Opening your front door to the aroma of baking is one of the most pleasant homecomings imaginable. The sights, tastes, and smells of baking are truly comforting, and the process of baking itself is satisfying and rewarding. This beautifully illustrated book--with over 250 mouthwatering photographs--is jam-packed with 220 different kinds of baked items, including light bites and lunch ideas, classic cakes, muffins and cookies, fruit desserts, breads, and pizza, plus chapters devoted to baked goods for special occasions and holidays. Each recipe has a stunning photo of the finished baked good and clear, step-by-step instructions that will help you achieve great results and inspire the baker in you.
Recipes range from family favorites like Pizza with Four Cheeses, Minced Meat Roll, Apple Pie, Coffee Cake, and Peanut Butter Cookies to out-of-the-ordinary recipes from around the world including Pork and Herb Pasties, Black Forest Cherry Cake, and Vienna Apple Strudel. And many recipes include ways to boost nutritional power by substituting ingredients that will trim the fat and calories without skimping on flavor, including some gluten-free recipes--considerate of the waistline and kinder to the arteries.
Each recipe has at-a-glance information about the number of servings, preparation time and cooking times, with dual measurements and many tasty variations. All the recipes have been tested to ensure success. Throughout the book there are helpful hints, such as a question-and-answer section that gives practical and troubleshooting advice that guarantees the best results, plus a detailed glossary covering baking terminology.
So open Baking with Love, roll up your sleeves, gather the ingredients, and create a cake, pie, cookie, or some other treat that will give pleasure to those who have the good fortune to sample the items.