If you're anything like me, and you grew up in the United States, you have many childhood memories that involve Entenmann's baked goods.
I can't even count the classroom birthday parties (both as a student and as a teacher) that centered around a Golden Fudge Cake cut into 20 or so teeny-tiny pieces. My absolute favorite Entenmann's treat were those Black and White Cupcakes with the hard icing that disappeared a few years back…not to mention those strangely soft chocolate chip cookies that appeared on every school bus trip.
It was pretty fun before we knew how terrible this stuff was for us, wasn't it?
Well, now we can all relive the glory days with Entenmann's Big Book of Baking 🙂 which is available today as hardbound coffee table book ($16.99, as well as as an ebook ($6.99) and as an app ($4.99.)
Complete with 140+ recipes by Master Baker Kathleen Robbins and with mouth watering photography – the book includes a wide variety of recipes from basically healthy to basically deadly, including some no bake ideas. Flipping through this book made me really hungry.
There were so many recipes that I wanted to try out before posting this review…but when my KitchenAid sputtered and died all of a sudden, I chose to make the Jelly Donut Muffins because it's a simple two bowl recipe that can easily be mixed by hand.
I must say, they came out pretty yummy 🙂
Next on my list, once my KitchenAid is back up and running are the Black and White Brownies, Chocolate Mint Bars and Spiced Donut Holes. Oh my.
My least favorite thing about this book?
The first section in the book that is made up of "Almost Homemade" section featuring recipes incorporating Entenmann's products. While it's pretty cool that these recipes were selected from fans as the result of a contest held on Entenmann's Facebook page, I quite honestly almost put the book down right then and there when I encountered such recipes as Little Bites Brownie Surprise which incorporates Entenmann's Little Bite Brownies, frozen whipped topping and prepared chocolate pudding. Sorry, I'm just too much of a baking snob to appreciate such concoctions.
These "Almost Homemade" recipes should not take glory away from the recipes presented by Kathleen Robbins which utilize fresh, real ingredients.
So, yes. It's a mixed bag…but definitely worth it.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advance copy of Entenmann's Big Book of Baking in exchange for my honest review. I am also doing my best to secure an additional copy so that I can run a giveaway as well**