Baking Basics and Beyond, Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro: "In October 2007, Baking Basics and Beyond won the “Baking Cookbook Award,” given by the Cordon d’ Or-Gold Ribbon International Annual Cookbooks and Culinary Arts 2007 Awards Program. The Awards Program is open to Culinary Professionals worldwide. It is listed in Writers Market annual publications, from Australia and New Zealand to the European Continent, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States."
Honestly I bake alot, but this book is on my Gift list for many. Pat explains things in a way that seems logical to anyone, even if they have never THOUGHT they could bake. The recipes work and are not full of items that you must live in Japan to obtain. It is very basic, simple and satisfying. Buy this book......cause in the spring she is going to have a new book.....Scandinavian Baking..............WOW I just can't wait!
I am going to make a chipped beef dip on her web blog....check her out.....What a great no brainer gift for the holidays for anyone from a new bride to a niece or nephew you don't know what to get! Everyone wants to bake for the holidays....its perfect! (remember i am the hate to shop girl.....this rocks)