The Essential Baker

(book, Carole Bloom)

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h4. From the publisher

If you're a beginning baker, The Essential Baker offers an accessible introduction to essential baking ingredients, equipment, and techniques as well as detailed, step-by-step recipes that make it easy to prepare even the trickiest baked goods. If you're already an accomplished baker, the book offers many sophisticated and unusual recipes that will help you refine your knowledge and skills. 

The Essential Baker is organized around six key baking ingredients: fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, chocolate, dairy products, spices and herbs, and coffee, tea, and liqueurs. Select an ingredient or flavor you love, and you'll find many delicious ways to incorporate it into your baking.

With in-depth guidance on techniques and ingredients, 225 standout recipes, variations and embellishments for almost every dish, and 32 pages of striking full-color photographs, The Essential Baker may be the only baking book you'll ever need.
White Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes