The Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread by Kelly Fields and Kate Heddings

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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; American South
    • Ingredients: corn flour; coarse cornmeal; buttermilk; all-purpose flour; eggs; honey
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    • Ingredients: butter; raw sugar; all-purpose flour; sour cream; dark brown sugar; eggs; bananas; milk; buttermilk; rennet tablets
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; ground cinnamon; pecans; eggs; granulated sugar; vegetable oil; zucchini; canned crushed pineapple
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    • Ingredients: pumpkin seeds; all-purpose flour; butter; raw sugar; ground cinnamon; nutmeg; ground cloves; ground ginger; ground cardamom; canned pumpkin purée; eggs; vegetable oil; cane syrup; coffee; granulated sugar
    • Accompaniments: Whipped cranberry cream cheese
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    • Ingredients: wheat bran; honey; grapeseed oil; eggs; oranges; golden raisins; dried cranberries
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; ground cinnamon; butter; lemons; granulated sugar; eggs; blueberries
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; butter; eggs; sour cream; lemons; poppy seeds; powdered sugar; heavy cream
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    • Ingredients: cake flour; bread flour; ground ginger; butter; light brown sugar; cane syrup; honey; eggs; buttermilk; blueberries
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    • Ingredients: cake flour; bread flour; ground ginger; butter; light brown sugar; cane syrup; honey; eggs; buttermilk; blueberries; raw sugar
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    • Categories: Cakes, small; Frostings & fillings; Afternoon tea; American South
    • Ingredients: coarse cornmeal; lemons; maple syrup; eggs; ricotta cheese; mascarpone cheese; powdered sugar; buttermilk
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    • Ingredients: Italian 00 flour; butter; buttermilk
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; milk; heavy cream
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Quick / easy; Cooking ahead; American South
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; all-purpose flour; butter; lard; buttermilk
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    • Ingredients: cake flour; all-purpose flour; buttermilk; heavy cream
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; lard; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Ingredients: roasted sweet potatoes; buttermilk; all-purpose flour; butter
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Notes about this book

  • roxlet on November 23, 2020

    I returned this book mainly because there were no weights provided for the recipes, which contained absurd measurements like 1/3 of a teaspoon. Plus, many of the recipes appear to have been untested, yielding amounts that were far in excess of the amounts stated in the recipes. Poorly tested and poorly edited.

  • annmartina on September 13, 2020

    Although this book is fabulous so far, I'm really disappointed the recipes do not include weight measurements

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Pecan sandies

    • SugarTreeBaking on October 12, 2020

      This is everything you'd want in a Pecan Sandie - crispy texture, perfect nutty taste. Using the 3T scoop, I got 32 cookies. I chilled the formed cookies prior to baking and they did not spread much. Perfection!

  • Spiced rum bundt cake

    • SugarTreeBaking on October 20, 2020

      Heads up: Cake volume will NOT fit in the specified 10 cup Bundt pan. Use a 12 cup pan.

    • Megoola on January 10, 2021

      The recipe is online at https://imbibemagazine.com/recipe/spiced-rum-bundt-cake/

  • Creole cream cheese

    • EmilyR on July 05, 2022

      Recipe here : https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/creole-cream-cheese

    • EmilyR on July 16, 2022

      I have never had Creole cream cheese to know what I'm striving for, but this has an interesting consistency that is on par with burrata. I made a double batch which resulted in 475g of the cream cheese. While it's classified as 'sweet' it's more or less just not salty. It's basic and will be interesting to sort out a few applications for this.

  • Chocolate Doberge cake

    • Jenny on November 22, 2020

      Checking with publisher and will update this note. But this cake calls for 18 eggs? While the lemon version calls for 10 eggs and results in the same size cake.

  • Lemon chiffon pie with graham cracker crust

    • fultre on February 23, 2022

      Delicious pie with lovely lemon flavor. Also fairly simple to make, and keeps well in the fridge. Used graham cracker crust, interested in trying the saltine crust version. Definitely a repeat recipe.

  • Willa Jean cornbread

    • fultre on February 23, 2022

      First recipe from this book I haven’t loved. Extra steps and ingredients over a basic recipe, but not an “extra” flavor, very meh for me. Won’t make again.

  • Lexi’s peanut butter-milk chocolate chip cookies

    • Idubinsky on February 15, 2022

      Have made these twice and both times they were excellent. I used crunchy peanut butter and a mix of dark and milk chocolate chunks, but omitted the honey roasted peanuts. Freezing dough for a few hours worked well.

  • I really love pancakes

    • taste24 on April 23, 2021

      These are a bit of a process, but delicious. Beware - the recipe makes enough for a crowd! I would cut the recipe in half to serve 4.

  • Ooey-gooey bars

    • taste24 on January 13, 2021

      I could not believe my eyes when I saw 5 sticks of butter go into these bars, and surely I thought this was a typo. Turns out, it must have been correct! These remind me more of very moist cake than "bars", but not in a bad way. The brown butter shines through and the orange zest provides a lovely note... The crispy edges were my favorite pieces, when typically I'm a center cut lover.

  • Coconut cream pie

    • MissKoo on February 12, 2022

      Made this when neighbor who loves coconut cream pie came for dinner. Crust was easy and got a rave review. And the pie? My guest had seconds, eating half the pie for dessert and then happily took the rest home. I'd say it was a hit. Recipe is quite straightforward. Made it a few hours in advance and I think resting time in the fridge improved the flavor. Added the toasted coconut to individual slices when it was served as the recipe recommended.

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  • ISBN 10 1984856227
  • ISBN 13 9781984856227
  • Published Sep 08 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 336
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press
  • Imprint Lorena Jones Books

Publishers Text

A comprehensive, contemporary collection of more than 100 beloved Southern baking recipes from the James Beard Award-winning Kelly Fields of the New Orleans bakery Willa Jean.

As the reigning queen of Southern baking, celebrated pastry chef Kelly Fields has spent decades figuring out what makes the absolute best biscuits, cornbread, butterscotch pudding, peach pie, hummingbird cake, and, well, every baked temptation in the Southern repertoire.

Colorful and sometimes sentimental storytelling introduces each recipe as Fields brings bakers into her world, generously divulging her ingenious tips and tricks (00 flour makes the flakiest biscuits; soaking your cornmeal overnight produces the moistest cornbread). With more than 100 recipes for quick breads, muffins, biscuits, cookies and bars, puddings and custards, cobblers, crisps, galettes, pies, tarts, and cakes--plus dozens of irresistible variations on the standards--this is the new bible for Southern baking.

So, whether it's biscuits (Fields includes seven recipes, including one for dog biscuits because every Southern baker has a good dog to spoil) or Chess Pie you crave, Kelly Fields has you covered--and highly entertained with asides like "I'm gonna bury y'all in biscuits and cornbread." Bakers of all ages will sing the praises of this collection.



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