|Last year, we published Chapter One of the huge, detailed cookbook Baking Illustrated, and it became one of our year's bestsellers.
This year, we're offering Chapter Six, which contains 19 recipes for perfect crisps and cobblers, not to mention a strudel, two pandowdies (apple and pear), and a strawberry shortcake! (See the full recipes list below.)
As fans of Chapter One know, this is much more than a simple listing of 19 recipes -- it's more of a baking encyclopedia. The editors at Cook's Illustrated and the cooks at America's Test Kitchen have exhaustively examined every ingredient, technique, and piece of equipment. And they've tested every recipe they could find in order to discover the perfect, most fool-proof recipe for, say, blueberry cobbler. As they say in the Test Kitchen, "We make the mistakes so you don't have to." This is a baking book that works.
There's cooking and there's baking, and the two should never be confused. Good cooks are ever commendable. Good bakers, on the other hand, have something about them bigger than skill or imagination, something that reaches back to the beginning of agriculture and the first inklings of civilization. Good bakers are their own mystic society.
- Amazon.com review
An indispensable, comprehensive baking reference.
- Publishers Weekly
Recipe list for Chapter Six:
- Apple Crisp
- Pear Crisp
- Peach Crisp
- Plum Crisp
- Apple Pandowdy
- Pear Pandowdy
- German Apple Pancake
- German Apple Pancake with Caramel Sauce
- Quick Apple Strudel
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Blueberry Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits
- All-Season Blueberry Cobbler
- Sour Cherry Cobbler
- Fresh Sour Cherry Cobbler
- Summer Berry Gratin
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Individual Pavlovas with Tropical Fruit
- Individual Pavlovas with Mixed Berries
- Individual Pavlovas with Strawberries, Blueberries and Peaches
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