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The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook
by King Arthur Flour
Hardcover from Countryman Pr
 
The Cake Mix Doctor
by Anne Byrn, Anthony Loew
Paperback from Workman Publishing Company
 
Betty Crocker's Cooky Book
by Betty Crocker Editors, Eric Mulvany
Spiral-bound from Betty Crocker

 
The Bread Bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum, Gentl, Hyers, Edge, Alan Witschonke, Michael Batterberry
Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company
 
Nigella Bites: From Family Meals to Elegant Dinners -- Easy, Delectable Recipes for Any Occasion
by Nigella Lawson
Hardcover from Hyperion Press
 
The Secrets of Baking: Simple Techniques for Sophisticated Desserts
by Sherry Yard
Hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Co
 
How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking
How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking
by Nigella Lawson
While the title How to Be a Domestic Goddess may at first make a modern woman bristle, the book itself is just as likely to inspire the woman who brings home the bacon to start baking cakes. And what's wrong with that? "This isn't a dream," writes British cookery deity Nigella Lawson in her preface. "What's more, it isn't even a nightmare." Lawson--the author of How to Eat, food editor of British Vogue, and star of her own TV cooking show, Nigella Bites--has been suspected of upholding the woman-laboring-in-the-kitchen paradigm, but there are lots of hard-working women out there who derive great satisfaction from cooking, even after a long day at the office. For those women, Lawson, who looks more Elizabeth Hurley than Martha Stewart, is the perfect guide to the wondrous world of baking.

"You know, I'm not a cook-to-impress kind of girl," Lawson says midway through the book, but she must admit there are few things more rewarding than putting a warm homemade pie or fragrant cake on the table--especially after preparing a home-cooked meal. How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking makes just such a reward possible, in fact positively enticing, with its delicious selection of easy-to-make cakes, pies, cookies, breads, even jams, presented in Lawson's chatty, pleasantly glib manner. Turns out, you don't have be a Pierre Hermé to make to-die-for chocolate confections; nor do you have to spend hours "faffing around" with hot pans and jars to have jam at teatime. You just need to try baking once, then again, and next thing you know, you'll be turning out cookies and desserts every chance you get. Many of the recipes are hand-me-downs or adaptations from other sources, be it a favorite cookbook or a restaurant in some far-off region, but all are imbued with Lawson's wit and distinctive touch. Profiteroles, My Way are "monumentally impressively better" than the original, thanks to burnt-sugar custard and toffee sauce. Her Coffee and Walnut Splodge Cookies are "American-style cookies; in other words just dropped onto the baking sheet free-form," and so on.

A sophisticated female alter ego of British mop-top Jamie Oliver, and considerably more sly and comedic than most American gourmets, Nigella is sure to convince more than a few up-and-coming hostesses that baking is indeed women's work. --Rebecca Wright - Amazon.com
Hardcover from Hyperion Press

 
Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor
Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor
by Anne Byrn
Paperback from Workman Publishing Company
 
Great Cookies : Secrets to Sensational Sweets
Great Cookies : Secrets to Sensational Sweets
by Carole Walter
Hardcover from Clarkson Potter
 
Cookwise : The Secrets of Cooking Revealed
Cookwise : The Secrets of Cooking Revealed
by Shirley Corriher
Hardcover from Morrow Cookbooks
 

 
 

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