Beginner's Baking Bible: 130+ Recipes and Techniques for New Bakers

Beginner's Baking Bible: 130+ Recipes and Techniques for New Bakers

by Heather Perine


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Baking is a cakewalk with these beginner’s tips, tricks, and techniques

For a beginner, baking might seem like magic: mix the right ingredients, add heat, and watch a transformation happen before your eyes. But you don’t have to be a sorcerer to bake a flavorful pie, decadent layer cake, or pillowy loaf of bread. Beginner's Baking Bible walks you through all the essential techniques you’ll need to bake over 130 sweet and savory recipes—and get them right every time.

Learn the tools and staple ingredients you’ll need for baking (don’t worry, it’s not as much as you think). Pick up building block skills like measuring, mixing, kneading, creaming butter and sugar, and whipping egg whites. Soon, you’ll impress your family and friends with muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, quiches, and even savory galettes. Presto! You’re a baker.

In Beginner's Baking Bible, you’ll find:

  • 130+ tasty recipes—Learn to bake a wide range of recipes like Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bacon and Swiss Quiche, Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits, Red Velvet Layer Cake, and more.
  • Start from scratch—Learn the simple baking techniques you’ll need to make every recipe, like melting chocolate and cutting butter into flour.
  • Tips and tricks—Helpful tips guide you with easy preparation, ingredient substitutions, and troubleshooting when your bake is in danger.

Easily bake everything from crisp oatmeal cookies to crusty French bread with Beginner's Baking Bible—no magic required.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646111374
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 12/24/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 159,978
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

HEATHER PERINE is a teacher, recipe developer, and food blogger. She blogs about baking from scratch and shares tips, tricks, and simple recipes for bakers at

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I The Beginner's Building Blocks

1 The Beginning Baker's Kitchen 3

2 Starting Skills 11

Part II The Recipes

3 A Collection of Cookies 21

4 Basically Brownies and Bars 43

5 Perfect Pies, Galettes, Tarts, and Quiches 59

6 Can't-Fail Quick Breads and Masterful Muffins 95

7 Captivating Cakes and Cupcakes 113

8 Beautiful Breads, Biscuits, and Crackers 139

9 Fantastic Frostings and Glazes 169

Measurement Conversions 185

The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen™ 186

Resources 187

Index 188

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