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A Passion for Baking

Bake to celebrate, Bake to nourish, Bake for fun

Marcy serves up over 220 buttery, flaky favorite recipes overflowing in 16 chapters, with 160 scrumptious-looking photographs—over half of them technique shots so you’ll feel like Marcy is your personal baking coach.
•Learn how to bake mammoth “mall-style” muffins using an ice-cream scoop.
•Crosshatch fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies to expose those melted morsels.
•Bake gourmet personal pan pizzas in a skillet.
What sets this book apart is Marcy’s flair for unique recipe ideas and her signature grand style of baking—a world where muffins and brownies are huge, filled with candy chunks, topped with streusel, and drizzled with three types of chocolate. This is baking to celebrate. This is baking for fun.
One-of-a-Kind Recipes
•Home bakers will love Cheesecake Truffle Bombs (page 259), a simple cheesecake batter that’s baked, cut into tiny bites, frozen, and dipped in melted chocolate.
•Recipes like Smash Apple Pie (page 310) will appeal to the quick-and-easy crowd—shredded apple is sweetened, smashed between a pair of frozen piecrusts, dusted with sugar, and baked into homestyle goodness with very little effort.
•Hot Buttered Popcorn Bread (page 38) packs a secret ingredient in the dough and gets slathered with melted butter after baking.
•Perfect Pecan Pie (page 274) is just that—deeper, richer, and more luscious than ever. Plus, Marcy shares her secret for cutting perfect slices.

Signature Style
Marcy’s approach to baking is fresh; the book is packed with tricks and tips like these:
•Forget to soften your butter for that layer cake? Marcy’s solution: Shred cold butter, and it softens and blends easily into the batter.
•Timer went off and you couldn’t get to the cookies in time? No problem. Marcy preaches “double sheeting,” a method of stacking two baking sheets so that there’s a cushion for even baking and no scorched bottoms.
•Her novel technique for proofing dough: Cover your mixer full of dough with a large clear plastic bag, and let the dough rise. Now that’s no-mess easy.

Healthy Salute
•Fresh, wholesome ingredients are called for throughout the book, but particularly in the “Grainy Goodness” chapter, in which Marcy puts whole grains to work in every recipe.

A Passion for Baking will give you reason to celebrate. Marcy Goldman’s enthusiasm for baking is contagious, her baking tips unique, and recipes—well, they’re over-the-top scrumptious stuff. Who wouldn’t want to try Chocolate Eruption Cheesecake?
Once this book is in hand, you’ll be looking for an occasion to bake. A Passion for Baking is the quintessential cookbook home bakers have been waiting for.

About the Author
Name Editors of Cooking Light Magazine
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Publication Date September 15, 2007
Dimensions 8-1/4" x 10-1/4"
Number of Pages 320
Number of Photos 160
Number of Recipes Over 200