Baking is a craft, one that has been celebrated by King Arthur Baking Company for more than two centuries. Their Baking School, an essential part of the King Arthur community, is now a book to cherish. It reflects a curriculum that has been honed and refined over the years, with instructors who are experts not just at baking, but at teaching baking. The recipes, notes, instructive photographs, and thoughtfully organized chapters here reflect this depth of experience. From Yeast Breads to Sourdough, Laminated Pastries to Pies and Tarts, Cookies to Cake, readers gain confidence as they play in the kitchen and build new skills. King Arthur’s unique approach is friendly and accessible to all levels, focusing on the “how” and “why.” So much of the magic of baking is understanding how the ingredients interact, trusting when bread dough is proofed, appreciating how buttercream comes together. Welcome to Baking School!