Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More
by Carole Walter
There is nothing better than being in a warm kitchen baking up scrumptious goodies on a cold winter day. As the temperatures head south renowned baker and cookbook author, Carole Walter, has put together a collection of recipes sure to warm anyone’s heart. In her latest cookbook, 'Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More,' Carole provides 200 foolproof recipes perfect to make at home and enjoy with family and friends.
From pound cakes, coffee cakes, muffins, and other quick breads to scones, sweet biscuits, Bundt cakes, and babkas, Carole guides novice and expert bakers alike through irresistible treats and delights. To ensure success, Carole’s signature “At-a-Glance” boxes outline baking pan sizes, oven temperatures, baking times, and any special equipment needed. In addition, Carole includes extensive general information on outfitting home kitchens for baking, common ingredients, and techniques.
“Baking is a wonderful activity – it’s a relaxing outlet from daily stress, a project to share with kids, it’s fun, and best of all, the rewards make everyone smile,” says Carole Walter. “When the weather is cold, there is no place I would rather be than in my warm, cozy kitchen with something delicious baking in the oven.”
Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More includes nine chapters filled with enticing recipes, many of which can be made quickly. Chapters include:
• Perfect Pound Cakes
• Home-style Coffee Cakes
• Muffins and Quick Breads
• Biscuits and Scones
• Strudel: then and now
• Coffee Break Bites
While Carole is known for her spectacular Danish recipes (which are included in the book) there is also the “Easy Does it Yeasted Coffee Cake” chapter as well as an entire chapter devoted to streusel crumb toppings. This is the perfect baking book to use for a cozy breakfast treat, an afternoon snack on a cold day, or a late-night dessert.
About the Author
James Beard Award Winner Carole Walter has studied with renowned pastry chefs in the United States, France, Austria, Italy, and Denmark and has taught baking classes for more than twenty years at places such as Sur la Table and Williams-Sonoma. Carole is a Certified Professional and charter member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) with 15 years service to culinary scholarships. In 2007, Carole was nominated “Teach of the Year” by the IACP. She is a past president of the New York Association of Cooking Teachers, and a founding member of The Bakers Dozen East. Carole is the author of four cookbooks: Great Cakes, winner of the James Beard Foundation Best Baking and Dessert Cookbook, 1992, (reissued in 2005); Great Pies & Tarts, 1999 (reissued 2006); and Great Cookies, winner of the IACP Cookbook Award – Breads, Other Baking and Sweets Category, 2004. Her latest, Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More, was selected as one of 11 “notable titles” by the New York Times, and was named one of the “25 noteworthy cookbooks published in 2007” in the New York Times Holiday Book issue. Carole has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including “Good Morning America,” Sara Moulton’s “Cooking Live,” and WOR-AM radio’s “Food Talk.” She lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband, Gene. To learn more about Carole, visit her web site at www.CaroleWalter.com