The Fannie Farmer Baking Book
"The Fannie Farmer Baking Book" - big, comprehensive and delicious - is inspired by America's rediscovery of the pleasures of great home baking. Indeed, the incomparable tastes and aromas and the satisfaction of turning out fine baked goods from scratch are an important part of heritage. From the author who re-created "The Fannie Farmer Cookbook" for our generation, this superb collection draws more than 800 recipes from America's rich past, and also features a wide variety of new delights.
Marion Cunningham's reassuring and encouraging presence is felt on every page as she explains the what's and why's to the inexperienced baker and cheers the more seasoned baker on to greater accomplishments. This one-of-a-kind baking book is destined to find its way into our hearts and kitchens, just as Fannie Farmer's original "Boston Cooking-School Cook Book" did almost a century ago.
In the spirit of Fannie Farmer, Mrs. Cunningham is always a forthright and dependable guide. She introduces each category of baking by discussing the relevant cooking techniques, necessary equipment and ingredients, as well as offering invaluable tips. She continues with Basic Master Recipes that take you by the hand if you've never baked before and serve as stimulating refresher courses for the experienced cook. Step-by-step instructions are profusely illustrated with line drawings that highlight the essential details.
With the basics securely in hand, you'll have no problems producing any of the delicious pies, tarts, cookies, cakes, breads, buns, muffins and even crackers from the hundreds of recipes that follow. With chapters and special appendices, "The Fannie Farmer Baking Book" provides both an education in baking and a lifetime supply of wonderful recipes for every possible occasion.