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Hello again all you intrepid bakers, the last thread has hit the magic mark and here we go with another. I'd like to open this up to another aspect as well if I could, a discussion of baking cookbooks. If you're anything like me you own at least forty-'leven dozen of them and of those have a few big favorites. What are they? What recipes do you make over and over again?
Two of mine are: "The Fannie Farmer Baking Book" by Marion Cunningham, an encyclopedia of baking with clear instructions and recipes that work for just about any conceivable American baked good (the cookie chapter is a special favorite), and "Paris Sweets" by Dorie Greenspan, which has recipes for French baked goods from simple to challenging - from Korova aka World Peace Cookies and simple cakes to the multistep (and delicious) Gateau l'Opéra.
Sooo...over to you, my dear baking lads and lasses!