The Baker?s Appendixhas all the things bakers need at their fingertips. With it, you can adjust recipes for altitude, convert measurements listed in decimals to fractions, decipher a historic measurement ("dash" = 1/8 teaspoon), and bake up a multitude of sweets. Included are 18 basic recipes such as chocolate cake, buttercream, quick breads, and brown sugar cookies that spin out into endless variations with suggestions for mix-ins and substitutions that allow home bakers to improvise with tried-and-true formulas.With 30 how-to illustrations that demonstrate helpful techniques and tricks, The Baker?s Appendixwill be the must-have book for any home baker, whether just starting out or already obsessed.
JESSICA REEDis a writer, a baker, an artist, and a historian. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their daughter.