Cook's Illustrated Holiday Baking 2010 Special Issue is available exclusively in the Kindle store. It's also the latest addition to my personal Kindle library and I'm so excited.
This book (really a magazine) is an entertaining read that makes my heart race and my stomach growl. The recipes and accompanying articles are precise, but not at all stuffy. It's a perfect choice for someone like me, a reader first and a cook second, especially when I want to reverse that preference and create a guaranteed masterpiece in the kitchen. I absolutely love their style even though (and maybe especially because) I'm a pretty laid-back, casual cook who needs specific, and prefers simple, directions when it comes to baking.
This special holiday baking issue contains over 30 recipes, each with the background of its creation (the interesting and informative read) and a guarantee that each recipe will work. I've chosen Date-Nut Bread as the first recipe I'm going to try, and Red Velvet Cake likely will be the second. Or maybe it'll be Blueberry Struesel Muffins since I probably have all those ingredients on hand (I haven't read about that recipe yet).
If you're looking for a new, perfect recipe for cookies, tarts, pies, cakes, or other baked goods, give this book a try. Currently, it's less than five dollars in the Kindle store, quite a bargain and definitely a good investment. This would also make a wonderful gift for a reader who also loves to bake, especially since it's so much fun to read.
Remember that you can gift any Kindle ebook to anyone who has an email address. They (or you) don't even have to have a Kindle to read it. Learn more about all of the free Kindle reading apps right here.
If you choose Cook's Illustrated Holiday Baking, please come back later and let me know how you liked it and which recipes you tried. I'd love to hear about your favorite!
P.S. For more e-cookbook recommendations, check out Cookbooks for Kindle.