Review: Baking With Dorie by Dorie Greenspan

Review: Baking With Dorie by Dorie Greenspan

Baking With Dorie by Dorie Greenspan is a fantastic cookbook to add to your collection. This is a book of recipes that is perfect for any skillset, as it has clear and easy to follow instructions. If you are looking for a book that has a wealth of baking ideas and tips, this is it.

Review: Baking With Dorie by Dorie GreenspanTitle: Baking With Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple
Author: Dorie Greenspan
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: October 19, 2021
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

From James Beard Award-winning and NYT best-selling author Dorie Greenspan, a baking book of more than 150 exciting recipes

Say “Dorie Greenspan” and think baking. The renowned author of thirteen cookbooks and winner of five James Beard and two IACP awards offers a collection that celebrates the sweet, the savory, and the simple. Every recipe is signature Dorie: easy—beginners can ace every technique in this book—and accessible, made with everyday ingredients. Are there surprises? Of course! You’ll find ingenious twists like Berry Biscuits. Footlong cheese sticks made with cream puff dough. Apple pie with browned butter spiced like warm mulled cider. A s’mores ice cream cake with velvety chocolate sauce, salty peanuts, and toasted marshmallows. It’s a book of simple yet sophisticated baking. The chapters are classic: Breakfast Stuff • Cakes • Cookies • Pies, Tarts, Cobblers and Crisps • Two Perfect Little Pastries • Salty Side Up. The recipes are unexpected. And there are “Sweethearts” throughout, mini collections of Dorie’s all-time favorites. Don’t miss the meringue Little Marvels or the Double-Decker Caramel Cake. Like all of Dorie’s recipes, they lend themselves to being remade, refashioned, and riffed on.

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Review: Baking With Dorie by Dorie Greenspan

There are some recipes in this cookbook that are easier than others, which really makes it a great starting point for beginners. Also, there are lots of detailed instructions on baking and measuring basics, so there is so much that can be learned from Dorie. The instructions are clearly written and the book has such a down-to-earth approach that gives confidence to the reader.

❀ Many Different Types of Baked Goods

With so many different types of baked goods to choose from, there is something that will appeal to everyone in this cookbook. As well. the sections that are included in the recipes for playing around are quite fun and allow for some interesting and unique outcomes.

❀ Contents: Baking With Dorie

  • Introduction
  • Just So You Know
  • Breakfast
  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Two Perfect Little Pastries
  • Pies, Tarts, Cobblers, and Crisps
  • Salty Side Up
  • Basics, Must-Knows, and Fillips

❀ Stunning Photos

My only disappointment with the book is that not all of the recipes have an accompanying photo. The photos that are included are really stunning, however, I just wish there had been more of them. That being said, I am very inspired by Baking With Dorie to start some fall baking.

About Dorie Greenspan

Dorie Greenspan

Inducted into the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, DORIE GREENSPAN is the author of Dorie's Cookies, a 2017 James Beard Award-winner for Best Baking and Dessert book; Around My French Table, a New York Times bestseller that wasnamed Cookbook of the Year by the IACP; Baking Chez Moi, also a Times bestseller; and Baking: From My Home to Yours, a James Beard Award winner. She lives in New York City, Westbrook, Connecticut, and Paris.

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