recipes. Whether looking to bake a fundamental recipe like a basic shortbread cookie or brownie; or delving into a classic torte or an imaginative holiday dessert, Anna provides a reliable framework for all of your baking, with guaranteed success. With section on baking troubleshooting or tips on accurate measuring, Anna helps novice bakers bypass any kitchen disaster and move right on to produce perfect baked goods every time.
Back to Baking is about enjoying the process of baking itself, (making those extras that can have a place in a balanced diet), in modest portions. Making something from scratch gives you control. You know what you're making, what's going into the dish, and how it's being prepared. Because these delights are homemade, the recipes can suit those with food intolerances and allergies. With entire chapters on dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and low-fat/low-sugar baking, this book has recipes for everyone you love.
Whether you're a novice cook, perhaps a young person who wants to make your first batch of brownies, or a more adventurous baker who's ready to tackle a wedding cake, this book provides fundamental formulas and guidelines, as well as sophisticated advice for any home baker. Try your hand at recipes such as:
Chewy Molasses Cookies
Delectable Fudge Brownies
Two-Crust Caramel Apple Pie
Raisin Butter Tarts
Whole Wheat Carrot Sticky Buns
Chocolate Layer Cake with Caramel Frosting
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is the host of Fresh with Anna Olson on Food Network Canada and she has hosted five seasons of the program Sugar, which airs regularly on Food Network Canada and is broadcasted internationally. This is Anna's seventh book with Whitecap, including Inn on the Twenty Cookbook and Anna & Michael Olson Cook At Home, which she co-authored with her husband. She lives in the heart of Canada's Niagara region.
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"In Back to Baking, Olson offers 200 recipes that as the book notes are "timeless recipes to bake, share, and enjoy." Bake yes, but to share might be in doubt because you might find them so delicious you would want to keep them all for yourself.
Olson gives a guide to baking pan choices, baking actions, prepping pans, and tips for baking ingredients. By following her bask steps, the recipes are guaranteed to come out right every time. There is little doubt that you will want to savor them more than once.
With 200 recipes inside the book, the biggest challenge might be which ones to tackle first. . . If you enjoy baking and want to be the envy of your block, try Back to Baking. It will bring you back to everything tasty and totally tempting.
Rating: 4 Bookmarks"
— Shelf Life Magazine
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Those of us who bake understand that baking is about a sense of satisfaction, a sense of sharing. Especially these days, when time is our most valuable commodity, taking the time to make something that doesn't just feed the family but is meant as a reward is a gift that can be as gratifying for the giver as it is for the receiver. If you're ready to feel that sense of satisfaction and sharing, then it's time to get back to baking.