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baking, bread & dessert recipe websites

free baking and dessert recipes

Whether you are looking for elegant french dessert recipes, help with baking subsitutions, artisan bread techniques or facts about chocolate - these free online recipe sites will help you become a better baker.

bread baking recipe sites

peter reinhart - Free online recipes, artisan bread techniques and articles from bread baking expert & teacher, Peter Reinhart.

the fresh loaf - An online community for bread baking enthusiasts, with free online bread recipes, a forum, book reviews, blogs and lessons on artisan bread techniques.

pastry & dessert recipe sites

david lebovitz - Paris based cookbook author David Lebovitz is an expert on baking & desserts, with an emphasis on chocolate desserts, French dessert recipes, homemade ice cream and fresh fruit desserts. His website features recipes, Parisian food & travel tips, and an excellent links section with resources and facts about chocolate.

dorie greenspan - Baking authority and bestselling cookbook author, Dorie Greenspan, has collaborated with such culinary notables as Pierre Herme and Julia Child. Dividing her time between New York and Paris, her blog, "In the Kitchen and on the Road with Dorie" includes exquisite French dessert recipes, ingredient sources, cooking tools and news of her international cooking adventures.

real baking with rose - Baking recipes and essential information from the baking authority & cookbook author, Rose Levy Beranbaum.

joy of baking - Baking from the perspective of an experienced home cook who offers plenty of home-tested easy to make dessert recipes.

baking 911 - Baking teacher and cookbook author, Sarah Phillips' site is packed with information, baking substitution tips, free dessert recipes and advice for bakers of all levels. Her "What Went Wrong" section offers solutions to common baking problems.

carole walter - Master baker, teacher and award-winning cookbook author, Carole Walter's website features a small but frequently updated selection of seasonal baking recipes.

nick malgieri - A baking expert and author of numerous cook books, Nick Malgieri's website includes a long list of free dessert recipes as well as a links section with some interesting resources for specialty baking ingredients.

cookie madness - a frequently updated free cookie recipe blog.

cupcake blog - classic and cutting edge cupcake recipes and design.

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