Monday, January 08, 2007

Excellent Baking for 2007

If you're one of the few people who hasn't made a New Year's resolution to eat fewer sweets, I've got a book recommendation for you: Baking, From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. Dorie is a special correspondent for Bon Appetit, and you may have heard her doling out baking tips on All Things Considered in the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Having baked with everyone from Julia Child to French pastry chef Pierre Herme, she's a true baking guru!

This book makes for great winter reading if you're looking to update your cache of cookie recipes. I baked the Midnight Crackles and the Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops this weekend, and they just made me want to bake MORE of Dorie's fabulous cookies. I've heard the Splendid Table's Lynne Rosetto Kasper sing the praises of the World Peace Cookies, and the Chockablock Cookies are calling my name too!

If it's something other than cookies you crave, you can happily delve into the other sections like "Breakfast Sweets" or "Spoon Desserts." I'm so happy this book was on the shelf at the UA Library last week--it's been a welcome treat.


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