COOKING & FOOD

Baking Gold: How To Bake (Almost) Everything with 3 Doughs, 2 Batters, and 1 Magic Mix

Ten Speed: Crown. Feb. 2020. 224p. ISBN 9781984856654. $25. COOKING
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In Curl’s (Candy Is Magic) new book, the author offers a streamlined yet fun approach to baking and ways to make the process easier and less stressful. Included are recipes for three doughs, two batters, and a “magic mix” that are starters to making other recipes in the book that are easily customized. The author gives advice on tools and ingredients, along with tips that will help to re-create the recipes with ease. Home bakers will enjoy a variety of treats, such as gooey cinnamon swirls, sweet cherry crumble bars, peanut butter brownies, and peach blackberry crisp. Curl also provides savory recipes such as goat cheese and pesto tarts and aged cheddar and pear tarts. Included is a chapter on ideas for sharing your creations by having a cookie party or making a batch of the magic mix in a jar with a recipe attached.
VERDICT Great for beginning to intermediate bakers, and a perfect addition to all culinary collections.

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