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  • I like that Nakos suggests using clean tuna cans if you don't have cake pans small enough for her recipes
  • One reason I bought the book was so I could save money by wasting less ingredients on my desserts, so her frugal tips were a nice surprise
  • The worst problem is Nakos does not list water as an ingredient in most recipes

    • by Leo Fair
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      Small-Batch Baking is a collection of recipes for just enough baked goods to serve one or two people. All of the recipes I’ve tried so far have worked. Some of her recipes, such as the lemon curd, are less fuss than the full size versions I’ve tried of the same thing.

      I like that Nakos suggests using clean tuna cans if you don’t have cake pans small enough for


      her recipes. I appreciate the fact that she’s not adamant about buying all kinds of specialty equipment.

      One reason I bought the book was so I could save money by wasting less ingredients on my desserts, so her frugal tips were a nice surprise. The book does have some formatting issues, though.

      The worst problem is Nakos does not list water as an ingredient in most recipes. This is ...


      • annoying because I usually collect all the ingredients I’ll need for a recipe from the ingredients list.

        It’s a hassle to have to stop and get water when I’m in the middle of a recipe. I’ve written in the amount of water I’ll need, but I would have preferred it to be in the ingredients list to begin with.

        You’ll also find little mistakes like a page number they

        forgot to fill in before the book was published. It will say see page (xxx).

        My only other problem with the book is she doesn’t tell us how to scale down recipes. She only says some ingredients are harder to account for than others when scaling a recipe.

        Small-Batch Baking is a good book if all you want are some basic small batch recipes. If you’re trying to learn to scale a recipe down, look elsewhere.




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