Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple by Dorie Greenspan

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Say “Dorie Greenspan” and think baking.

The renowned author of thirteen cookbooks and winner of five James Beard and two IACP awards offers a collection that celebrates the sweet, the savory, and the simple. Every recipe is signature Dorie: easy—beginners can ace every technique in this book—and accessible, made with everyday ingredients.

Are there surprises? Of course! You’ll find ingenious twists like Berry Biscuits. Footlong cheese sticks made with cream puff dough. Apple pie with browned butter spiced like warm mulled cider. A s’mores ice cream cake with velvety chocolate sauce, salty peanuts, and toasted marshmallows.

It’s a book of simple yet sophisticated baking. The chapters are classic: Breakfast Stuff • Cakes • Cookies • Pies, Tarts, Cobblers and Crisps • Two Perfect Little Pastries • Salty Side Up. The recipes are unexpected. And there are “Sweethearts” throughout, mini collections of Dorie’s all-time favorites. Don’t miss the meringue Little Marvels or the Double-Decker Caramel Cake. Like all of Dorie’s recipes, they lend themselves to being remade, refashioned, and riffed on.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple by Dorie Greenspan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Still working my way through, lovely so far. Would make a great gift. A lovely cookbook for every baker and cookbook collector, beginning or novice.

The Story
Lots of pastries and sweets. Ranges from conventional with added decadence and the best of traditional takes with combination of features to make unique bakes.

Recipe introduction has a snippet of special takeaway.

The Writing
It is neat in layout and well-organized by type with beautiful, large, clear, bold photographs to show final product and texture.

Hints and baking rational in between. Some with personal touch of experience.

Recipes are shown in both U.S. standard and metric.

Dorie is such a stellar joy, sage of a baker.

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<span class="uppercase">Hello, I'm Erica </span>
Hello, I’m Erica

Recipe developer, book reviewer, and artist. Expect delicious recipes both traditional and new, book reviews of all sorts of genres, a variety of creative expression, life musings, and much more!

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