Baking for the Holidays Cookbook Review

Baking for the Holidays Cookbook Review
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Title: Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season
Author: Sarah Kieffer
Published: September 7, 2021, Chronicle Books
No. of Pages: 224
Cover Price: $24.95 Hardcover, $8.54 Kindle



Looking for some showstopper baked goods to serve at the upcoming holidays? Sarah Kieffer has outdone herself with her cookbook, Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season. Almost everybody hosts a few breakfasts and brunches during the holidays, and this book contains plenty of breads and desserts to add to those holiday meals. While the cookbook includes only about 50 (plus some basics) recipes, these are recipes that people actually want to prepare and serve. It includes trendy recipes like morning buns (a big craze lately), Cruffins, and Nutella Star Bread, as well as some basics and traditional baked goods. There are pies, cakes, cupcakes, pull apart breads, and frozen concoctions.

One of the best parts of this excellent cookbook is that there is a beautiful photograph of almost every recipe; it makes it difficult to decide what to bake, since everything looks so good. There are also basic recipes such as Rough Puff Paste, Basic Sweet Roll Dough, and Cheater’s Croissant Dough. Although there are recipes in this book that are time consuming, Kieffer has streamlined some of the basics to save time and make the baked goods easier to prepare. These recipes aren’t just for the holidays. Almost every recipe can be prepared year round, and they turn out good enough most bakers will want to bake their favorites over and over.

All told, Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season is an excellent cookbook with easy-to-follow instructions that make it possible for bakers of all skill levels to create beautiful and tasty baked goods.

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




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