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MeganTheMushroom
06-02-2010, 08:38 AM
I was wondering if anybody knows any good baking books,
not so much recipes, but what different ingredients do, the equipment, mixing methods, baking methods, what disguishes a cookie from cake or a brownie from a cake, etc.
Online sites about this stuff is good too, or if anybody here can help too- it's all appreciated :D

Thank you! :carrot:


astrophe
06-02-2010, 08:48 AM
Do you mean like Kitchen Science?

http://www.amazon.com/New-Kitchen-Science-Guide-Success/dp/061824963X/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

That's the one I've read. I'm sure there are others.
A.

MeganTheMushroom
06-02-2010, 05:00 PM
The review seems like what I'm looking for, but one solely for baking,
I don't want to get a book where most of it is about things I won't use,
maybe the author wrote another book for that...I'll go check :)


mandalinn82
06-02-2010, 05:03 PM
I was going to recommend Ratio by Michael Ruhlman, but it's also more generally focused. The first chapter would serve your purpose, though...it's all focused on various doughs.

mandalinn82
06-02-2010, 05:04 PM
Oh, Alton Brown did a book that'd work.

http://www.amazon.com/Im-Just-Here-More-Food/dp/1584793414/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275512617&sr=1-6

MeganTheMushroom
06-02-2010, 10:50 PM
Oh, Alton Brown did a book that'd work.

http://www.amazon.com/Im-Just-Here-More-Food/dp/1584793414/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275512617&sr=1-6

That's perfect! I watched a video of his about cookies yesterday, actually, and he's awesome, thanks so much! :D
I'll try to order it as soon as I can :carrot: