Sunday, July 13, 2008

One great cookbook

Recently GG bought me a great cookbook, King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains. I had seen and really like this cookbook when looking at it at a bookstore. She was with me and really liked it too or at least what I would show her of it, I was kind of engrossed in it at the time. She then ordered it and surprised me with it. I have had lots of fun looking through this book and getting ideas all of these things I want to make, I have yet to make anything yet, but soon. The book covers all kinds of baked goods using whole grains from pancakes and biscuits to breads, cakes, doughnuts and pies. Yeah, I know that just because I would be using whole grains does not automatically make a doughnut or pie healthier and mean I should eat a whole pie in one sitting, but it does mean that I can use whole grains to make items that I already like and take out some of the elements of over-processed flour. There are also all kinds of recipes for things that I would not have thought of from different types of breads to kinds of pancakes and waffles for me to try out. I do love to bake and love bread type products so this was a very day for me when i got this book. This book also stands out from another whole grains cookbook that was put out by another flour company by not trying to pimp only their type of flour. It does not say King Arthur flour for this and for that instead it says use a whole grain flour or use an all-purpose flour, it is nice to see them not trying to blatantly sell only their own product. The book gives a lot of information about whole grains and techniques to use while baking. The book is not just a cookbook, but a reference on baking and using whole grains, always a bonus. So if you are looking for a book on whole grain baking, this is the one I would say to check out.

1 comment:

PJH said...

Hey, Boxer Rebel, thanks a lot for the nice mention. We had a great (interesting) time doing the book... If I were going to suggest a place to start, it would be Double Fudge Brownies. But then, I'm a chocolate type of person... Cheers! - PJ Hamel, King Arthur Flour test baker