Sunday, June 24, 2012

Review Entenmann's Big Book Of Baking by Parragon Books

Entenmann's Big Book Of BakingEntenmann's Big Book Of Baking by Parragon Books
Source: Bought
Genre: Cookbook
Reviewed by Laurie


Focusing on fresh ingredients and simple preparation, Entenmann's Big Book of Baking makes it easy for bakers of all levels to create Entenmann s classic baked goods with a homespun touch. Recipes range from favorites like Cinnamon Crumb Cake, Chocolate Cake Donuts, and Banana Crunch Cake, to new ideas such as Blackberry and Apple Loaf Cake, Cranberry Sour Cream Brownies, and even healthy on-the-go snack choices such as Nutty Granola Bars.

With the same care that she brings to the development of Entenmann's supermarket products, master baker Kathleen Robbins relied on her 23 years of experience in testing the book s recipes. I m very excited to bring that expertise to the recipes in this book, assuring that each of the recipes included here works perfectly for every home baker and tastes absolutely delicious, she writes in the book s introduction.

For the die-hard fans of favorites such as Entenmann's All-Butter Loaf cake, the party hostess with no time to cook, and the everyday sweet tooth, Entenmann's Big Book of Baking also includes an Almost Homemade section featuring inventive recipes incorporating Entenmann's classic products.(less)

I saw this baking book in the market. While skimming through it I noticed all of the wonderful looking pictures of the baked goods, so I just had to try it. I wish I didn’t even pick it up.

A few recipes aren’t clear on how to prepare the butter, so you have to guess if the recipe calls for melted or softened butter. A lot of the loaf recipes calls for 3 sticks of butter and 8 eggs. I don’t know about you but I don’t care for using this much butter now days and I’m a lazy when it comes to cutting the recipe in half, I just won’t do it unless it’s something I really want LOL. You also have to watch some of the recipes because they don’t seem to fit the pan the recipe calls for, something else that drives me nuts. I get a 9 x13 pan ready but I notice that the recipe is too short to cover it so I have to go to the 8x8  and these are just a few of the problems UGH.. I don’t think so, nope this book will not be finding a home on my shelf.


  1. I'm sorry it didn't work for you. That's dissapointing. I'm lucky enought (or un-lucky enough, lol) to live near an Entenmann's Bakery Outlet Store so I never have to try to bake my own. Their pastries are delicious! I try not to think about all that butter :)

  2. It's always those pesky pictures that lure me in too. Probably why I have a million of those little recipe books you find at the checkout. Buy it for 99 cents, look through it once, then stick it on the bookshelf to never see the light of day again. LOL

  3. Redzsm- I say your one lucky lady, I love their chocolate covered donuts.

    Charoledee- I agree I hate those little recipe books. I have tons and never use them. I kind of wish this one was one of them then I wouldnt feel so bad about buying it but at 11.00 I kind of hate myself LOL..

  4. baking books like this is very useful. There are some baking masters who are still reading books to make themselves to be more knowledgeable for baking. So if you and me are a beginner for baking we need to read and experiment something new to be an expert in the future.


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