This extensive update of a trustworthy resource for home bakers is backed by more than 200 years of expertise at King Arthur, which has grown from America's first flour company to a supplier of all kinds of goods for bakers. Their baking classes and development kitchens are first rate.
With more than 450 recipes, this book covers everything from breakfast (pancakes, waffles, coffeecake!) to yeasted and sourdough breads to cookies, cakes, pies, and pastry. And although the book abounds in American classics such as apple crisp, snickerdoodle cookies, devil's food cake, and strawberry rhubarb pie, you'll also find that the folks at King Arthur know what bakers these days are adding to their repertoire: Japanese milk bread rolls, gluten-free sandwich bread, roti.
(The almond puff loaf on page 446 is one of those secret weapon recipes that looks like you spent hours making it, except mostly you were just waiting for it to bake.)
Hardcover. Color photograph inserts.