Book Review: Food52 Baking

Food52 Baking
60 Sensational Treats You Can Pull Off in a Snap

Wether it's the chocolate cake at every childhood birthday, blondies waiting for you after school, or hot dinner rolls smeared with butter at Thanksgiving dinner, homemade baked goods hold a place in many of our best memories. And that's why making shouldn't be reserved for special occasions. With this book, curated by the editors of Food52, you can have homemade treated far superior to the store-bought variety, even when it feels like you're too busy to turn on the oven. From Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies to "Cuppa Cuppa Sticka" Peach and Blueberry Cobbler, these sixty reliable, easy-to-execute recipes won't have you hunting down special equipment and hard to find ingredients or leave you with a kitchen covered in flour and sink piled high with bowls. They're not ordinary or ho-hum, either: ingredients you've hated with before (and some you haven't like black sesame, coconut oil, and lavender) come together to create new favorites like Baked Cardamom French Toast and Olive Oil and Sesame Crackers. Filled with generations' worth of kitchen wisdom, beautiful photography, and tips you'll return to, Baking is the new go-to collection for anyone who wants to whip up something sweet every day. 

Founded by Amanda Hessesr and Merrill Stubbs in 2009, Food52 has become the premier online community for cooks of all levels, with more than thirty thousand recipes, a hotline, and a kitchen and home shop. It was named Best Food Publication at the 2012 James Beard Awards and Best Culinary Website at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 IACP Awards. 

As you might know from my domestic hanna blog posts I love to cook so I was very excited to receive Food52 Baking to review (I consider baking to be a type of cooking). The feel of the book and the pictures are first rate. The ingredients are easy to find and baking isn't too complicated. Plus the scones are to die for. The techniques are actually quite helpful too. If you like Lighten up, y'all or Vegan Holiday Cooking you'll be interested.  

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