By Valerie Baer
Valerie Baer has developed recipes that turn into unforgettable baked wonders. But just as amazing as her recipes is her ability to explain how any one of us can make these delicious breads and desserts ourselves. Valerie is a genius baker. She is equally a genius teacher.
Valerie and her husband grow the soft-grain wheat she uses in her baking on the 6½-acre homestead where they’ve raised their five children. She grinds the wheat by hand when she’s ready to use it. She began inviting friends into her own kitchen when they kept begging her to show them how she turned out such featherweight dinner rolls, tender pizza crusts, and tangy-sweet crisps and cobblers—always using whole grains.
German Raw Apple Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Oatmeal Date Bars
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Cranberry Apple Crumb Pie
Lemon Sponge Pie
And many more!
Baking with Whole Grains includes more than 110 recipes and full-color photos of Valerie in her wheat field, grinding grain, and baking in her home kitchen, as well as photos of her irresistible breads and sweets.