Book Review: Easy Baking From Scratch by Eileen Gray



Easy Baking From Scratch by Eileen Gray

Rockridge Press (August 21, 2018)



Make everything you bake personal with the simplest scratch recipes and tutorials from Easy Baking from Scratch.

You don’t need to be a top pastry chef to make baked goods from scratch. Easy Baking from Scratch offers the easiest recipes, time-saving tips, and quick tutorials so that anyone can bake homemade treats.

From basic kitchen prep to time-saving tricks, this baking cookbook helps you develop essential baking skills with step-by-step baking techniques and tutorials. With over 100 simple baking recipes for classic baked goods, Easy Baking from Scratch is your go-to reference to cook from scratch without scratching a single batch.

Cookies, cakes, pastries, tarts, biscuits, breads, pizza dough—Easy Baking from Scratch serves up all of this and more, with:

  • Kitchen basics that outline essential tools, appliances, and ingredients to keep on hand while baking
  • Tutorials and tips that accompany each chapter to teach you basic techniques and helpful hacks to make baking easy
  • 100 classic baking recipes for sweet and savory baked goods that use staple ingredients, and feature quick prep and clean up

Everything tastes better when you add the personal touch of baking from scratch. For bakers of all levels, Easy Baking from Scratch offers the easiest recipes and techniques to whip up classic, sweet and savory treats that you can proudly say you made.








Step by step instructions that are easy to follow. Seven different categories (Muffins & Quick Breads, Cookies & Bars, Cakes, Cupcakes, & Frostings, Pies & Tarts, Croissants & Pastries, Yeast Breads, Savory Baked Goods) that cover almost everything you could want. Each chapter starts off with a quick tutorial (extremely helpful), an overview, helpful hints, and a few shortcuts. Each recipe includes either a tip. The recipes call for items that are easy to find in grocery stores. A very good list of essential equipment and ingredients that will set up your kitchen for success. Good size book with good format that’s easy to read. Recommend for both the new baker and the experienced baker.

ARC provided by Callisto Publishing Club

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (August 28, 2018)



Eileen Gray is a pastry chef, blogger and food writer. Eileen has a degree in pastry arts from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and a BA in English from West Chester University.

She gained wide experience in the pastry industry working for hotels, restaurants, bakeries and caterers. From 2007-2016 she was the owner and pastry chef of Cake Art Studio, an award winning custom cake bakery.

In 2015 Eileen launched her blog, Baking Sense, to share her love for baking, baking science and her years of pastry experience with the home baker.

Eileen has two grown children and lives with her husband and two crazy dogs.


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