4 Best Blue Ribbon, Classic Recipes
BetterBaking.com Free Classic Recipes
We know how it is. You discover a new food website. You lust for the recipes. But alas, some are free but not what you need now and some are stowed away in Archives or this paid membership area thingie. Drat! All you want is to TRY something before you invest. I understand this and aside from the monthly free recipes and Twitter Bonus recipes, I offer five of my best recipes freely - anytime. It's my way of saying welcome to new friends and bakers, surfer/baker dabblers, baking bloggers and anyone else who can't resist the scent of freshly baked bread.
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Free is Nice but Nothing Beats a Print Cookbook for a Lion's Share of Baking Expertise
Having said all that I want to also mention that nothing beats my cookbooks insofar as having bug chunks of conversational (i.e. readable) information that really helps you bake better. I can't, on a website, offer so much text or explanations because attention spans (even mine) online are lean and mean, and besides which, nothing but nothing beats a beautiful cookbook (or any book) for transmitting information in a time-honored way. Nothing beats a cookbook, in print, to take into the kitchen. The best of my advice and baker's expertise is in each of my (four) cookbooks. They are probably in your local library so you can borrow them to check them out. For instance, here you have my French Country Bread recipe but the whole low-down on that particular recipe is in my cookbooks (each book has a version of this great bread because it is that great). Ditto for knowing about ingredients, tools, and how to tame a frisky oven and more.
So, enjoy the recipes, email me if you need assistance but never underestimate the treasure trove of baking information contained in a cohesive place, i.e. a book.
Happy Baking and Bon Appetit from the BB Test Kitchen,
Master Baker, Author