Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1st edition (March 23, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Okay, I admit it, I'm a cookbook snob. When this cookbook arrived on my doorstep, I was tempted to leave it there. I figured a book with "Pillsbury" on the cover would be full of unimaginative recipes calling for prepackaged ingredients. Boy, was I wrong! Every muffin recipe I've tried has been moist and delicious and interesting, and the quick breads are fabulous, too. The instructions are clear and straightforward and seem to be aimed at novice bakers (it makes a great gift!). Every recipe has nutritional information, and it's also packed with cute tips and hints on each page. (Stuff like how to substitute lemon juice or vinegar if you're out of buttermilk, or suggested additions, or even directions for hulling strawberries.)And my fears were unfounded--they don't even mention Pillsbury flour, for Pete's sake. The only even *slightly* iffy thing is that they call for "margarine or butter" in the ingredients lists and then tell you what to do with the "margarine" in the instructions. But maybe that's just for the cholesterol-phobic.I'll say it again--don't hesitate, buy this book now! And buy another one as a gift for your favorite baker or for someone who's just getting started. They'll be thrilled!
I checked this out of our public library and then realized that I just HAD to buy this cookbook! The first recipe I made was the one with the cover "Raspberry-Lemon Struesel Muffins". These will be a family favorite for years! The use of vanilla yogurt and egg whites reduces the amount of fat and gives them a delicate texture. The raspberries (the frozen whole kind - no sugar added) give a taste of summer and the struesel topping makes them extra yummy and flavorful without much added fat.This cookbook is very pleasant to browse through. The pictures are great and the book tells you which recipes are low-fat.This book could keep you busy for a long long time. Buy this cookbook and let the kids help you do some baking this summer!
Wow- this really is the best muffin and quick bread cookbook I have ever seen. The recipes are great and I love that there is nutritional information about each recipe. I started to turn down the corners of the recipes that looked good, until I realized that I was turning down every page. A must-have for anyone who loves to bake.
Once you have this book the muffin man will live in your lane because the muffins in this book are terrific!!!Muffins for breakfast, scones for lunch, and fast bread for dinner! They taste good no matter when you eat them!!Have a fancy Bed and Breakfast experience every day!! This book is definately worth its weight in muffins! Don't spend all that money on buying muffins - make them yourself with this book and enjoy the supreme tastes!
This baking book is a definite keeper! It has breads, sweet and savory muffins, biscuits, scones, doughnuts, coffee cakes and various "butter" and "spreads" recipes that are easy to follow. The end result is a delicious concoction! Many of the baked items can be prepared and given to friends and family as gifts. In fact, the book provides creative ideas on how to "make the baked goods special" when baking for others as a gift. I loved the clear easy instructions, substitution ideas, and colorful photographs within. I know with three daughters who LOVE to bake, this book will be a beloved family favorite for years to come!
loved this cookbook! Checked it out from the library and liked it so much I had to buy it. It not only has some awesome muffin recipes, but the coffeecakes and scones are terrific, too! My hope is to try every recipe in the book, Best part: has the nutrition info on every recipe! easy to fit into my weight watchers that way.
Hands down, this the the cookbook I've used the most recipes from. Not a loser in the book. My favorites are the cranberry walnut scones, the Fruity Refrigerator Bran Muffins, and the pumpkin date coffeecake. I've bought numerous copies to give as gifts, and I may need to get more while they are still available.
Don't even hesitate to add this book to your collection. It is easy to understand, contains plenty of photos to help you see the finished results, and has wonderful gift/substitution/presentation ideas. I cannot tell you how many recipes I have made from this book, and all turned out tasty. Truly a wonderful book, kudos to the editors.
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