Mini Book Review: Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple
Launching fall 2021
This book is just as delicious as all of Dorie Greenspan's books! The photos are drool-worthy and Dorie's advice is like having the kind support of your mom melded with a professional baker in the kitchen with you. This one will surely end up just as stained and splattered with so many options for breakfast, dinners and desserts.
Dorie's smart basics will help any level of baker and the short but interesting intros to each recipe are helpful inspiring an idea for a whole meal around it. Recipes have very helpful planning notes with timing, so you don't accidentally dive into a recipe without the time you need to complete it. I especially like the "playing around" notes from all of her cookbooks that allow the home baker to feel comfortable riffing on flavors and ingredients. I'm looking forward to diving in to Crumb-Topped Ricotta Coffee Cake, Szarlotka (a Polish apple cake/crumble/torte combo), French Riviera Lemon Tart and all of the savories...blue cheese and fig bites, tomato tarts and cheese puffers. Dorie tells stories along the way, sharing her wealth of travels across the world and the treats that inspired these recipes.