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The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion

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Every kitchen comes equipped with a fundamental, dependable cookbook classic, such as the Joy of Cooking. Now bakers have a modern classic of their own. From leavening, mixing, proofing, and kneading, through shaping and baking, the experts at King Arthur Flour lead you through hundreds of easy and foolproof recipes in The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion.

With wisdom and humor, they help you explore and master every area of baking, from tricky yeast breads and sourdoughs, to trendy flatbreads and crackers, to family favorites such as pancakes and waffles. They also present fried doughs, quick breads, batter breads, biscuits, quiches, cobblers and crisps, cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, tarts, and pastries. 

The more than 450 recipes are enhanced with sidebars that share baking secrets and provide clear, step-by-step instructions. Techniques are further explained with easy-to-follow sequences of illustrations from culinary illustrator Laura Hartman Maestro. Finally, each recipe is accompanied by a detailed nutritional analysis.

The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion is the definitive kitchen resource. It explains just about everything you want to know about baking. You'll get a complete overview of all of the essential baking ingredients and how and why they behave as they do — flours, sweeteners, leavens, fats, and more. You'll find information on substitutions and variations, as well as troubleshooting advice from the pros at King Arthur. You'll also find an extensive photographic guide to all the tools of the trade, from mixing bowls to a Danish dough whisk.

Exhaustive in scope, authoritative in style, and offering clear, practical, and encouraging instruction, The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion is the one book you'll turn to every time you bake. Like your set of measuring cups and favorite wooden spoon, it will become an essential kitchen resource. 
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