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Saffitz, Claire

Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence

Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence

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Claire Saffitz is a baking hero for a new generation. In Dessert Person, fans will find Claire's signature spin on sweet and savory recipes like Babkallah (a babka-Challah mashup), Apple and Concord Grape Crumble Pie, Strawberry-Cornmeal Layer Cake, Crispy Mushroom Galette, and Malted Forever Brownies. She outlines the problems and solutions for each recipe--like what to do if your pie dough for Sour Cherry Pie cracks (patch it with dough or a quiche flour paste!)--as well as practical do's and don'ts, skill level, prep and bake time, step-by-step photography, and foundational know-how. With her trademark warmth and superpower ability to explain anything baking related, Claire is ready to make everyone a dessert person.
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From the very first page, Saffitz, with her charming and relatable writing style, invites readers into a world where baking is not just a hobby but a joyful and fulfilling part of life. The book is a perfect blend of Saffitz's expertise and her approachable personality, making it feel like you're baking alongside a knowledgeable and encouraging friend. Her passion for baking shines through in every recipe, narrative, and tip, creating an infectious enthusiasm that will inspire even the most hesitant of bakers to preheat their ovens and start mixing. Each recipe in "Dessert Person" is thoughtfully crafted and meticulously tested, ensuring success for bakers of all skill levels. The book offers a wide range of desserts, from comforting classics to innovative creations, all presented with clear, detailed instructions and beautiful photography that not only guides but also inspires. What sets this book apart is its emphasis on demystifying the baking process. Saffitz does an excellent job of breaking down the science of baking in an easy-to-understand manner, helping readers grasp the 'why' behind each step. This approach builds confidence and encourages experimentation, making the baking experience both educational and fun. The book is also wonderfully organized, with recipes categorized not just by type but also by difficulty level, making it easy to find something to suit your mood or skill level. Whether you're in the mood for a quick and simple treat or a more complex project, "Dessert Person" has you covered. Saffitz's recipes are not just about taste; they are a feast for the eyes as well. Her tips on presentation and decoration are practical yet creative, ensuring that each dessert is as stunning as it is delicious. Her guidance on customizing recipes and troubleshooting common baking issues is invaluable, making the book a go-to resource for any home baker. "Dessert Person" is an invitation to embrace the joy of baking. Whether you're a seasoned baker or just starting out, this book will ignite a passion for baking and empower you to create delectable treats that will delight and impress.