Everyone Can Bake Cookbook Review

Everyone Can Bake Cookbook Review

Title: Everyone Can Bake: Simple Recipes to Master and Mix
Author: Dominique Ansel
Published: April 14, 2020, Simon & Schuster
No. of Pages: 352
Cover Price: $37.50 Hardcover, $19.99 Kindle

Dominique Ansel is a celebrated French pastry chef, and really knows his stuff. That’s why his cookbook, Everyone Can Bake: Simple Recipes to Master and Mix is a must for anyone who wants to learn to bake beautiful desserts. Owning this book is almost as good as taking an expensive baking course taught by an expert. This beautiful cookbook is my new baking bible. Ansel gives basic “go-to” recipes, then tells how to use them in innovative ways. The basic recipes are simple and range from a go-to Chocolate Cake to Go-To pâte à choux, with dozens of “go-To” baked specialties in the middle. Quite Frankly, this may be the only baking book a serious baker may need for ideas and showstopper desserts. Once you learn the basics, you can make almost anything your imagination comes up with. Not only are there basic cakes, pies, and pastries, but also filling, fruit compotes, lemon curd, several kinds of ganache and truffles, and even soaking syrups.

The instructions are easy-to-follow, even for beginning bakers, and there is plenty of information on equipment and basic baking tips. One of the best things about this cookbook is the photographs; they are spectacular, and will inspire any baker to use this book constantly. Everyone can Bake belongs on every serious baker’s bookshelf, and should also be on the shelf of everyone who needs a little help with baking. Everyone can learn from this excellent pastry chef.

This is a very impressive cookbook. Almost everyone can follow a simple recipe, and the way Ansel has expanded the basics to make amazing baked goods is exciting. Everyone who is serious about baking, or is serious about learning the basics should definitely pick up this excellent book.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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