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Homemade Cakes, Cookies, and Tarts: More Than 40 Traditional Recipes from Grandmas Kitchen to Yours
- Author: Kari Finngaard
- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (November 17, 2015)
- ISBN-10: 1634503988
- ISBN-13: 978-1634503983
- Cover price $17.99
The fresh scent of just-out-of-the-oven cookies or a warm and toasty apple pie is hard to ignore. And more often than not, these scrumptious smells are reminiscent of our fondest childhood memories—playing games with siblings at grandma’s house, or curling up by the fireplace and listening to grandma tell tales of her own childhood. As we mature, grow older, and start our own families, we often lose sight of these precious memories until something or someone reminds us of them. Homemade Cakes is a trip down memory lane that takes you back to your childhood kitchen and reminds you of the precious moments you had growing up.
Recipes include beloved classics such as:
• Decadent Chocolate Cake
• Blueberry Pancakes
• Fresh Banana Bread
Home baking is an excellent way to foster relationships with your family and spend time with loved ones. These memories are sure to last a lifetime. Homemade Cakes is a sure way to build new memories and reminisce about old ones.
Baked goods are definitely my biggest challenge in the kitchen. I didn’t learn to do it as a child, but my interest in it has grown over the years. So a cookbook dedicated to homemade sweets is something that definitely grabbed my interest.
- Baking Through The Ages
- Tools And Ovens
- Measurements, Weights, And Abbreviations
- General Baking Tips
- Classic Bundt cakes
- Cakes With Fruit And Berries
- Traditional Cakes
- Cookies In Jars
- Why Do Cakes Fail?
- Cake Accompaniments
The beginning of this cookbook helps the reader understand what’s needed to bake, and what helps make a recipe work. The chapters contain helpful tips for working with the specific types of recipes found within it. The recipes are all easy to understand. For the most part, they called for ingredients commonly found in a regular grocery store, but a few did call for things that you’d have to go to a specialty store to get. You need to read all the way through a recipe in order to calculate prep and cooking time, which are things I greatly prefer to see highlighted on their own since I use them to help me decide what I’m going to try to make. There are a lot of tasty sounding recipes in this cookbook that I’m looking forward to trying, particularly the Swiss Roll With Raspberry Jam and Sveler. This cookbook would be appropriate for anyone interested in baking, particularly if they are wanting to learn more about how to make tried and true classics.