An inviting, down-to-earth, full-color baking book filled with 130 recipes for irresistible must-bake favorites, from cakes to cookies to brownies to muffins to breads, from the New York Times bestselling star of Food Network’s hit series Ace of Cakes and owner of Charm City Cakes and Duff’s Cake Mix.
Duff Goldman may dazzle fans with his breathtaking cake decorating, but behind the rigged-up gravity-defying cakes and fancy fondant is a true pastry chef who understands the fundamentals of making incredibly delicious baked goods at home.
In Duff Bakes, he truly gives home bakers the down-to-earth essentials they need for creating mouthwatering favorites. Inside you’ll find the perfect muffin recipe to eat straight while waiting for your morning bus, an easy pizza dough recipe for a quick weeknight dinner, and cookie recipes for every occasion. Filled with Duff’s engaging earthiness and hilarious personality, Duff Bakes includes chapters on different types of pastry dough, a variety of cookies, brownies, muffins, bread, biscuits, pies, cakes and cake decorating, gluten-free and vegan desserts, and much more.
Duff provides 130 recipes for a diverse range of goodies, including nutter butter cookies, white chocolate blondies, apple streusel muffins, cereal bars, bacon jalapeno biscuits, banana bourbon cream pie, zucchini lemon cake, and savory bread pudding. Here are a few classics as well, like a re-make of the childhood favorite, Twinkies. Duff Bakes will help both novices and seasoned bakers master the best, most delicious home baked goods, build on their baking successes, hone their skills, and understand the science behind the fundamentals of baking.
Duff Goldman is a baker/pastry chef and television personality, who premiered on The Food Network in the reality show Ace of Cakes, which followed the day-to-day life of his bakery, Charm City Cakes. He is currently the host of the shows Kids Baking Championship and Duff Takes the Cake and a judge on Holiday Baking Championship and Spring Baking Championship.
“A litany of tips and practical recipes for all things flour based…reliable sources for ingredients and guidance help readers feel comfortable making their own pie crusts and blueberry muffins before trying their hand at more challenging fare…Goldman and Gonzales’ thoughtful instructions are sure to inspire and embolden readers.” — Publishers Weekly
“With a commitment to using authentic, quality ingredients, and a flair for innovation, the authors have evolved familiar recipes for breads… cookies…and, of course, cakes…Casual, accessible…Sure to be popular with the author’s fans but inventive and engaging enough to add to the shelves of all bakers.” — Library Journal Advance Reviews