Book Review: Bake

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The wonderful folks at Tuttle Publishing have sent me another book to review, but this time it has nothing to do with sewing. My passion for baking subsided as soon as I started sewing, but I still love my sweets!! Bake: The Essential Companion by Alison Thompson is a treasure trove of delicious recipes.


It's as pretty as it is practical!


See, what did I tell you!?!


There is a little bit of everything! I love that Alison starts with some tips and techniques including freezing your baked goods. Stashing extra baked goods in my freezer is like my secret weapon! They always come in handy.


Impressive table of contents!! The recipe sections include Basics, Breads, Pizzas, Cakes, Baked Desserts, Muffins and Scones, Cookie and Brownies, Pasteries, Crossants, Brioches, and Doughnuts, and finally, Gluten-free Baking.


I love that there are a few savory recipes mixed in with all of the sweets, although I am partial to the sweets.


Browned butter is a recent favorite ingredient, so this one is on my list to make.


Citrus anything is another favorite, so add this to the list.


I'm not sure where the title of this one came from since it's so incredibly easy!



I had to give it a go, and it was a hit. The only change I made was to top it with extra toasted coconut. Oh, and I did need to bake it quite a bit longer, but my dish looks narrower and deeper.


There are several orange and chocolate combinations, and Todd has requested this version. Just read the description, "Clever and delicious."


Several of the gluten free options look promising too. I love that they are included.


I'm thrilled to have Bake in my baking library, and I'm sure you would be too!

I received the book, Bake, for free from Tuttle Publishing. All opinions provided are my own. I will only recommend products that I would use personally and are good for my readers.

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