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Title: Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook
Author: Martha Stewart
Publisher: Published November 1st 2005 by Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: 9780307236722
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Every new book from Martha Stewart is cause for celebration, and with Martha Stewart s Baking Handbook, she returns to bring the pleasures of baking to readers at every level, from beginner to expert and beyond. A culinary compendium packed with more than 200 foolproof recipes for the best baked goods, Martha Stewart s Baking Handbook takes readers by the hand and guides t Every new book from Martha Stewart is cause for celebration, and with Martha Stewart s Baking Handbook, she returns to bring the pleasures of baking to readers at every level, from beginner to expert and beyond. A culinary compendium packed with more than 200 foolproof recipes for the best baked goods, Martha Stewart s Baking Handbook takes readers by the hand and guides them through the process of creating an irresistible variety of cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, breads, and much more. This essential addition to every cook s library is rich with tips, techniques, and the mouthwatering and stunning recipes for which Martha Stewart is so well known. Covering a delectable array of topics from simple to sophisticated, including biscuits, muffins, scones, cookies, layer cakes, specialty cakes, sweet and savory pies and tarts, and pastries and breads, she provides a dazzlingly delicious yet crystal-clear, vividly illustrated repertoire of recipes. There are cakes that are elegant enough for formal occasions, such as showers, weddings, and dinner parties, and basic favorites meant to be enjoyed every day and then passed down through the generations. Every chapter includes indispensable visual equipment glossaries and features vital make-ahead information and storage techniques. Organized for maximum clarity and practicality, the handbook also offers step-by-step how-to photographs that demystify even the most complex and nuanced techniques. These culinary building blocks will turn good bakers into great bakers, and make great bakers even better. Filled with time-honored classics, such as Marble Cake with White-Chocolate Glaze, Apple Pie, Challah, Baba au Rhum, and Croissants, as well as lots of new surprises, Martha Stewart s Baking Handbook will be reached for again and again, no matter the season or occasion. Here, you will find the recipes and how-tos for the popovers you dream about, and for the simple crumb cake that you always want to whip up on Sunday morning, and for the double-chocolate brownie cookies that will make you a bigger hero with the after-school crowd, and for the citrus bars that you could only find in that little bakery that s no longer under the same management. . . . Baking offers comfort and joy and something tangible to taste and savor. We all hope that these recipes provide you with years of pleasure. Martha Stewart"

30 review for Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Christina Windle

    There are 150+ recipes in this book and I have tried just a small sample, 17, of these recipes. 12 of these recipes I would make again. I find especially this is so with the icings and "side recipes" that go into recipes. If I rated just on recipe awesomeness, this book would get a 5 for sure. All the recipes I tried were good, very good, or phenominal. But the reason that I just don't feel this book gets a 5 is because many of the recipes are expensive and/or require unusual/hard to find ingredi There are 150+ recipes in this book and I have tried just a small sample, 17, of these recipes. 12 of these recipes I would make again. I find especially this is so with the icings and "side recipes" that go into recipes. If I rated just on recipe awesomeness, this book would get a 5 for sure. All the recipes I tried were good, very good, or phenominal. But the reason that I just don't feel this book gets a 5 is because many of the recipes are expensive and/or require unusual/hard to find ingredients. That's not to say that all the recipes are expensive, because there are a lot of great recipes that aren't; and that I may make in time. It's just that all the really phenominal looking recipes, all the recipes that make my mouth water when I look at the pictures are the three-recipe, seven-stage, 25-ingredient recipes. And I want a cookbook that makes me mouth-wateringly interested in making the basic recipes also. The book starts out with a small section that is a baking primer, with tips, techniques, and equipment suggestions. Then the book is divided into sections by baked good theme: simple baked goods; cookies; cakes; pies, tarts, cobblers, and crisps; yeasted baked goods; pastries; basic recipes (icings, sauces, curds, all that little etc. stuff). Each section starts out with a mini-primer and includes 20-30+ recipes with, I'm pretty sure pictures for every recipes (Which I always love!). Most of the recipes look delicious! I also like that even though the book is divided into themes, the themes are not ridged; the cookie section includes things like brownies and biscottis; the cakes section includes things like tortes, roulades, madeleines. Like all Martha books that I've run across, it's clear that only the best of the best in the book. They don't do things like the best 200 ______ recipes. What's there has gone through rigourous inventing (there's always a pelthora of uber-unique recipes) and testing. Like I mentioned before, there are a lot of multi-step recipes but there are also a lot of simpler recipes. Recipes to try: fudgy chocolate brownies (this recipe is the end-all-be-all brownie recipe), one-bowl chocolate cupcakes (simple and affordable), brown sugar buttercream icing (rich, unique flavour), pate brisee (aka the easiest pie crust recipe in the world), and olive oil bread (the olive oil gives it a hint of a sourdough taste). Recipes I have tried (starred for like it): Fennel and golden raisin scones *fudgy chocolate brownies apple-spice layer cake *creamy goat cheese icing *one-bowl chocolate cup cookies *brown sugar buttercream icing *vanilla buttercream icing *chocolate buttercream icing *mocha roulade fourth of july apple pie *pate brisee peach, apricot, and cherry pie *olive-oil bread honey whole-wheat bread *vanilla whipped cream *mocha mousse *basic caramel

  2. 5 out of 5

    Riona

    I've owned this book for several years, and it has quickly become one of my favorite baking books (Believe me, I own quite a few). The recipes run the gamut from simple breakfast muffins to rustic cobblers to elegant napoleons. There is even a recipe for a three-tiered wedding cake! Some recipes are quick and easy, while others tend to be very complex and involved, offering options for both the novice and advanced home baker, and allowing the user to grow with the book, trying more difficult rec I've owned this book for several years, and it has quickly become one of my favorite baking books (Believe me, I own quite a few). The recipes run the gamut from simple breakfast muffins to rustic cobblers to elegant napoleons. There is even a recipe for a three-tiered wedding cake! Some recipes are quick and easy, while others tend to be very complex and involved, offering options for both the novice and advanced home baker, and allowing the user to grow with the book, trying more difficult recipes as one's skills expand. However, even the most complex of the recipes are laid out and explained clearly. In addition, there are beautiful photos on nearly every page (and most pages have more than one!), showing both finished baked goods and illustrating techniques. I've made quite a few of the recipes in this book and thought I'd share a few of my favorites. There are four cupcake recipes in this book, of which I've tried three. The Maple-Walnut Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream (p. 164) are really excellent. Make more candied walnuts than cupcakes - you'll just want to grab a handful and munch on them while you're garnishing. The Carrot-Ginger Cupcakes (p. 166) were really light and fluffy, although they very mild and not all that carrot cake-y, so that may not be to everyone's taste. But the instructions for making marzipan carrots (with photos!) make them so easy. I've made the One-Bowl Chocolate Cake on p. 168 as both cupcakes and a layer cake, and it's a great go-to basic chocolate cake recipe. The Marble Cake with White Chocolate Glaze (p. 65) is super easy yet impressive - the perfect thing to have with coffee when a friend stops over. Martha's Classic Apple Pie recipe (p. 228) is simple and excellent, and her Pate Brisée (p. 224) is my go-to recipe for pie dough - it works every time. The Tarte Tatin (p. 265) is about as easy as a "company" dessert can get, looking both rustic and fancy at the same time (and it tastes amazing - like candied apples on pie crust; how could you go wrong?) I've made the Fruit Curd Tartlets (p. 258) with both lemon and lime curd (both on p. 390), and while the tartlet molds I used were really small (about 1" - don't do it to yourself!!!) and a huge pain in my ass, everyone loved them and they were gone in a flash. This book makes even difficult, pastry chef-caliber techniques like laminated doughs accessible. I made the from-scratch Puff Pastry on p. 359, and while it took the better part of a day and used a crapload of butter, the difference from frozen, pre-packaged puff pastry was so amazing that I don't ever want to buy it again. I also tried my hand at the Danish Dough (p. 334), and made the Prune Pinwheels and Apricot Bow Ties (p. 336 & 338, respectively). The absolute winner of the book, though, is the Chocolate Babka on p. 352. Coming from a Russian/Polish Jewish background, I've eaten a lot of babkas, but this one was PERFECT. Loaded with chocolate, covered in streusel.... you need to try it. Granted, the recipe calls for 2 rises and with several different components it takes a bit of time to complete, but it also makes three loaves and they freeze beautifully. Eat one, store the other two in the freezer, and you'll have something perfect to bring to a potluck or housewarming at a moment's notice.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Good as gold. The recipes are flawless, the pictures are beautiful, and I wouldn't be surprised if the book itself is bulletproof.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    1/3 - 416 pages of Martha Stewart baking prowess. Every recipe pictured, plus bonus 'step-by-step' pictures of some of the more difficult processes - making a lattice top for your pie, using a mini ice cream scoop to portion out cookies, examples of different piping bag nozzles for decorating a special cake, the different stages of proving bread, and so many more that I'd be here all day listing them. Every single recipe looks enticing, even the ones that I wouldn't normally choose to eat due to 1/3 - 416 pages of Martha Stewart baking prowess. Every recipe pictured, plus bonus 'step-by-step' pictures of some of the more difficult processes - making a lattice top for your pie, using a mini ice cream scoop to portion out cookies, examples of different piping bag nozzles for decorating a special cake, the different stages of proving bread, and so many more that I'd be here all day listing them. Every single recipe looks enticing, even the ones that I wouldn't normally choose to eat due to ingredients that I don't like, like olives or capers (these less agreeable ingredients mostly feature in the breads chapter, so don't worry there aren't any cakes or cookies with olives). As you would assume, all the measurements are imperial (lbs, cups, ozs, etc) but living in Australia and loving American (Ina, and now Martha) and UK (Nigella, Jamie, Tom Kerridge) chefs I have become quite a good translator of imperial measurements into the more easy to understand metric system, so that doesn't bother me in the least. I have yet to bake anything from the book, but as I said, everything looks good so I'm sure it won't be long before I do. Updates when we've had a piece of cake or a cookie.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I have had great success with this baking cookbook. Baking is tricky, but with proper adjustments I got some great recipes out of this while living at 9000 feet! Now that I am at a lower altitude, everything I've tried in here has been fabulous. Recently did the cake on the cover, basically a mixed berry pound cake with homemade whipped cream that was overall easy, but looked pretty and cut nicely despite the height. Cake was perfect--sort of a cross between pound cake and a shortcake, delish. T I have had great success with this baking cookbook. Baking is tricky, but with proper adjustments I got some great recipes out of this while living at 9000 feet! Now that I am at a lower altitude, everything I've tried in here has been fabulous. Recently did the cake on the cover, basically a mixed berry pound cake with homemade whipped cream that was overall easy, but looked pretty and cut nicely despite the height. Cake was perfect--sort of a cross between pound cake and a shortcake, delish. The bagel recipe is right on, with my own bagel making tweaks, of course. Recipe only makes ten bagels, and I would double or triple it with right equipment. It's kind of hard to justify the work & mess for a small yeild, so I don't often make them. Until I have a (much) bigger mixer, though, I stick with ten, or make twelve smaller bagels. They taste great!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Melani

    This is easily one of my favorite cookbooks. It's well laid out, has a marvelous variety, and is very easy to follow. I have made dozens of things from this book and never been dissapointed. A must own for bakers.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    This is the only Martha Stewart cookbook I own. It is invaluable if you like to bake. I consider it as essential as my Joy of Cooking. I have given it as gifts because it is such a great cookbook!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mathew Scott

    I can't wait for another book from these author

  9. 4 out of 5

    Michele

    Tons of great recipes, basic and more and lots of great baking tips!!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Eva Jonas

    Read this book if you want be master chef.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Hawthorne

    Awesome book I read it four times already,great recipes would keep it if i could

  12. 5 out of 5

    SenazNasansia Muliawan

    This is one of my favourite baking book. It's complete with recipes from simple baked goods to yeast baked goods(yes, of course you can find many cookies, pies, tarts, cakes and pastries recipe too!). Two words..Simple and Easy. Not to mention that this book is full of pictures. Yey, finally there's a baking book included the pictures of all the recipes... If you are a baking maniac(just like me), you would understand that picture helps us to understand what is the final result of the recipe. Ther This is one of my favourite baking book. It's complete with recipes from simple baked goods to yeast baked goods(yes, of course you can find many cookies, pies, tarts, cakes and pastries recipe too!). Two words..Simple and Easy. Not to mention that this book is full of pictures. Yey, finally there's a baking book included the pictures of all the recipes... If you are a baking maniac(just like me), you would understand that picture helps us to understand what is the final result of the recipe. There's also a lot of useful baking tips for beginners~agaaaain, martha make your day a lot easier by providing pictures on the tips. What about the recipes? Oh my*drooling*.. I've tried some of them(e.g. blueberry muffin, newyork cheescake, apple fruit turnover, plum crisp). And it's all fab. However, if you're a professional baker maybe you would prefer another baking book which is more complicated. As I said before, its simple and easy. Just perfect for all home baker.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Maldonado

    So I typed in Baking. This is the first thing that comes up. No, just no. Martha Stewart SCARES ME! She's 69, you know. Thats older than my grandmother. What the hell. Honestly, I think she sold her soul to the devil years ago. Everything she makes is so, so... I DUNNO! It just makes you wanna have it! It's like RESTORATION HARDWARE! That place gets me excited for some reason. I don't even like buying furniture. Except for my BEAUTIFUL RECLINER. They sell luxury scrabble there. It's like a mahog So I typed in Baking. This is the first thing that comes up. No, just no. Martha Stewart SCARES ME! She's 69, you know. Thats older than my grandmother. What the hell. Honestly, I think she sold her soul to the devil years ago. Everything she makes is so, so... I DUNNO! It just makes you wanna have it! It's like RESTORATION HARDWARE! That place gets me excited for some reason. I don't even like buying furniture. Except for my BEAUTIFUL RECLINER. They sell luxury scrabble there. It's like a mahogany board on a lazy susan and the places where the tiles go are lined with brass. Its like 200 dollars. Can't you get scrabble for like, five bucks at Wal-mart? Silly Martha Stewart and Restoration Hardware. :P

  14. 5 out of 5

    Chara

    For years I thought that Martha's books would be far to difficult for me to cook from. In reality, this baking book is incredibly easy to use! I've cooked many of the dessert pastries and breads. The ones I chose to make are really simple and always turn out great. In many of the recipes there are also pictures of the food in the process of being made. When it comes to folding pastries or cutting cookies, sometimes its really helpful to have these aids! I also love how she gives some cultural his For years I thought that Martha's books would be far to difficult for me to cook from. In reality, this baking book is incredibly easy to use! I've cooked many of the dessert pastries and breads. The ones I chose to make are really simple and always turn out great. In many of the recipes there are also pictures of the food in the process of being made. When it comes to folding pastries or cutting cookies, sometimes its really helpful to have these aids! I also love how she gives some cultural history with most of the recipes. When cooking food for a group, I always like sharing the information I learned from Martha's little history lessons! Two of my favorite recipes from this book: Challah & Cherry-Frangipane Galette

  15. 4 out of 5

    Celeste Knoll

    I am always a little wary of recipes with the Martha Stewart name. I often find that the beautiful photography is much better than the item tastes. This is not the case with the Baking Handbook. Everything I have baked to date has been wonderful. I was on a shortbread quest this past summer and tried the Chocolate Shortbread Fingers. The addition of cinnamon gave them a unique taste. Really good. This book also has one of my favorite cinnamon bread recipes. This past week I baked the Cranberry-P I am always a little wary of recipes with the Martha Stewart name. I often find that the beautiful photography is much better than the item tastes. This is not the case with the Baking Handbook. Everything I have baked to date has been wonderful. I was on a shortbread quest this past summer and tried the Chocolate Shortbread Fingers. The addition of cinnamon gave them a unique taste. Really good. This book also has one of my favorite cinnamon bread recipes. This past week I baked the Cranberry-Pecan Rye Bread. I wouldn't think all of the flavors in this bread would work, but it is a great loaf. I will keep this recipe in mind when I want to bake something unique as a gift. I would recommend this book as a good addition to a baking collection.

  16. 5 out of 5

    LeAnne

    Even though it is Martha and her creative-genius squad, it was quiet a helpful resource. You've gotta hand it to this squad, they are pretty amazing. Lots of basic information concerning tools and methods for baking. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but know that some of them look very promising. Lots of basic recipes that would be great crowd-pleasers for events or make great gifts at holidays. I really want to make the coconut layer cake. I checked this out from my library before ordering Even though it is Martha and her creative-genius squad, it was quiet a helpful resource. You've gotta hand it to this squad, they are pretty amazing. Lots of basic information concerning tools and methods for baking. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but know that some of them look very promising. Lots of basic recipes that would be great crowd-pleasers for events or make great gifts at holidays. I really want to make the coconut layer cake. I checked this out from my library before ordering it. It maybe one of the few cook books I actually invest it. (With the internet, I never want to buy another cook book again.)

  17. 5 out of 5

    Autumn

    This was my first experience with a Martha cookbook. I needed a great cake recipe for a baby shower, and by choosing bits and pieces from various recipes in the book I came up with a gorgeous cake. I really wish the recipes had given serving sizes, and I found some unnecessarily fussy. I'm a pretty confident baker, and may try to use a more "professional" bakers cookbook in the future. I saw a lot of recipes in the book I'd like to try and make again, but many seem to require "special occasion" This was my first experience with a Martha cookbook. I needed a great cake recipe for a baby shower, and by choosing bits and pieces from various recipes in the book I came up with a gorgeous cake. I really wish the recipes had given serving sizes, and I found some unnecessarily fussy. I'm a pretty confident baker, and may try to use a more "professional" bakers cookbook in the future. I saw a lot of recipes in the book I'd like to try and make again, but many seem to require "special occasion" time and effort (and ingredients).

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tannya

    I guess my tag will always be currently reading for this one. If you bake, love to bake, have questions about baking, this is the baking bible. I have been coveting my friends Susies book for a while and finally broke down and bought it. I have already cooked several items (cheesecake, key lime pie) and they were EXCELLENT. No they were not easy to make, but sometimes thats the joy in the result. Right?

  19. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    This is where I got my Sugar Cookie (page 82) and Royal Icing (page 389) recipes. These cookies are always a big hit and the icing comes out perfectly each time. I can't tell you how many times I am asked for this recipe. Disclaimaer...these cookies are back breaking! They come out delicious and look amazing, but be prepared to put in a good 7-10 hours. Decorating each cookie takes FOREVER. This is a special occasion cookie only.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Natali Barnes

    I got to admit I was a little afraid before buying this book because Martha is my ultimate crafter and house maker guru! But when I started to read the book and check the ingredients list and the directions I got comfortable right away, I was like: Are you serious i don't have to have Vanilla from Madagascar or Crème Fraîche for every single recepie? Whoo Hoo! Oh yeah this is my kind of book! And the pictures? They are flawless . I enjoy this book a lot.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nadia

    This book is fantastic!!! Everything I have tried from it have turned out amazing. I've always been intimidated to try cream puffs but first time attempt, following the great recipe, amazing step by step pictures and overall description and they turned out amazing. This book is great for novice bakers and experience bakers alike. I find myself going to this book any time I want to make something new or special for almost any occasion.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sari Sikstrom

    A good cook book must have great pictures and this one does. This is my go to book when I want to make something special. Martha gives you all the instructions to make your baking a success, you learn something new from every recipe. Even a novice baker will have success, read the recipe through before you start and you will wow your friends and family

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl Munoz

    I normally don't dig Martha's recipes...they don't work sometimes. But, I know that she really doesn't write this stuff anyone. I think this book is really well-edited and the photos are gorgeous which is important in a baking book. I have made several recipes and they came out wonderfully. I loved her bread section, too. Overall, it is a modern, concise and beautiful book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ash

    Ingredients are costly and the recipes are not that simple to bake. I love the section where she has given all the pans and other stuff you need to bake something. Some recipes are great. I learnt baking from this book so it will always be special, even though now I am a vegan and don't use this book anymore.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    This book is perfect for beginners and for more seasoned bakers. Each section goes through the basics, including measuring ingredients and which implements are which, but there are plenty of challenges, too. Of course, the best part is that the recipes are pretty much never-fail. This has become my holy baking tome.

  26. 5 out of 5

    May

    It's a beautiful book, with a wide variety of recipes for probably near every level of kitchen skill. I'll be trying out the banana bread recipe tomorrow and am reserving rating the book until I can see how a recipe turns out. Update: banana bread recipe was phenomenal, and turned out well despite my temperamental mixer. Can't wait to try out some more recipes from this book.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cherie

    A A-mazing. I love Martha. I kind of wish she'd adopt me and just bake for me every day. I would turn into a ball of butter (but high quality European butter, at least) and life would be wonderful. The only shame is that I just got this book today and it's currently pushing 90 F and there is no way I am baking these delicious cookies....unless I put the AC on!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jennie

    This is one of the best baking books out there - I love to see pictures of the final product, and she gives you one for each recipe. Lots of great recipes - I like the grapefruit sandwich cookies (the frosting is great on cupcakes too), the peanut butter sandwich cookies (homemade Nutter Butters), sugar cookies, lemon curd cake, white cupcakes, challah, kouign amans.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Miss Clark

    Wonderful book. Gorgeous pictures, excellent instructions. Sometimes more than I need, but at least it is precise without being ridiculous in its minuteness of detail. Excellent recipes, so many favorites. Highly recommended.

  30. 5 out of 5

    PL

    You can't go wrong with this baking handbook! And I am not an avid fan of Martha nor do I watch any of her cooking shows, but I give her two thumbs up with her yummy and fun baking recipes. And as a scientist, I am a pickler about details and accuracy; she writes great protocols for baked goods!

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