Is this rainy weather getting you down? Or maybe it's the fact that it's almost April and it's still below 50 degrees outside! Depressing. Instead, maybe try getting your bake on! Baking something sweet cannot only be therapeutic, but it can be tasty too! According to Smithsonian.com, baking can be a common cure for stress or feeling down. So head on over to the good ole' Somerville Public Library and check out our brand new baking books!
Your local librarian recommends:
Marbled, Swirled, and Layered: 150 recipes and variations for artful bars, cookies, pies, cakes, and more -by Irvin Lin -641.815 LI- Somerville Central
"Lin shows how to marble, layer, and swirl doughs, batters, toppings, or frostings to create inventive flavor combinations that look as fantastic as they taste. He offers variations to suit any taste, as well as baking and decorating tips throughout on topics like making your own all-natural food coloring, rolling up jelly roll-style cakes, and discovering the magic of browned butter."
Sarabeth's Good Morning CookBook: Breakfast, Brunch, and Baking -by Sarabeth Levin - 641.52 LE Somerville Central
"Legendary New York City baker and restaurateur Sarabeth Levine shares her most beloved breakfast and brunch recipes. The only thing better than brunch at one of Sarabeth's restaurants is brunch in her home. In this must-have collection of more than 130 classic morning recipes, Sarabeth delivers the comforting dishes she makes for family and friends, from fluffy scrambled eggs to warm sticky buns. Over thirty-five years ago, she launched her first restaurant's wildly popular weekend brunch. Today, morning lines still snake around the block at her New York City locations, as well as at her Florida and Japan outposts. Her fans will be thrilled to re-create the warmth and joy of brunch at Sarabeth's with recipes designed for home cooks.
A comprehensive guide to morning meals, this beautifully photographed book covers the dishes everyone desires. Sarabeth's signature pancakes and muffins are quick enough for weekdays, while her quiches and coffee cakes are guaranteed to impress weekend guests. In addition to her sophisticated twists on the standards, Sarabeth surprises with such innovative breakfast treats as morning cookies. The foolproof recipes come with technique tips and make-ahead instructions to make entertaining effortless."
Vegan Pie in the Sky: 75 out-of-this-world recipes for pies, tarts, cobblers, and more - by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero -641.5636 MO Somerville Central
"Presents recipes for pies, tarts, and cobblers made without dairy, eggs, or animal products."
All book descriptions are taken from the Minuteman Catalog.