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Dorie Greenspan has written recipes for the most eminent chefs in the world: Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and arguably the greatest of them all, Julia Child, who once told Dorie, “You write recipes just the way I do.” Her recipe writing has won widespread praise for its literate curiosity and “patient but exuberant style.” (One hard-boiled critic called it “a joy forever.”) In Baking: From My Home to Yours, her masterwork, Dorie applies the lessons from three decades of experience to her first and real love: home baking. The 300 recipes will seduce a new generation of bakers, whether their favorite kitchen tools are a bowl and a whisk or a stand mixer and a bakers torch.

Even the most homey of the recipes are very special. Dories favorite raisin swirl bread. Big spicy muffins from her stint as a baker in a famous New York City restaurant. French chocolate brownies (a Parisian pastry chef begged for the recipe). A dramatic black and white cake for a “wow” occasion. Pierre Hermés extraordinary lemon tart.

The generous helpings of background information, abundant stories, and hundreds of professional hints set Baking apart as a one-of-a-kind cookbook. And as if all of this werent more than enough, Dorie has appended a fascinating minibook, A Dessertmakers Glossary, with more than 100 entries, from why using ones fingers is often best, to how to buy the finest butter, to how the bundt pan got its name.

Review:

"Greenspan, coauthor of books with culinary icons such as Julia Child (Baking with Julia), Daniel Boulud and Pierre Herm, shares her favorite recipes in this tantalizing collection, which covers all the baking bases, from muffins, cookies and brownies to spoon desserts, pies and cobblers. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, and Greenspan uses everyday ingredients readily available to the home chef. Recipes like Perfection Pound Cake and All-American, All-Delicious Apple Pie convey a comfortable, almost homey, familiarity that will bring readers back to this collection again and again. In addition, she provides insight into matters many cooks may not often consider, such as leaveners, technique and choosing the right pan. Numerous mouth-watering photos dot the book throughout, making it hard to choose which one to make first. Especially helpful is the Indispensables: Base Recipes section at the end of the book, which includes pointers for making key ingredients such dough, pastry cream, lemon curd and faux crme frache. This is baking at its best. Over 100 full-color photos." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Dorie Greenspan has written recipes for the most eminent chefs in the world: Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and arguably the greatest of them all, Julia Child, who once told Dorie, “You write recipes just the way I do.” Her recipe writing has won widespread praise for its literate curiosity and “patient but exuberant style.” (One hard-boiled critic called it “a joy forever.”) In Baking: From My Home to Yours, her masterwork, Dorie applies the lessons from three decades of experience to her first and real love: home baking. The 300 recipes will seduce a new generation of bakers, whether their favorite kitchen tools are a bowl and a whisk or a stand mixer and a bakers torch.

Even the most homey of the recipes are very special. Dories favorite raisin swirl bread. Big spicy muffins from her stint as a baker in a famous New York City restaurant. French chocolate brownies (a Parisian pastry chef begged for the recipe). A dramatic black and white cake for a “wow” occasion. Pierre Hermés extraordinary lemon tart.

The generous helpings of background information, abundant stories, and hundreds of professional hints set Baking apart as a one-of-a-kind cookbook. And as if all of this werent more than enough, Dorie has appended a fascinating minibook, A Dessertmakers Glossary, with more than 100 entries, from why using ones fingers is often best, to how to buy the finest butter, to how the bundt pan got its name.

About the Author

Dorie Greenspan has written or cowritten eight cookbooks, including Baking with Julia, which won a James Beard Award and an IACP Award; Desserts by Pierre Hermé, which was named IACP Cookbook of the Year; and Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé, which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the best English-language cookbook. She created many recipes for The All-New Joy of Cooking and is a special correspondent for Bon Appétit, for which she writes the “Tools of the Trade” column.

Table of Contents

Introduction · xii BREAKFAST SWEETS · 1 A CACHE OF COOKIES · 65 CAKES OF ALL KINDS · 177 PIES AND TART S Warm and Cold, Fruity and Nutty, Creamy and Crunchy · 297 SPOON DESSERT S Puddings, Custards, Crisps and Ice Creams · 381 INDISPENSABLES Base Recipes · 439 A Dessert Makers Glossary of Ingredients, Tools and Techniques · 473 Index · 497

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nicole d, September 13, 2011 (view all comments by nicole d)
This has quickly become my favorite cookbook for baked goods. There are tons of recipes and lots of variations on recipes--for example, there are about a dozen different brownie recipes--so there's something in to suit everyone's preferences. The recipes are very clear and reassuring, with lines like "don't worry if it looks ugly now, it will turn out well when it's baked." There are lots of beautiful photos which I always appreciate in a cookbook, and so far everything seems easy enough for the average baker.
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Leslie Richman, July 15, 2009 (view all comments by Leslie Richman)
This book is wonderful! It's got that upscale food appeal while offering really accessible and homey recipes. Dorie Greenspan is a great storyteller as well. I can personally vouch for the fact that the Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffin recipe is magical!
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Jani Monk, October 7, 2008 (view all comments by Jani Monk)
This book is beautiful, and it features the kinds of desserts I love best. Those are the ones that are homey, not fussy; made-from-scratch rather than from boxes and cans; and fresh and flavorful, instead of rich and decadent. I'm eager to try them all!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618443369
Author:
Greenspan, Dorie
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Photographer:
Richardson, Alan
Author:
Kennedy, Brian
Author:
Lewis, Matt
Author:
Poliafito, Renato
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Baking
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - Bread
Subject:
Methods - Baking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Baking General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 full-color illustrations
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Greenspan, coauthor of books with culinary icons such as Julia Child (Baking with Julia), Daniel Boulud and Pierre Herm, shares her favorite recipes in this tantalizing collection, which covers all the baking bases, from muffins, cookies and brownies to spoon desserts, pies and cobblers. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, and Greenspan uses everyday ingredients readily available to the home chef. Recipes like Perfection Pound Cake and All-American, All-Delicious Apple Pie convey a comfortable, almost homey, familiarity that will bring readers back to this collection again and again. In addition, she provides insight into matters many cooks may not often consider, such as leaveners, technique and choosing the right pan. Numerous mouth-watering photos dot the book throughout, making it hard to choose which one to make first. Especially helpful is the Indispensables: Base Recipes section at the end of the book, which includes pointers for making key ingredients such dough, pastry cream, lemon curd and faux crme frache. This is baking at its best. Over 100 full-color photos." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Dorie Greenspan has written recipes for the most eminent chefs in the world: Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and arguably the greatest of them all, Julia Child, who once told Dorie, “You write recipes just the way I do.” Her recipe writing has won widespread praise for its literate curiosity and “patient but exuberant style.” (One hard-boiled critic called it “a joy forever.”) In Baking: From My Home to Yours, her masterwork, Dorie applies the lessons from three decades of experience to her first and real love: home baking. The 300 recipes will seduce a new generation of bakers, whether their favorite kitchen tools are a bowl and a whisk or a stand mixer and a bakers torch.

Even the most homey of the recipes are very special. Dories favorite raisin swirl bread. Big spicy muffins from her stint as a baker in a famous New York City restaurant. French chocolate brownies (a Parisian pastry chef begged for the recipe). A dramatic black and white cake for a “wow” occasion. Pierre Hermés extraordinary lemon tart.

The generous helpings of background information, abundant stories, and hundreds of professional hints set Baking apart as a one-of-a-kind cookbook. And as if all of this werent more than enough, Dorie has appended a fascinating minibook, A Dessertmakers Glossary, with more than 100 entries, from why using ones fingers is often best, to how to buy the finest butter, to how the bundt pan got its name.

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