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The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

by Flo Braker


In The Simple Art of Perfect Baking, Flo Braker aims to help bakers accomplish perfect bakes every time. After Braker’s years of trial-and-error research, she imparts knowledge she has gained that will make you more fluent in the chemistry of baking. Along with her five “secrets” of perfect baking, Braker gives comprehensive instructions for cakemaking, pastrymaking, fillings, frostings, and more.

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For those in the know, The Simple Art of Perfect Baking is a must-have cookbook, a kitchen classic. Now back in print with a durable hardcover - it's a book that gets turned to again and again - this handsome edition with all-new color photographs is ready to advise the next generation of bakers. Flo Braker's meticulously tested recipes give home cooks the confidence they need to create light-as-air cakes, fluffy frostings, creamy fillings, and flaky pie crusts. In addition to her step-by-step instructions, the author shares culinary know-how such as the most reliable doneness test and decorating tips. From basic Puff Pastry and Classic Sponge Cake to elegant Dutch Souffle Torte and Cranberry Pecan Tart, perfect desserts are at hand now that Flo Braker is back on the scene.

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Original Publisher
William Morrow & Co
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Robyn Metcalfe

Founder and Director, Food+City

This book is a daring invitation to baking cakes and goodies that would otherwise seem ridiculously complicated. My copy is full of sticky pages, all because I was determined to bake fastidious cakes for our two children, who are now addicted to marzipan.