Dorie Greenspan Baking With Dorie

Last updated: December 28, 2022

From an award-winning author comes this baking cookbook that includes more than 150 recipes for baked goods. The recipes are designed so that even beginners can tackle them with ease and the ingredient lists feature items you can easily find at your local grocery store. Recipes include treats like s’mores ice cream cake, cheese sticks made with cream puff dough and apple pie with browned butter.

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Key Takeaway: Jam-packed with more than 150 recipes, this baking cookbook is great for keeping on hand for easy reference.

In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Dorie Greenspan Baking With Dorie placed 5th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

From James Beard Award-winning and NYT best-selling author Dorie Greenspan, a baking book of more than 150 exciting recipes. Say “Dorie Greenspan” and think baking. The renowned author of thirteen cookbooks and winner of five James Beard and two IACP awards offers a collection that celebrates the sweet, the savory, and the simple. Every recipe is signature Dorie: easy—beginners can ace every technique in this book—and accessible, made with everyday ingredients. Are there surprises? Of course! You’ll find ingenious twists like Berry Biscuits. Footlong cheese sticks made with cream puff dough. Apple pie with browned butter spiced like warm mulled cider. A s’mores ice cream cake with velvety chocolate sauce, salty peanuts, and toasted marshmallows. It’s a book of simple yet sophisticated baking. The chapters are classic: Breakfast Stuff • Cakes • Cookies • Pies, Tarts, Cobblers and Crisps • Two Perfect Little Pastries • Salty Side Up. The recipes are unexpected. And there are “Sweethearts” throughout, mini collections of Dorie’s all-time favorites. Don’t miss the meringue Little Marvels or the Double-Decker Caramel Cake. Like all of Dorie’s recipes, they lend themselves to being remade, refashioned, and riffed on.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Doesn't get stuck on the details and instead creates recipes that are flexible, so you don't have to be rigid about finding the perfect butter or seasoning.
The unique part of this cookbook is the storage instructions given, which help you to preserve your bake for another day and it still taste delicious and fresh.
This one — a thicket of new ideas, with a few old favorites tossed in — places some emphasis on savory baking.The directions are precise and most of the recipes include a lagniappe called “playing around.”
Baking with Dorie is a perfect balance of savory and sweet and includes her signature “Playing Around” and “What If” sections (these are called “Bonne Idée” in her France-based books) where she gives recipes a playful make-it-your-own twist.
This is a book of recipes that is perfect for any skillset, as it has clear and easy to follow instructions. If you are looking for a book that has a wealth of baking ideas and tips, this is it.

What reviewers didn't like

It took effort to find the recipes in her storytelling which I found off putting in the end. I didn’t need her biography when all I wanted was a scone recipe.
My only disappointment with the book is that not all of the recipes have an accompanying photo.
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