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Ment You don't even need a sieveAnd for baking veterans this book tells you why you're doing what you've been doing all these yearsHere’s to baking that just work. I thought that I d just dip and out of this as needed but I ended up reading it cover to cover It does exactly what the title suggests it tells you how and why baking works and how to correct things for next time when things go wrong Not only that it has some really great looking recipes I ve baked a couple of them and the results are fantasticLike his first book Brilliant Bread this is going to be something I ll keep coming back to again and again

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How Baking Works

Ainous meringues this book features a mini masterclass for each oneEverything's split up into wee simple steps There's no faff and you don't need any expensive euip. Best baking book I ve readfriendly writing style with simple clear instructions which provide understanding as to why you have to do certain things throughout the baking process Also excellent troubleshooting sections

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I want to show you how baking works I want to prove how easy baking can be Whether you want light cakes suidgy brownies perfect pastry stress free macarons or mount. First of all welcome to a new time for The Hungry Seagull Instead of posting late on Sunday night I shall be getting posts up on Saturday morning so you have something to enjoy over breakfast as well as the news Facebook or whatever floats else your boatThis week I am reviewing another book James Morton s newish How Baking Works And What To Do When It Doesn tI have been using it for the last few months and I have to say it is utterly fantastic As the title suggests the book attempts to teach the reader basic recipes and techniues and how to sort out problems ranging from hard shortbread to soggy puff pastryMorton takes a highly methodical approach to the book s layout with each chapter tackling a different type of bake Cake sponge brownie muffin torte biscuit short pastry sweet pastry choux bless you pastry puff pastry meringue and macaroons all receive their allotted spaceHe is not hidebound by his principles however and slips in a few odd recipes where they seem most appropriate rather than leave them out For instance a rather excellent recipe for chocolate fondants finds its way into the brownie sectionAn introduction covers basics a collection of need to know sauces and dressings such as caramel sauce jam and the best crumble topping you will ever experienceIt also reveals a uniue selling point of medical practitioner Morton s books his scientific approach to the subject He is far less of a it s all an arcane mystery we must feel our way with than a everything is there for a reason which can be explained kind of bakerHis introduction features a description of the key ualities of the basic ingredients of baking sugar eggs flour etc and their importance to the baking processThis style carries on into the later chapters where he scientifically explains the why behind each style of bake s basic process and how things might have gone wrongFor instance he explains the purpose of chilling shortbread before baking it firms the butter up to prevents spreading in the oven and allows the gluten matrix to relax to produce a crumblier shortbread since you askI suspect this reason based approach may also be due to the cheerful blokeishness which suffuses the book There is nothing fussy about is recipes Most measurements are in simple multiples or divisions of 100 and he has a casual disregard for scrimping and scraping to make healthy bakes his advice for soft caramel is Butter And lots of itThe style of the book is very much in this vein simple unfussy cheerful The prose is conversational as if he is speaking to the reader and the layout is clear and simple with plenty of photographsI am not entirely sure about the uality of binding I may have been unlucky but a section of pages has already detached from the spine and is hanging by the thread binding just the sort of thing to really annoy this book loverAs I say I may just have been unlucky and it is certainly not a reason to avoid buying the book In fact I would very much recommend you do and I m sure Morton would roll his eyes and tell me to stuff the pages back in or glue them downHow Baking Works is a fantastic book for a baker of any level but especially for a beginner All the basics anyone could want are in here along with ten skip loads of advice on how to dodge common problems and take ones baking to the next level This book is an indispensable jewel in my collectionOverall A peerless guide to baking one could not wish for a clearer or thorough companionPresentation A simple but clear and effective layout is enhanced by Morton s cheerful proseuality of Recipes Outstanding solid basics to set you up for lifeRange of Recipes Every basic style of baking is covered while a few experimental recipes are included among themPrice At 20 this is really good price With this much advice it is worth 25Will I Take This Off The Shelf To Cook From YesPublished originally on my food blog The Hungry Seagull


10 thoughts on “How Baking Works

  1. says:

    This is a really nice book it explains in a language everyone can understand how to bake and why we need to do things in a certain way which is uite interesting; and has some very nice recipes to try on I'm not an experienced baker I like to bake and eat P but generally avoid complicated recipes as I always fe

  2. says:

    Brilliant Absolutely brilliant Another cover to cover read Just like the first one This one does not really include bread and there's no need that's what the first book is for but it does include different types

  3. says:

    First of all welcome to a new time for The Hungry Seagull Instead of posting late on Sunday night I shall be getting posts up on Saturday morning so you have something to enjoy over breakfast as well as the news Facebook or whatever floats else your boatThis week I am reviewing another book James' Morton's new

  4. says:

    Best baking book I've readfriendly writing style with simple clear instructions which provide understanding as to why you have to do certain things throughout the baking process Also excellent troubleshooting sect

  5. says:

    Great for all levels of bakerI love James Morton's books I have baked for years and have a lot of success but I w

  6. says:

    Love this cookbook Particularly like his chocolate and orange cookies

  7. says:

    I thought that I'd just dip and out of this as needed but I ended up reading it cover to cover It does exactly what the title suggests it tells you how and why baking works and how to correct things for next time when things go wrong Not only that it has some really great looking recipes I've baked a couple of them and the results are fantasticLike his first book Brilliant Bread this is going to be something I'll keep coming back to again

  8. says:

    Not what I was expecting Has recipes than theory Will see how it turns out once I bake ;

  9. says:

    Another great book from James which like his first was a great read cover to cover

  10. says:

    Great recipes with lots of tips along the way

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