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Preorder: Signed Bookplate: Sift: The Elements of Great Baking (Nicola Lamb)

Preorder: Signed Bookplate: Sift: The Elements of Great Baking (Nicola Lamb)


Available November 12, 2024

Orders are not processed to ship until all items on the order have arrived at the shop. If you would like to receive your in-stock items beforehand, please place that order separately.  

An essential guide to baking that combines easy-to-follow, science-based advice with 100 reliable and delicious recipes for both novices and more experienced bakers, from the renowned pastry chef behind the Kitchen Projects newsletter.

Sift begins with the foundational ingredients that underpin great bakes--flour, sugar, eggs, fat--before delving into the techniques that bring recipes to life: texture, color, how things rise, and a technical overview. 100 tested, tried, and true recipes follow and are organized by difficulty and time commitment, ranging from easy 30-minute cakes to spectacular showstoppers you can devote a weekend to, including:

  • Bake in an afternoon: Marble Cake with Chocolate Frosting, Lemon Curd Meringue Tarts with Blackberries, Miso Walnut Double-Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Bake in a day: Mango Shortcake with Candied Lime, Fancy Rhubarb Tart, Olive Oil Brie-oche with Roasted Grapes, Honey, and Thyme
  • Bake over a weekend: : 3-Day Focaccia; Pain au Chocolat; Classic Fruit Custard Danish

Gorgeous photos accompany every recipe and the infographic-style illustrations help home bakers easily grasp the hows and whys of baking so they can tackle any project with confidence.