Savory Baking: Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between
Erin Jeanne McDowell
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While sugar has its pleasures, savory baked goods can satisfy at any meal of the day. Erin Jeanne McDowell makes this fully clear in this toothsome, occasionally adventurous, and wide-ranging book.
From versatile staples that work at any meal, such as cornbread and biscuits, to savory versions of things which are usually sweet, such as bundt cake and pull-apart buns, McDowell has thorough, detailed recipes. Many are supported by step-by-step photo sequences such as the one that demonstrates how to shape scallion pancakes so the scallions stay inside.
The savory baking world which McDowell explores is big. Among the enticing recipes we saw were pizza-flavored babka, French onion muffins, broccoli rabe and sausage galette, ham and cheese quickbread, pan-fried mushroom dumplings, shredded chicken empanadas, and cacio e pepe foccacia.
There are a few sweeter recipes dropped in for contrast, but the savory goodies are the real pleasure here.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.