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Review: “Fika” (cookbook), Brones & Kindvall

Pros: Sooo delicious! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Fika: The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break is an absolutely delicious cookbook! It explains that

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"The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook"

If you only have the money to buy one baking book, this is it. It’s designed for the home cook, with simple methods and ingredients. Directions are explained well, and you’ll understand why they do things the way they do them. Besides, it has recipes for EVERYTHING!

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"How to Bake," Nick Malgieri

This book is well worth the cost if you love to bake – there are lots of great recipes, and some good information. If you’re really and truly trying to find out “how to bake,” however, I’d recommend the KAF cookbook instead.

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"Death by Chocolate," by Marcel Desaulniers

Danielle’s Temptation. Caramel Rum Delerium Ice Cream Cake. Chocolate Demise. Chocolate Devastation. Chocolate Phantasmagoria (yum!). Double Mocha Madness. Death by Chocolate.

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"The Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts"

I hadn’t yet gotten this cookbook the last time I visited my relatives in Ithaca. If I had, I probably would have stopped by the Moosewood Restaurant while I was there. You won’t find any elaborate pastries in this book, but you will find a surprising array of very yummy recipes.

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"Dessert Circus at Home," by Jacques Torres

Jacques brings you professional-level pastries of great beauty and flavor, but this book was designed for the home cook, not a pastry chef. While a beginning cook probably won’t want to dive right in to the puff pastry, there’s plenty in here that even the very occasional baker will feel comfortable making.

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"Classic Home Desserts," by Richard Sax

With this much variation of recipe you won’t like everything you find. But this book is well worth what you pay for it for the sheer volume of recipes, the quality of recipe, and the ease of production for these recipes. I predict you’ll find, like us, that this book becomes a staple in your kitchen.

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"The Cake Bible" by Rose Levy Beranbaum

My only problem with this book was the icing recipes.

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