Kamran Siddiqi is a food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. He blogs at the Sophisticated Gourmet and is a full-time student in New Jersey.
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.
With colour photographs to show what you're aiming for, advice on equipment and stocking up your cupboard (even in a tiny shared kitchen!), and useful hints and tips - including simple cake-decorating ideas - you won't want to leave home without The Hungry Student Easy Baking.
With judges' recipes from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, and bakers' recipes from the Class of 2015, this is a beautiful book for homebakers everywhere inspired to celebrate with their own signature bakes.
From three-tiered cheesecakes to black forest gateau, vol au vents to crème brulee, ice cream roll to Spanish windtorte, this year's record-breaking series of Bake Off was a celebration of everything that's great about British Baking, and these easy to follow recipes will help you recreate that magic in your own kitchen.
Discover new flavours and techniques with the helpful tips in the 'baker's guide', 'meet the bakers' with inspiring insights into what got them baking, and try cake, bread and dessert ideas from around the world.
Celebrations includes recipes for every occasion, from family meals and home-cooked teas to the big dates like Christmas and Diwali, Halloween and birthdays, as well as technical challenges, showstoppers and signature bakes you will recognize from the show.
Cake - Black Forest Gateau, coffee and walnut cake, madeira cake
Biscuits - Box of Biscuits, ariettes, biscotti
Bread - baguettes, quick bread
Desserts - Three tiered cheesecakes, Spanish windtorte, crème brulee
Alternative Ingredients - dairy-free ice cream roll, gluten-free pitta bread, sugar-free cake
Pastry - vol au vents, flaounes, frangipane tart
Victorian - charlotte Russe, raised game pie
Patisserie - cream horns
Whatever the occasion you're baking for, add a dash of GBBO!