A New Way to Bake: Classic Recipes Updated with Better-for-You Ingredients from the Modern Pantry by Martha Stewart Living Magazine

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  • Overnight yeasted granola waffles

    • ccav on May 31, 2021

      Cook on “uniform texture” setting. Very good flavor. Recipe makes a lot more than described; will make half recipe next time. Good with ricotta cheese and blueberries

    • anya_sf on August 11, 2018

      I used 6 Tbsp butter and 4 Tbsp turbinado sugar; the waffles turned out plenty rich and just mildly sweet, perfect with maple syrup. They baked up beautifully crispy on the outside, with a pleasant chew from the granola. Unlike some waffles I've made, these did not stick to my waffle iron. I have a round waffle iron and got 11 waffles. My family really liked these.

  • Whole-wheat snickerdoodle bites

    • julesamomof2 on January 15, 2018

      Yummy-a slighter healthier version of our favorite cookie. Rolling them in all natural sugar made them extra crunchy and delicious.

  • Apple-cider doughnut cake

    • julesamomof2 on December 13, 2017

      I loved this-I but it was deemed 'not sweet enough' by my kids and was left largely uneaten, so therefore will not be making this one again.

  • Spelt pâte brisée

    • Frogcake on April 20, 2019

      Love this pate brisee recipe! So delicious - the flavour is complex and equally wonderful as a base for quiche and fruit.

  • Herb quiche with rye crust

    • Frogcake on April 22, 2019

      Loved this quiche and crust. I couldn’t help but add a sprinkle of finely shredded Manchego.

  • Coconut baked oatmeal

    • anya_sf on October 24, 2018

      Figs go really well with coconut. The oatmeal was delicious, if a bit rich, even when using reduced fat coconut milk. This recipe calls for more sugar than I usually put in baked oatmeal, but I'm sure that's partly why I thought it was so good.

  • Whole-wheat pancakes

    • anya_sf on August 18, 2018

      Good pancakes, hearty enough to stand up to the berry compote. If you follow the instructions, each pancake will be miniscule (only 2 Tbsp batter each); I made them my usual size, about double that. The pancakes stuck to the griddle, so they overcooked a bit, but I think that was my griddle and not the recipe. Would make again, with or without the compote.

  • Buckwheat waffles

    • anya_sf on November 04, 2018

      I just made the waffles, not the ricotta-orange topping. The waffles were delicious with just the right amount of buckwheat flavor and sweetness. We enjoyed them with jam or maple syrup. I will definitely make these again and would like to try the topping.

  • Double-apple bran muffins

    • anya_sf on August 15, 2018

      A nice muffin, mildly sweet. Still fresh tasting in the morning when baked the night before. I got 11 muffins using my normal muffin scoop. I'm not sure if I liked the crunch from the millet; I might leave it out next time.

    • hibeez on April 13, 2020

      I put a streusel on top (cinnamon, butter, sugar). very moist and delicious. Did not have millet.

  • Blackberry-oat bran muffins

    • anya_sf on September 11, 2018

      Delicious, mildly sweet muffins. I mixed the batter the night before (without berries), then finished in the morning. Paper liners are important to avoid sticking/collapsing, and spraying the paper liners helps them peel off cleanly.

  • Pumpkin spelt scones with maple glaze

    • anya_sf on November 03, 2018

      I couldn't find spelt flour so I substituted whole wheat pastry flour. I had to add a bit of extra liquid for the dough to come together. The scones were quite tender, but lacked flavor. Neither the pumpkin nor the spices really came through, just the glaze. Maybe spelt would be more flavorful.

  • Whole-grain pumpkin bread

    • anya_sf on November 09, 2018

      A tasty, hearty pumpkin bread. The ground pepitas add a nice flavor. I also sprinkled some on top. Perhaps this isn't the best pumpkin bread ever (Tartine's is amazing), but I like that it's heathier, and my family enjoyed it.

  • No-knead seeded bread

    • anya_sf on May 26, 2020

      The dough was very easy to make. My lame was not deep enough and the top of the loaf was too sticky to slash cleanly, but that didn't seem to matter. I'm not experienced with this kind of bread and the recipe doesn't provide much guidance on what the loaf should look like during baking, so I went with the stated baking time. At that point, the bread was just done inside, but the outer edges were burnt. I'm not sure how to avoid that in the future. The edges also stuck to the pot and I had to loosen them with a knife. The bread was very hearty and crusty with an irregular, open crumb. The texture was slightly gummy - not sure if it was slightly underdone or this type of bread is just that way - but great toasted, with a wonderful flavor.

  • Honey-wheat Parker House rolls

    • anya_sf on August 08, 2018

      I had trouble understanding the shaping instructions (hadn't made Parker House rolls before) so I had to google it. I used the stated 8"x8" pan size, but that seemed way too small - had to squeeze the rolls in there. They rose A LOT, especially the middle ones, and needed extra time in the oven to bake through underneath. Next time I'd use at least a 9"x9" pan or even 9"x13". Don't skip the salt at the end; the rolls are bland without it. The rolls were pretty good, but the butter doesn't come through like it does in the standard white flour version.

  • Gluten-free quinoa pancakes

    • hibeez on January 06, 2019

      I had a card in my book that says the flour is a misprint. Use 3/4 cup quinoa flour or 3/4 cup gluten free flour mix for the all purpose flour.

  • Lemon-cornmeal cake

    • hibeez on November 23, 2019

      Very good, very moist. Used a tiny bit of lemon oil instead of almond extract. Seemed oilier than it should. I would try 2/3 cup oil next time, or even 1/2. Had almond flour on hand; might have not calculated correctly from slivered almonds to almond flour.

  • Chocolate buckwheat torte

    • hibeez on November 21, 2020

      This was tasty, but the buckwheat is a bit gritty which makes for an odd unexpected texture.

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  • ISBN 10 0307954714
  • ISBN 13 9780307954718
  • Published Mar 28 2017
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

A must-have for every baker, with 130 recipes featuring bold new flavors and ingredients.

Here is the go-to cookbook that definitively ushers the baking pantry beyond white flour and sugar to include natural sweeteners, whole-grain flours, and other better-for-you—and delicious—ingredients. The editors at Martha Stewart Living have explored the distinctive flavors and alluring textures of these healthful foods, and this book shares their very best results.

A New Way to Bake has 130 foolproof recipes that showcase the many ways these newly accessible ingredients can transform traditional cookies, pies, cakes, breads, and more. Chocolate chip cookies gain greater depth with earthy farro flour, pancakes become protein powerhouses when made with quinoa, and lemon squares get a wonderfully crumbly crust and subtle nutty flavor thanks to coconut oil. Superfoods are right at home in these baked goods; granola has a dose of crunchy chia seeds, and gluten-free brownies have an extra chocolaty punch from cocoa nibs.

With a DIY section for making your own nut butter, yogurt, coconut milk, and other basics, and more than 150 photographs, including step-by-step how-to images, A New Way to Bake is the next-generation home-baking bible.

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