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A Good Bake by Melissa Weller and Carolynn Carreno

A Good Bake

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A Good Bake by Melissa Weller and Carolynn Carreno
Hardcover $40.00
Nov 17, 2020 | ISBN 9781524733438

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A Good Bake is a very good combination: Baking science all of us can understand and a splendid collection of recipes. Weller, who is rightly famous for her breads, yeast pastries (the best kouign amman ever) and cookies, generously shares all her signature recipes with instructions that are clear, detailed and smart. There’s something to learn and something to savor on each page. A baker’s must!” —Dorie Greenspan, author of Dorie’s Cookies and Everyday Dorie 


“Weller, a chemical engineer-cum-baker who worked at Babbo and Per Se before opening Sadelle’s in New York City, takes a scientific approach in this tight collection of intriguing recipes. A clever format separates tips and instructions with various font colors in running subheads along the left margin, making recipes exceptionally accessible . . . Numerous master class and tutorial sections transform this from a cookbook with excellent recipes into a series of baking lessons . . . Each chapter includes recipes both traditional and experimental . . . This will thrill home bakers who want to bake like the pros.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 

“Before she became an expert baker, Weller was a chemical engineer, and as such, she tackles recipes with a scientific approach, getting the fermentation, proofing, and pH balance of her dough down to, well, a science . . . If you’re a quarantine baker who’s mastered sourdough and is ready for the next challenge, consider Weller’s takes on NYC classics like chocolate babka, spelt scones with raspberry jam, and even traditional hot dog buns.” 

“The former chemical engineer gets into the science of baking with extremely detailed recipes and technique tutorials. And fans of her chocolate babka and salted caramel sticky buns will be delighted to find the recipes for those treats within.”

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