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post #31 of 40
On the subject of buying cookbooks, I recommend checking the site below. I've used them several times and find them very dependable and very, very, cheap.

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" ...but in the spirit of 'stop, think, there must be a harder way, 'I figured starting from scratch might be more gratifying.'' (Judy Rodgers)
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" ...but in the spirit of 'stop, think, there must be a harder way, 'I figured starting from scratch might be more gratifying.'' (Judy Rodgers)
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post #32 of 40
You're quite welcome Brookster. Anytime :)

RJ
post #33 of 40

Do you have any ebooks? I'm a beginner at baking, so far I've only make a chocolate chip cookie and brownies. 

post #34 of 40

Blush-Blush. Welcome to Cheftalk. Hope you enjoy it here.

 

Please note, however, that this thread is more than seven years old. So you're not likely to get a direct answer. My suggestion is that you start a new thread, getting specific about what you are looking for.

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post #35 of 40

Hi,

 

I have been looking at ads for Professional Baking  and the Professional Pastry Chef  online and can't determine the relative merits of each book. If anyone has familiarity with both books, I would really appreciate hearing your comments. I am not a very experienced baker and do not often bake for more than 10 people at a time, often it's for much fewer people! However, I like to try making new things and would like a comprehensive reference book for baking. Thanks.

post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by blush_blush View Post

Do you have any ebooks? I'm a beginner at baking, so far I've only make a chocolate chip cookie and brownies. 


Hi and welcome!

 

I'm a beginner too. 

 

I love Rose Levy Beranbaum's books (Cake Bible, Rose's Heavenly Cakes) and Cook's Illustrated (Baking Illustrated)

 

Rose's books, especially, take me step by step to creating perfect  cakes with WOW results

 

I hope this helps 

 

Good luck

 

~missy

post #37 of 40

Jacques Pepin The Complete Technique. Amazing baking recipes, illustrated, great results. Classic. The International Confectioner. A baking bible. The Professional Chef (CIA text) is awesome if your just starting out. Shows you not only perfect results, but what can go wrong with your project and why, with photo's of what over mixed products crumb's look like, etc.

post #38 of 40
I have been reading and cooking through a book ChefTalk recently received "Baking Basics and Beyond'. It seems like a great beginner book I do wish there were some illustrations on some of the techniques used. Most of the recipes I have tested have been very good. Cooks Illustrated "Baking Illustrated" is always a good one in my opinion. The recipes are so safe and foolproof due to their extensive testing.

I am in agreement with Shroomgirl on the Joy of Cooking that is a classic.
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post #39 of 40

I too have had good success with Baking Illustrated. Probably my most used of Cook's Illustrated books.

post #40 of 40

oh! Can I add the Modern Cafe? It's CIA issued and AMAZING. Just bought it the other day, and, it's changed the way I think about baking.

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