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Terri_A
05-20-2009, 12:46 PM
I have a friend who is discovering the joy of baking and she was telling me that she wishes that she understood the science behind it. You know, like what baking soda does and what is doesn't and why bread flour works one way and ap another, etc. I figure you guys are the perfect resource - is there a great book that covers it all that I can get for her?

Canice
05-20-2009, 12:51 PM
How about BakeWise (http://www.amazon.com/BakeWise-Successful-Baking-Magnificent-Recipes/dp/1416560785) by Shirley Corriher?

MNGirlTX
05-20-2009, 12:54 PM
I was just coming to post the same thing as Canice did...there is also

"On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen" by Harold McGee.

I actually searched Amazon for Alton Brown and both of these books were in the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:" section.

veschke
05-20-2009, 01:13 PM
"On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen" by Harold McKee.

McGee, I believe. :) I came in to suggest this one -- very broad-ranging, educational, and readable.

TitlePending
05-20-2009, 01:16 PM
I have an un-used copy of Alton Brown's I'm Just Here For More Food Food x Mixing + Heat = Bakijng. It is missing pages 86 & 87 in the muffin section, not that major. I'd be happy to send it to you if interested. Linda ~

MNGirlTX
05-20-2009, 02:11 PM
McGee, I believe. :) I came in to suggest this one -- very broad-ranging, educational, and readable.

You're right...:o That's what happens when you don't go back and double-check!

Curiosity Hears
05-20-2009, 02:30 PM
The Art and Soul of Baking (http://www.surlatable.com/category/id/103913.do), by Cindy Mushet is a really nice book on baking with lots of useful information and interesting tips from pros.