The Big Book of Muffins, Quick Bread & Snack Cakes by The Creative Cook

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Finally there’s a cookbook that actually teaches you how to cook.

If you’re looking for some great muffin recipes, you’ll find over 100 of them here – everything from basic blueberry muffins to gingerbread muffins, pumpkin cheesecake muffins, black forest muffins and many more. But the Creative Cook is about more than just giving you recipes. It’s about inspiring you and teaching you how to actually create your own, unique recipes that perfectly suit your personal taste.

We start with a basic, step-by-step tutorial that will show you once and for all how to make amazing muffins from scratch. Even if you’ve never done it before. Even if you’ve tried in the past and had less than stellar results. Like so many things, baking great muffins really isn’t that hard once someone shows you how it’s done.

After the tutorial we give you 26 basic recipes. These are simple and delicious treats as they are, but are also adaptable and can be used as building blocks to create more complex muffins. Once you have these basic recipes, then we move on to a comprehensive section on how to tweak them. We go over the basic ingredients, what they do in a recipe, and how to change them for a modified result. If you want your muffins to be richer, moister, sweeter, have a different texture, be low in fat, sugar-free or contain whole grains, this section will give you the tools to create exactly what you want.

Then we begin building on the basic recipes, adding different ingredients and techniques to create a variety of delicious muffins, quick breads and snack cakes. Here you will find baklava muffins, blueberry crumb cheesecake swirl muffins, chocolate overload muffins, and many more. The recipes are only a few examples of what’s possible, and along the way you will find suggestions and ideas to spark your own creativity. Instructions are given in each recipe for standard muffins, mini muffins, giant muffins, a loaf of quick bread, and a snack cake.

The book finishes with a few savory muffin recipes to play with, and a short chapter on making your own mixes. If you’re looking for a cookbook that inspires you and actually teaches you how to cook instead of just providing a list of confusing recipes, you’ve come to the right place.
 

About The Creative Cook

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Published March 11, 2013 262 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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