The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion

The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion

The All-purpose Baking Cookbook

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
The premium flour manufacturer provides a comprehensive reference and resource guide to baking everything from pastries, breads, cakes, popovers, cookies and pasta with easy-to-follow instructions, nutritional information and additional food tips. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
From Christmas cookies and pancakes to chocolate cake and sandwich bread, The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion will be there to guide home bakers every step of the way.
Every kitchen comes equipped with a fundamental, dependable cookbook classic such as Joy of Cooking or Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook. Now bakers have a modern classic of their own. From leavening, mixing, proofing, and kneading, through shaping and baking, the experts at King Arthur Flour lead you through hundreds of easy and foolproof recipes from tricky yeast breads and sourdoughs, to trendy flatbreads and crackers, to family favorites such as pancakes and waffles. They also present fried doughs, quick breads, batter breads, biscuits, quiches, cobblers and crisps, cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, tarts, and pastries. For more than 200 years King Arthur Flour has been in the business of making the highest quality key ingredient in all of baking: flour. They've done decades of experimentation and research in their famous test kitchens on how the various ingredients in baked goods behave and why. The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion now brings you more than 350 recipes that will teach you which ingredients work together, as well as what doesn't, and why. It is this knowledge that will allow you to unleash your own creativity and to experiment in the kitchen. You'll get a complete overview of ingredients in chapters on flours, sweeteners, leavens, fats, and more. You'll find information on substitutions and variations, as well as troubleshooting advice from the pros at King Arthur. Recipes are enhanced with sidebars that share baking secrets and provide clear-step-by-step instructions, and each recipe is accompanied by a detailed nutritional analysis. Techniques are further explained with easy-to-follow illustrations by culinary illustrator Laura Hartman Maestro. The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion is the definitive kitchen resource. Exhaustive in scope, authoritative in style, and offering clear, practical, and encouraging instruction, it is the one book you'll turn to every time you bake. Like your set of measuring cups and favorite wooden spoon, it will become an essential kitchen tool. No kitchen in America should be without a copy.

Publisher: Woodstock, VT : The Countryman Press : New York ; Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780881505818
Branch Call Number: 641.815 KIN
Characteristics: xx, 620 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: King Arthur Flour (Firm)
Alternative Title: Baker's companion


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hershyd Feb 28, 2017

Made the Recipe for Rosemary Olive oil Sourdough Bread...... It was delicious. Lots of instruction on special techniques as to getting steam in the oven while baking, forming the dough and scoring it. Next on my list to try will be the sourdough english muffins.

Apr 11, 2010

You can find some of the recipes from this book here
I have not tried them yet, but they really look nice

Oct 18, 2005

From simple glazes and frostings to the intricacies of homemade puff pastry; from sweet to savoury and everything in between, this book offers a full spectrum of recipes for the home baker. Recipes are easy to read and follow. Its lack of colour photographs of finished products may be a turn-off for some; however, THE KING ARTHUR FLOUR BAKER''S COMPANION is a fine addition to the baker''s bookshelf. Winner of the James Beard Foundation''s Kitchenaid Cookbook of the Year award for 2004.


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