As Bonnie Benwick explained in this week’s Book Report, you likely won’t go wrong with anything in Lisa Yockelson’s Baking Style. Following the detailed instructions is all that’s required.


Lisa Yockelson’s Cornmeal and Cranberry Drop Biscuits. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Black Bottom Fudge Torte, for those with a chocolate obsession.

Coconut Cupcakes, which far surpass anything the tasters had a few years ago during our Cupcake Wars.

Full-Grown Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies, a not-too-sweet treat.

Soft Buttermilk Dinner Rolls, a suggestion for cooks already plotting their Thanksgiving spread.

What foolproof baking recipes do you love?