YOUR TIME TO BAKE
Description: Ever hear the expression “easy as pie”? In Your Time to Bake, best-selling author and expert baker Robert Blakeslee shows you just how easy it is. With its comprehensive, reader-friendly, highly visual approach, this book is designed to turn even the most inexperienced bakers into successful creators of all sorts of delectable baked goods. To help establish a firm foundation, the book opens with three primer chapters that provide essential baking information—staple ingredients, basic equipment, and common baking terms and techniques. What follows next is a fantastic array of easy-to-prepare recipes, including a delectable assortment of cookies, brownies, pies and tarts, cakes and cupcakes, cheesecakes, muffins, quick breads, and flaky puff pastry creations, as well as luscious frostings, fillings, and toppings. Over 1,500 full-color photos and illustrations help make the step-by-step instructions clear and accessible—whether they are showing you how to separate an egg, test a cake for doneness, or add a top crust to a pie. Rounding out the book is a chapter devoted entirely to decorating your delicious baked goods. It presents simple instructions for putting the frosting on the cake—as well as beautiful borders, edible fondant flowers, and much, much more. Your Time to Bake offers the perfect blend of instruction, advice, and humor to make the art of baking both easy and enjoyable. Now you can become the baker you want to be—and have fun in the process.