The Weekend Baker

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The Weekend Baker

Irresistible Recipes, Simple Techniques, and Stress-Free Strategies for Busy People

By Abigail Johnson Dodge; Gentl & Hyers (Photographer)

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393331394, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

Want to start baking (again) but can't find the time? The Weekend Baker makes it easy with its unique organization. Recipes are grouped by how long they take, from the simple to the elaborate. Need a dessert in under an hour? Turn to Baker's Express and whip up Emergency Chocolate Cupcakes. Like to plan a bit more? Try the Glazed Apricot-Plum Galette in Baking in Stages--there's no pie plate, no crimping, no double crusts. Want a sophisticated dessert for your dinner party? You can make the Lemon Chiffon Pie with Pretzel Crust and store it in the fridge for up to three days.

About the Author
Abigail Johnson Dodge is a widely respected baking expert, popular food writer, and instructor. Abby studied in Paris at La Varenne and worked in pastry under superstar chefs Michel Guerard and Guy Savoy. Abby is the author of nine cookbooks, including "Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets, " "Desserts 4 Today, "and "The Weekend Baker "an IACP Cookbook Award Finalist. Her recipes and articles have appeared in seven dozen cookbooks, publications, blogs, and websites. Abby is a contributing editor to "Fine Cooking "magazine and is also a regular guest on TV and radio. She lives in Connecticut.