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In baking, professionals distinguish themselves by achieving consistently great results. Getting these results takes more than just following recipes. It takes really knowing your ingredients, how to best combine them, and how they perform in the heat of the oven. It also takes understanding such areas as bakeshop equipment and mathematics. So if you're serious about baking, you need a broad, deep knowledge of the craft.
Wayne Gisslen's Professional Baking is unmatched in covering the art, science, and skills of baking practice. It has served for many years as the cornerstone guide for baking and pastry professionals, serious home bakers, and culinary students, giving them the know-how and methods to take their technique to the next level. Now in its Fifth Edition, this peerless resource gives you a complete guide to sustained excellence in your baking.
The book gives clear, detailed information on selecting the proper ingredients, mixing and baking techniques, makeup and assembly, presentation, and more. Reflecting current trends, this revised and updated edition includes new material on baking for special diets including low-fat, low-sugar, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. There's also expanded coverage of professionalism, baking science, and ingredients. More than 775 color photographsillustrate ingredients and step-by-steptechniques as well as dozens of finished dishes.
Inside you'll find an encyclopedic array of close to 900 classic and creative recipes to explore, ranging from basic cr?pes and puff pastry to intriguing variations on the familiar, such as Sachertorte and Peach Napoleon.
Filled with the best practices and techniques that have been used to educate a generation of bakers, and presented in an easy-to-navigate layout, Professional Baking, Fifth Edition is the key to creating consistently high-quality baked goods with the artistry of a true professional.
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The fifth edition of this massive book on the art, science and skills of professional baking has been expanded to include information on special diets as well as new ingredients and techniques. Gisslen, an award-winning cooking author, covers the craft of baking, including the selection of ingredients, makeup and assembly, mixing techniques and presentation. Nearly 900 recipes and 775 photographs are also included, helping both amateur and professional bakers refine their skills. Oversize: 11.5x9". Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This new edition gives professional and home bakers peerless up-to-date coverage of the theory and practice of baking. Keeping pace with current trends in the field, this edition includes a new chapter on baking for special diets, expanded and detailed information on ingredients and their use in baking, and new sections on sugar confections, as well as 100 new photographs. Complete with more than 775 classic and creative recipes to explore, Professional Bakingoffers an excellent foundation for mastering the art and craft of baking.
"Classic."—Food & Wine Magazine
The timeless professional baking reference—revised and updated
Covering everything from cakes, pies, pastries, and cookies to artisan breads, fritters, and custards, Professional Baking, Fifth Edition is your essential guide to baking and pastry today. A mainstay on the shelves of serious bakers everywhere, this tested reference showcases the talents of IACP award-winning author Wayne Gisslen in one comprehensive volume.
New features in this Fifth Edition include material on special diets and advanced techniques like pastry, chocolate, and sugar work. Nearly 900 recipes range from the classic to the creative, with more than 775 color photographs illustrating ingredients, step-by-step techniques, and finished dishes. A clear style, engaging presentation, and high level of detail provide you with a full understanding of how to create truly masterful baked goods.
About the Author
J. Gerard Smith is a freelance photographer and photo illustrator who has collaborated with Wayne Gisslen since 1980. Educated at Pratt Institute, he specializes in food, travel, and commercial photography. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and more than 100 books.
Table of Contents
About Le Cordon Bleu.
Chapter 1. The Baking Profession.
Chapter 2. Basic Professional Skills: Bakeshop Math and Sanitation.
Chapter 3. Baking and Pastry Equipment.
Chapter 4. Ingredients.
Chapter 5. Basic Baking Principles.
Chapter 6. Understanding Yeast Doughs.
Chapter 7. Understanding Artisan Breads.
Chapter 8. Lean Yeast Doughs.
Chapter 9. Rich Yeast Doughs.
Chapter 10. Quick Breads.
Chapter 11. Doughnuts, Fritters, Pancakes, and Waffles.
Chapter 12. Basic Syrups, Creams, and Sauces.
Chapter 13. Pies.
Chapter 14. Pastry Basics.
Chapter 15. Tarts and Special Pastries.
Chapter 16. Cake Mixing and Baking.
Chapter 17. Assembling and Decorating Cakes.
Chapter 18. Specialty Cakes, Gâteaux, and Torten.
Chapter 19. Cookies.
Chapter 20. Custards Puddings, Mousses, and Soufflés.
Chapter 21. Frozen Desserts.
Chapter 22. Fruit Desserts.
Chapter 3. Dessert Presentation.
Chapter 24. Chocolate.
Chapter 25. Marzipan, Nouogatine, and Pastillage.
Chapter 26. Sugar Techniques.
Chapter 27. Baking for Special Diets.
Appendix 1. Large-Quantity Measurements.
Appendix 2. Metric Conversion Factors.
Appendix 3. Decimal Equivalents of Common Fractions.
Appendix 4. Approximate Volume Equivalents of Dry Foods.
Appendix 5. Temperature Calculations for Yeast Doughs.
Appendix 6. Eggs and Safety.
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