The new and improved Clueless Baker will show beginners how easy it really is to bake from scratch!
This down-to-earth guide reveals the secrets to baking successfully and makes it fun at the same time. The Clueless Baker contains more than 100 foolproof recipes along with all the need-to-know baking basics at your fingertips. You'll feel like a pro in no time. You'll be creating scrumptious desserts, delicious breads and yummy cookies and treats that you'll be proud to serve to your family and friends. No stress! No sweat!
Revised and updated, it includes:
The Clueless Baker still includes the following invaluable features: Baking: The Eleven-Step Program, The Essential Clueless Baking Cupboard and The Baking Glossary.
Evelyn Raab is the author of the wildly successful Clueless in the Kitchen. Her popular Cooking with Kids column has appeared in Today's Parent magazine. She attributes her culinary expertise to her sons.
The oven looms before you. A darkened abyss. The gates of hell. You know -- you just know -- that whatever you put in there is doomed. Doomed and ruined. It will burn. Or collapse. Probably both.
Plus, your house will burn down. Which is just as well, because after the mess you made of the kitchen it would take ten lifetimes to clean it up, anyway. There is flour on the floor. Batter on the walls. Broken eggs in the sink (it was an accident). You're missing a spatula (you pray it didn't get baked into the cake). The phone is ringing, but you can't find it.
Okay. Take a deep breath and relax. Help has arrived.
What you need are some decent recipes, a good attitude and a plan. Baking can be -- should be -- fun. Also easy. It should be neither traumatic nor terrifying. And at the end of it, you should have something delicious to eat. Which is, after all, the point of the whole thing.
Let's begin with the plan.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Quick Breads and Yeast Breads
Chapter 3: Muffins and Biscuits
Chapter 4: Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies
Chapter 5: Cakes and Frostings
Chapter 6: Pies and Other Pastries
A Baking Glossary Index