Food52 Baking: 60 Sensational Treats You Can Pull Off in a Snap by Food52 Editors

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  • Strawberry-yogurt snack cake

    • Astrid5555 on May 19, 2019

      Delicious and quick summer cake, big hit with the family. Made in a 9 inch (23cm) round springform pan.

    • Lepa on October 11, 2016

      This makes a lot of cake! It's delicious and not too sweet, so perfect for breakfast.

    • Lepa on May 04, 2017

      I subbed in one cup of white whole wheat to make this a bit healthier and it turned out well. This is a great breakfast cake.

  • Olive oil ricotta cake with plums

    • Astrid5555 on September 26, 2015

      As promised super quick and delicious with a very moist and tender crumb. Batter was very lumpy after folding in the flour, but this did not effect the finished cake in any way. Would maybe add more plums next time.

    • Lepa on July 31, 2016

      I've made many plum cakes and this is a stand out. The lemon is such a nice addition; it adds a lovely layer of complexity to the cake. This cake is stunning!

  • Buttermilk Dutch baby with caramelized pears

    • trudys_person on January 14, 2016

      This is a really nice variation the Dutch Baby theme. The spices are a nice addition, and combine well with a fruit topping. Yummy!

    • gamulholland on November 21, 2017

      This was simple and delicious. We put ice cream on it and served it for dessert.

  • Pudding chômeur

    • Yildiz100 on December 28, 2019

      I found the biscuit part to be a bit dry. Next time I will try a recipe that uses more of a cake batter.

    • Frogcake on February 28, 2016

      I really like this version, a dessert which is commonly found on restaurant menus here in Quebec. Amazing what you can put together with cheap, on-hand ingredients!

  • "Cuppa cuppa sticka" peach and blueberry cobbler

    • bching on August 25, 2021

      Meh. Too sweet and doughy.

  • Maple persimmon upside-down cake with maple cream

    • Lepa on July 31, 2016

      This was beautiful and dramatic but the flavor was just okay.

  • Cherry almond crumb cake

    • Lepa on March 11, 2018

      From the description, I had high hopes for this cake but was ultimately disappointed. It was okay but nothing special. I won't make it again.

  • Honey pecan cake

    • Lepa on July 15, 2017

      This is a simple cake, and quite lovely. I took it to a party and received many compliments. I was confused because the pecans all migrated to the perimeter and thought I had done something wrong but the picture here shows that also happened to Food 52, so I don't feel bad.

  • Chocolate dump-it cake

    • Lepa on May 08, 2017

      Alas, I do not feel like I have found my chocolate cake recipe. This was fine but not great so I will continue my quest for a fantastic chocolate cake. Everybody in my family liked the cake more than the icing. I liked the fact that the icing wasn't too sweet but I'm not sure I appreciated the tang provided by sour cream. I think I like a whipped cream-type icing- if I have to ice a cake at all.

    • Frogcake on February 28, 2016

      This recipe also appears in the New York Times cookbook. Very yummy recipe, a real keeper!

  • Nectarine slump

    • Lepa on May 23, 2016

      Very bland, greasy and disappointing.

  • Cranberry, oatmeal, and flaxseed muffins

    • Lepa on July 31, 2016

      I found these utterly disgusting. I made a huge batch for a school bake sale and was happy to make something healthy. Unfortunately, nobody was willing to eat them. I felt really angry about wasting so many lovely ingredients and so much time to make something that was completely inedible.

  • Whole wheat molasses yogurt bread with figs and walnuts

    • Lepa on July 31, 2016

      I baked this for an hour and it came out dry and unappealing. Nobody in my family liked it. I was so disappointed after reading the rave reviews on Food52. Two days later I was hungry and decided to have a slice and suddenly, it was good! Lessons learned: 1) do not over bake. I think 50 minutes is probably sufficient for this bread; 2) It tastes better a day or two after it is made; and 3) It is excellent with butter and orange marmalade. Even after the revised opinion, I'm not sure if I'll rush to make this again. I think I wanted something slightly lighter- more like a cake.

  • Best banana bread

    • Lepa on July 31, 2016

      This is a lovely banana bread. I added a handful of chocolate chips and chopped pecans and then it really was the "bestest."

    • hbakke on April 15, 2021

      This was a disaster for me. Despite following the recipe, the batter barely fit in my loaf pan and overflowed in the oven. This recipe uses twice as many bananas as other similar banana bread recipes which I think factored into it taking 30 minutes longer in the oven and still having a gummy texture. Not my favorite banana bread by far.

  • Grape-Nut and chocolate chip kitchen sink oatmeal cookies

    • Frogcake on February 28, 2016

      I really liked this kitchen sink cookie recipe; however, my kids found them to be too plain. Next time, I will increase the brown sugar and cinnamon. Might try sweetened coconut flakes too in place of unsweetened. Maybe this is more of a grown-up cookie recipe? They are so healthy and so delicious with a cup of fruity herbal tea!

  • Yogurt biscuits

    • alirov on October 13, 2016

      I made the cheese and green onion version in which you use less salt and add 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions. While the biscuits came out fine, I thought they were fairly bland and flavorless.

  • Lemon sponge cups

    • bwhip on March 13, 2020

      These were pretty good, but I'm used to making the ones from the original Tartine book, which I find to be significantly better. The recipes are similar, but the Tartine version uses buttermilk, and one more egg, and the resulting flavor is much better to my palate.

  • Brown butter cupcake brownies

    • edybwad on February 07, 2020

      This recipe is amazing and may become my go-to for brownies!

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  • ISBN 10 1607748010
  • ISBN 13 9781607748014
  • Published Sep 22 2015
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 172
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press
  • Imprint Food52 Works

Publishers Text

A stunning collection of hassle-free recipes for baking cakes, cookies, tarts, puddings, muffins, bread, and more, from the editors behind the leading food website Food52.

Whether it's the chocolate cake at every childhood birthday, blondies waiting for you after school, or hot dinner rolls smeared with butter at Thanksgiving dinner, homemade baked goods hold a place in many of our best memories. And that's why baking shouldn't be reserved for special occasions.

With this book, curated by the editors of Food52, you can have homemade treats far superior to the store-bought variety, even when it feels like you're too busy to turn on the oven. From Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies to "Cuppa Cuppa Sticka" Peach and Blueberry Cobbler, these sixty reliable, easy-to-execute recipes won't have you hunting down special equipment and hard-to-find ingredients or leave you with a kitchen covered in flour and a skink piled high with bowls. They're not ordinary or ho-hum, either: ingredients you've baked with before (and some you haven't - like black sesame, coconut oil, and lavender) come together to create new favorites like Baked Cardamom French Toast and Olive Oil and Sesame Crackers. Filled with generations’ worth of kitchen wisdom, beautiful photography, and tips you'll return to, Baking is the new go-to collection for anyone who wants to whip up something sweet every day.

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