King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains
by King Arthur Flour
Hang on to your pie plate—King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking will change the way every baker thinks about whole grains.
Forget what you know about whole grain baking. Instead, envision light, flaky croissants; airy cakes; moist brownies; dreamy piecrusts; and scrumptious cookies—all made with whole grains. This is what you get in King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking, a revolutionary cookbook that breathes new life into breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, and more by transforming the dark and dense alchemy of whole grain baking into lively, flavorful, sweet, and savory treats of all types.
King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking is a book that only the bakers at King Arthur Flour could successfully complete, opening up the home baker's repertoire to new flours, new flavors, and new categories of whole grain baked goods. It spills over with helpful tips, how-to illustrations, sidebars on history and lore, and a friendly voice that says to readers, "Come into the kitchen with me and let's bake." Thousands of hours were spent testing these recipes, making sure that each one met their high standards. The final result is more than 400 delicious, inviting, and foolproof recipes that have earned a place in King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking—the next generation whole grain cookbook. 125 black & white illustrations, 16 color pages, index.
I like to eat healthy and I love to bake! Until now, the two did not often go well together. I would substitute some flour for whole wheat, try fat alternatives, etc... with mixed results. No more! The first two nights I had this book I read it like a novel. There is so much good information and I wanted to see everything in it. I have since made 3 recipes: the easy whole-wheat bread, oatmeal cookies and peanut butter cookies and all came out great. I even substituted organic cane sugar for standard white sugar in the cookies (though I wouldn't risk that with breads) and they were fabulous.
This is not necessarily a low-fat or diet baking book - they even tell you that. However, most of their recipes end up being lower calorie and higher fiber (meaning healthier) than their traditional counterparts. If you want a great treat healthy enough to eat every day, you'll find it here. If you want a breakfast or desert showstopper, you'll find it here too. No matter what you make, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it is better than eating the same thing made with standard white flour.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to bake and wants to incorporate more whole grains into their diet.
healthybaker, Herndon, VA (Amazon.com)