Kneaders Bakery & Cafe
A Celebration of Our Recipes and Memories
by Colleen Worthington
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Pub Date 03 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 17 Oct 2023
Shadow Mountain Publishing, Shadow Mountain
But bread is just the beginning. Kneaders is well-known for their mouth-watering soups and sandwiches as well as their delectable pies and pastries. For the first time, home cooks have access to popular recipes such as Chunky Cinnamon Stuffed French Toast, Hot Artichoke Crab Dip, Three-Cheese Cauliflower Soup, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. Beautiful and appetizing food photos accompany each recipe.
What began in Colleen Worthington’s kitchen twenty-five years ago has grown into a successful family-owned bakery and café business with time-tested, delicious recipes in this one-of-a-kind anniversary cookbook.
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Synopsis (from Netgalley, the provider of the book for me to review.)
The story of Kneaders bakery and café began with Colleen and Gary Worthington baking traditional European bread in their kitchen. After mastering old-world bread-baking techniques and testing countless recipes, Colleen, Gary, and their growing team of bakers moved on to their signature artisan bread. Now they have gathered their best recipes in this commemorative cookbook, which includes Rosemary Focaccia, Jalapeño Cheddar, Garlic Mushroom Bruschetta, Irish Soda Bread, Sesame Semolina Bread, and many more.
But bread is just the beginning. Kneaders is well-known for their mouth-watering soups and sandwiches as well as their delectable pies and pastries. For the first time, home cooks have access to popular recipes such as Chunky Cinnamon Stuffed French Toast, Hot Artichoke Crab Dip, Three-Cheese Cauliflower Soup, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. Beautiful and appetizing food photos accompany each recipe. What began in Colleen Worthington's kitchen twenty-five years ago has grown into a successful family-owned bakery and café business with time-tested, delicious recipes in this one-of-a-kind anniversary cookbook.
Tired of making bread in your kitchen now that COVID quarantining is over? Well, this might stir your interest up in continuing or get you making bread for the first time .. and not just bread: many, many yummy-sounding recipes for other things are in here as well. Save yourself a trip to Arizona and make these recipes at home: this book will make you salivate and perhaps order a gift basket for a friend who lives in the USA. (I could not get their website to work or load anything, maybe you can!!??!!??)
This cookbook has all of the staple recipes you would expect from a cafe that makes its goods from scratch. Recipes include breads and sandwiches, soups and salads, pies and pastries, and all kinds of desserts.
There are several unique recipes in the book including cinnamon French Toast stuffed with jam and mascarpone, raspberry bread pudding, and lasagna soup.
One of the areas that sets this book apart is cake mixes -- for a basic yellow or chocolate cake, they have 3 recipes. One is a simple from-scratch recipe, one is ingredients to add to your favorite boxed cake mix, and another is the ultimate from-scratch cake to make for special occasions.
Recommended for fans of the bakery/cafe and cooks who like recipes with a spin on the classics.
I love Kneaders so I was so excited to get to review this cookbook! The pictures in this cookbook make all of these dishes look delicious and I can’t wait to try a few out myself. The cookbook is aesthetically pleasing and the stories behind many of the recipes are a fun addition. I love how a cookbook can also become a storybook! I would highly recommend this cookbook to anyone who loves some good breakfast food! That’s my favorite!
Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
I thought this was a fun cookbook. I loved all the background stories and information about people who have play a significant role, in one form or another, in the success of Kneaders. It was interesting to learn about.
I just finished reading this a few minutes ago so I haven't tried out the recipes myself but I have eaten at Kneaders so any failure in the recipes MUST be user error. The book includes recipes for breakfast, sandwiches, soups, dips and spreads, stuffings and croutons, breads, and a large variety of desserts. I'm a sucker for desserts and I'll tell you that those pictures look scrumptious. Actually, the photos look scrumptious in all the categories, not just dessert.
One thing that surprised me is that not all the recipes included have actually been used in the cafe. Some of them are sentimental family recipes or in some cases inspired their own version of the recipe. A number of the recipes have been retired from their cafes but were used at some point in time.
I think this cookbook gives a lot of recipes to try out and will be fun to use.
*I received a complimentary ARC through NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review it.
Oh my goodness a Kneader’s cookbook is basically what dreams are made of! First of all this is a huge cookbook full of so many recipes I cannot wait to make, my mouth was watering just looking through the pictures and reading the recipes! The photographs are beautiful and all of the food looks so good! There were a few Kneaders staples that were absent from the book that I would have loved to see since they are my all time favorite, but I guess I’ll let them have a few secrets! Namely chunky cinnamon bread, mint brownies and the Turkey bacon avocado salad! But I think all the rest of the recipes make up for it and the cannot wait to cook my way through with my family!
I felt as if I was drawn into this beautiful family. Every page was filled with the love and joy that went into this book. It was a refreshing cookbook and would be a wonderful addition ro one’s collection
It was a great cookbook. Can’t ever go wrong with Kneaders. Stories and background info was so interesting.
Gorgeous cookbook full of delicious looking recipes and mouthwatering photos! This is one of those cookbooks that you would want to cook every single recipe that is in it! There are recipes for breakfast, salads, sandwiches, soups. Drinks, breads, dips, croutons, cakes, cookies, pies and more. Definitely a great one to have at home or to give as a gift to someone for Mother’s Day. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
I have never actually visited a Kneaders store so I was curious to learn about the history of the store and find some good recipes!
Well, the narrative in the book is very 'fairytale we wanted our kids to know the value of work and then they all grew up, married and now work for our company! Ugh. It is laid on pretty thick and just seems 'too easy' and 'too perfect'.
The recipes have a lot of variety BUT all of the sandwich and a lot of the breakfast dishes list Kneader specialty breads as one of the ingredients. So, as someone who doesn't live anywhere near a store, there are a lot of recipes I will need to adjust. I was also hoping for some good baking tips on actual bread making but I guess those are kept aside for 'trade secrets'.
Overall, a nice cookbook, with a good blend of narration, recipes, and photos. I only wish they had chosen to included the bread recipes they chose for the recipes they use said bread as an ingredient.
Thus would be a great cookbook for a Kneader fan!
This is a fun collections of recipes and stories that many will love. I have been to the Kneaders restaurant many, many times over the years and it’s been neat to read the stories of how things came to be and about some of our favorite treats. Kneaders does have some recipes on their website and I’ve been making some things, particularly their caramel French toast syrup, for a long time, but it is nice to have in it a collection with other favorites. This would make a lovely gift.
What a wonderful book full of delicious recipes!!! I really enjoy eating at Kneaders. So I can’t wait to try them all.
I have a weakness for cookbooks, especially bread cookbooks. I really want to be a bread baker! I'm definitely an amateur but I try!
This cookbook is so much more than bread. I loved the stories and background information given. Being from Tennessee, I'm not familiar with Kneaders Bakery Cafe, but now I want to go!
So many of the recipes look and sound so delicious. I have sat and just read through them, bookmarking them along the way. I really appreciate that there are "Tasty tips" at the end of the recipe for extra information or well ummm tips!
I really want to purchase this cookbook when it comes out. I think the pictures would better in a book.
There are some formatting issues and it seems like some recipes are missing from my advanced digital copy provided by Shadow Moutain Publishing and Netgalley.
I have not tried to make any of the recipes yet, but like I mentioned, I have read over them. The directions seem easy to follow and are detailed. I will definitely be using this often.
This is a great cookbook! I am a huge bread lover, so having some additional recipes from a bakery I enjoy is always a great addition to my kitchen! I really enjoyed the short stories about the store, the owners and some employees. I made a few of the recipes and they all turned out SO good!!.
I wasn't familiar with the Kneaders bakery story but it was very interesting. Artisan bread is very popular now and this cookbook shares some of their favorites. It not only has bread and baked goods but also salads and sides to go with the breads. Lovely pictures to go along with all the recipes. I can't wait to try the Overnight Peach Cobbler French Toast! It looks so easy. The sandwiches on that wonderful bread I want to reach into the page and grab a piece. I don't have words to describe the desserts. I gained 10 pounds looking at the Black Forest Cake. With the help of the Worthington's and this book you will become a better baker.
While I’m not familiar with the Kneaders brand, The premise of the book, along with recipes caught my attention. I am noticing, if not a bread lover and baking is my jam!
What sets this book apart is the memories and stories that are shared along with the recipes. It brings the whole book to life as you read it. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes moving forward as there is so much more than just bread in here. I really love how the author is sharing her family and recipes with us, making it personal and endearing..
I’ve enjoyed going to the Kneaders Bakery and Café near me. Their food is wonderful and their bakery goods are always yummy. When I saw this book offered on NetGalley with the story of their bakery along with many recipes, I couldn’t resist getting it. I’m quite certain I’ll be purchasing a print copy when it releases. I’ve read through a lot of the story behind the Kneaders stores and the people who’ve been instrumental in the success of their chain. It was very interesting to get that background. I haven’t tried the recipes yet, but I have some I’m going to be trying very soon. Some of them I’ve enjoyed in the store and some are family recipes that I haven’t seen offered there. The Raspberry Bread Pudding is one of my favorites, and I plan on making some of the bread and soups, too. I’m sure I’ll be using this frequently.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Shadow Mountain Publishers through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
This was a fun cookbook. I have enjoyed eating at Kneaders in the past so it was neat to be able to make some of their recipes and also to learn more about the family who started Kneaders. I liked how easy it was to use and that you felt like you were part of the family as you read it. I will definitely use these recipes later.
I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, and or authors. A review was not required and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.
Such a fun cookbook with so many yummy recipes to try! I love the background and stories shared that go with the recipes. Definitely recommend!
I love to eat at Kneaders so I was excited to get to try out this new cookbook. I really like the way the book is set up with stories about the family that started Kneaders Bakery and Cafe. I also enjoyed the stories that talked about how some of the recipes came about. Most of all I loved the recipes. I tried a few and they turned out great!
This book is a real delight. The photos, story and most important the recipes. will definitely be an add to your cooking library. The recipes include everything from Jams, breads, desserts and cookies. The easy to follow ingredients and the wonderful stories included with some of the recipes are wonderful. The family shows history, hard work and generational appreciation. The photo's are vibrant and fun adding to the book. Definitely recommend this for your personal library or a gift.
Thank you to the authors, publisher and Netgalley.
I really enjoyed Kneader’s Cookbook. I found this to be a good balance between beginner recipes like muffin tops and salads and more intermediate recipes like some of the bread items. I was also pleased that it wasn’t just a rehashing of the same old recipes over and over again.
I also really appreciated the personal stories about people in between each section. It’s nice knowing where the inspiration for various recipes came from.
The photography was also lovely and vibrant, so this book is fun to just page through.
*Thank you to Netgalley, Kneaders, & the publisher for the E-copy of this book. This in no way affects the objectivity of my review.
As reading the digital copy, I cannot wait to get my hands on the physical copy of this cookbook. Each section I noted more and more recipes I can’t wait to dive into. What I loved about this cookbook is that the ingredients are obtainable and the directions are easy to follow, but if I can achieve the level of tastiness the photographs are, this recipe book will be a total “chefs kiss” of cookbooks!
As a long-time lover of kneaders restaurants, I am obsessed with this cookbook. There are so many wonderful, memorable, delicious, and easy meals and treats to make. There is a large range of recipes included, which I love. The book is well organized with a cloth of beautiful pictures. There are family stories shared throughout, which is a fun insight into the founders and workers. A must-have book for chefs everywhere!
This is a must-have cookbook! It is full of delicious recipes and photographs. I can't wait to make these! This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. Beautiful photos and easy to follow recipes. If you are a baker or even a new baker this book would be perfect for a staple in your recipe books.
Kneaders Bakery & Cafe by Colleen Worthington
What an extensive cookbook! I think this may quickly become a favorite. The photography is beautiful, and the recipes and ingredient lists are clearly written. I'm so excited about the categories: Breakfast, salads, sandwiches, soups, drinks, breads, dips and spreads, stuffings and croutons, cakes and trifles, cookies and bards, pies and puddings, and sweets and treats. I appreciate the standard index and recipe index included in the back.
As I recently took a job working from home full-time, I need to spice up my breakfasts and lunchtimes without making full-on entrees.
Thank you to #Netgalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for a free copy of #KneadersBakeryCafe by Colleen Worthington. All opinions are my own.
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is an interesting recipe book.
I wish there was more pictures of the food, but what is included is nice. There are lots of recipes in this book beyond bread, there's also sides, pastas, salads, and more. There's also stories throughout the book about people involved with the bakery, though some are more inspiring than others. Overall not a bad find.
There are some great recipes here and some interesting stories and facts about the authors life. The recipes are divided into different meal times and even reading them makes you feel hungry! I liked the ability to be able to click on the various sub divided links, i.e in breakfast I could click on the scrumptious cinnamon rolls, however after further testing I found it took me to the back of the book and instead of being directed to the recipe I was shoved to the end. This happened for every recipe I clicked on and on the overall contents page, there were no links, so I had to manually scroll through the whole book to get to the recipe I wanted. This would not be arduous with the real book in your hands, but with an ebook and an reader, baking and pressing becomes a really pain! But I enjoyed the recipes and enjoyed baking. There are pictures which accompany the recipes and although my ereader lacks colour, it was still great to see the pictures and results of the recipes. Overall a good cook book!
This one was a bit of a miss for me.
As other reviews have commented, some of the ingredients are not easy to find.
I guess I was expecting more of a baking book and this was a bit more of a family memoir with recipes included. I am grateful for the opportunity to check it out.
Thank you for allowing me to read this new cookbook, NetGalley. I am not familiar with Kneaders as such so it was interesting to read the history and background. The recipes look easy to follow and most of the ingredients are ones you would have on your shelf.
Beautiful, well-done cookbook, that is so much more than that, as woven into the sections of the book and in the introduction are the history of how Kneaders came to be and the stories of not just the family behind the restaurant but others who were/are influential to the company, past and present. I loved each recipe. My only complaint is that there are a few recipes without pictures. While some are variations and I understand they chose not to showcase those, some are just simply skipped altogether. Why not include full-color photos of each recipe? The photos that are included are very detailed and very well-staged, so I am not sure why there are some missing. Some are family recipes that aren't featured in the stores. Some are past recipes that they don't serve anymore. They don't give away any trade secrets of current products served but they do include some popular recipes for a few current products served in the stores (like their amazingly delicious eclairs!!!!). The recipes sometimes feature unique, possibly hard-to-find ingredients and quite a few are very detailed with lots of steps and note for novice bakers/cooks. An extremely beautiful cookbook that is full of wonderful resources for intermediate to advanced cooks looking to add unique desserts and dishes to their repertoire! I can't wait to try out so many of the recipes to enjoy!! (I received a digital review copy of this book and this is one that I definitely want to purchase a hard copy of to add to my cookbook library!!)
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