The Baker’s Appendix by Jessica Reed
The Essential Kitchen Companion, with Deliciously Dependable, Infinitely Adaptable Recipes
Baking is one of life’s simplest pleasures, and The Baker’s Appendix: The Essential Kitchen Companion, with Deliciously Dependable, Infinitely Adaptable Recipes (Clarkson Potter | March 21, 2017 | $18.99 | Hardcover) makes the experience all the simpler. With every metric conversion and ingredient substitution you could want, plus recipes for basic, fail-proof cakes, frostings, and cookies, this quick, easy-to-navigate reference book has a multitude of information bakers need at their fingertips.
Beyond providing numbers, formulas, and substitutions that can help make baking easier, The Baker’s Appendix contains how-to illustrations that demonstrate helpful techniques and tricks. Examples of conversions include adjustments necessary for recipes due to altitude, measurements listed in both decimals and fractions, decipherings of historic measurements (“pinch” = 1/8 teaspoon), as well as ideas for baking up a kitchen full of sweets. Classic recipes such as chocolate cake, buttercream, quick breads, and brown sugar cookies provide the foundations for bakers to improvise with tried-and-true formulas. Adding to its convenience, The Baker’s Appendix is compact enough to be kept wedged between baking pans or tucked into a drawer.
Whether you are a professional pastry chef or new to the beauty of baking, The Baker’s Appendix will be an indispensable resource that home bakers can count on both before and during the baking process.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
JESSICA REED is a writer, a baker, an artist, and a historian. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their daughter.