The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook (Paperback)

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It's back and better than ever. Now with an innovative lay-flat paperback cover with a durable, sewn binding, the authoritative baker's baking book has the same tried and true content at an unbelievable price. The new packaging and exceptional value make it the perfect gift choice for Vermont bakers who want to share a classic. — Stan Hynds

All the KAF cookbooks are more than just collections of recipes. The Baker’s Companion is filled with practical how-to’s, includes a pinch of baking chemistry, and is liberally sprinkled throughout with anecdotes about baking history. — Jen Canfield


The trusted companion of scores of home bakers is finally available in paperback!

Originally Published ten years ago - and shortly thereafter honored as the James Beard Foundation's Cookbook of the Year (2003) - this cookbook is today every bit as relevant as it was then. And now the modern classic is in easy to use Flexibound Paperback, with its hundreds of easy and foolproof recipes, from yeast breads and sourdoughs to trendy flatbreads and crackers to family favorites such as pancakes and waffles. Leading you through the steps of leavening, mixing, proofing, and kneading through shaping and baking, the experts at King Arthur Flour also include their best fried doughs, quick breads, batter breads, biscuits, quiches, cobblers and crisps, cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, tarts, and pastries.

For more than 200 years King Arthur Flour has been in the business of making the highest quality key ingredient in all of baking: flour. They've done decades of experimentation and research in their famous test kitchens on how the various ingredients in baked goods behave and why. The Baker's Companion, a kind of culmination of generations of loving work, brings you more than 350 recipes that teach you which ingredients work together as well as which don't and why. It is this knowledge that will allow you to unleash your own creativity and to experiment in the kitchen.

You'll get a complete overview of ingredients in chapters on flours, sweeteners, leaveners, fats, and more. You'll find information on substitutions and variations, as well as troubleshooting advice from pros at King Arthur Four.

About the Author

King Arthur Flour is the largest single educator of bakers in the world. Employee owned since 1996, the company conducts a yearly national baking class tour that has provided free baking classes to many thousands of bakers across the U.S. The company also publishes The Baking Sheet, a newsletter of recipes and baking information. The Baker's Catalogue, a wholly owned subsidiary, sponsors an online baking forum, The Baking Circle, on its parent company's Web site. The company's 2003 release, The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion, was selected as one of the best cookbooks of the year by Food & Wine, People, and many other national publications. Other books by King Arthur Flour include The Original King Arthur Flour Cookbook, The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion, and King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking. All the bakers at King Arthur Flour work from their 12-sided post-and-beam headquarters in Norwich , Vermont.

Praise For…

I doubt there is a better, more up-to-date baking primer than The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion.

— Florence Fabricant

This is not one of those cheesy supermarket
promotions where every recipe features the preferred brand in BIG TYPE. It’s an
authoritative study, decades in the making, from the pros in King Arthur’s test

Uncondescending and patient, carefully walking
you through the steps to baking perfection without assuming you know a thing.

A book that will fire ovens and bakers’ passions
for years.

The final word on baking for both professional
and home cooks.

The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion’s provenance grants this book authority, and its comprehensiveness makes it a necessary purchase for every culinary collection.

Serious bakers, as well as those who want to
learn from the best, will want to have this book on their shelves.

Loaded with easy-to-follow instructions, nutrition information and food tips…it’ll become as essential to your cookbook collection as Joy of Cooking.

This book is a must for any home baker.

One of the best baking guides in print.
Comprehensive and comprehensible, it has such a wealth of information, it will
take many baking sessions to absorb.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781581571783
ISBN-10: 158157178X
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2012
Pages: 656
Language: English
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