Synopses & Reviews
The Professional Pastry Chef Third Edition Bo Friberg The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone A longtime favorite of pastry lovers and serious chefs worldwide, this comprehensive specialty cookbook has grown to nearly 1,200 pages and is presented in a larger, simplified format that is much easier to use. The third edition of The Professional Pastry Chef offers over one thousand tempting recipes that range from classical to contemporary favorites. Here is a complete guide to the preparation and elegant presentation of an abundance of pastries and desserts including breads, cakes, cookies, tarts, petits fours, croissant and Danish, mousses, souffl?s, ice creams, sorbets, and candies. Instructions for every recipe have been revised and rewritten to make them as comprehensible and easy to follow as possible, and all feature both U.S. and metric measures for each ingredient. The third edition of The Professional Pastry Chef has added up-to-the-minute coverage of technical advances in pastry making. You'll find techniques that employ such tools as silicone baking mats, stencils, silkscreens, and acetate or polyurethane strips, enabling you to make high-tech, nouvelle creations. The Light Desserts chapter now offers twice as many selections that will please your palate, your heart, and your waistline, plus, a new chapter on American and European Country Desserts has been added in response to the rebirth of these classics across the nation. Each recipe-thoroughly tested by the author and thousands of his students-has been refined to perfection and is virtually foolproof. In new recipe introductions, Master Pastry Chef Bo Friberg carefully explains the proper blending of ingredients, use of pastry equipment, alternate presentations, ingredient substitutions, and professional techniques to produce professional results. The origin and history of the classics are also revealed. New photographs are a feast for the eyes as well as the imagination. More than 150 color photographs and 450 step-by-step illustrations help you build confidence as you master each technique. And with the aid of life-size templates that can be copied directly from the book, you can create tulip shells, chocolate and fondant ornaments, dessert cases, cast sugar showpieces, and chocolate or marzipan decorations. In addition to the complete assembly of recipes, the book contains professional guidance, instruction, and information on:
* Pastry ingredients and equipment, including quality determination, usage, storage, and origin
* Plate presentations utilizing sprayed and piped chocolate, sauce painting, stencils, and caramelized sugar ornaments
* Conversion tables, equivalency tables, and high altitude baking adjustments
* Nutritional analysis of the recipes in the Light Desserts chapter
Far more than just a compendium of specialty recipes, The Professional Pastry Chef, Third Edition, is a comprehensive reference on all aspects of the art of baking and pastry. It is no surprise that this definitive work has become an essential, all-in-one sourcebook for professional pastry chefs, apprentices, students, and pastry enthusiasts everywhere. From San Francisco Sourdough Loaves to Caramel Boxes with Caramel-Macadamia Nut Mousse, you'll turn out perfect results every time under the guidance of Master Pastry Chef Bo Friberg.
Up-to-date, advanced techniques for the professional pastry chef and serious home baker
The Advanced Professional Pastry Chefbrings up-to-date coverage of the latest baking and pastry techniques to a new generation of pastry chefs and serious home bakers. This book covers advanced material and - like chef Bo's classic The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, Fourth Edition- contains contemporary information to meet the needs of today's pastry kitchen. This volume contains nearly 500 recipes, which emphasize the techniques and presentations offered in top restaurants and bakeshops today.
Topics covered in depth include:
- Decorated cakes
- Modernist desserts
- Wedding cakes and holiday favorites
- Sugar work
- Marzipan figures
- Chocolate decorations
Illustrated step-by-step instructions demystify even the most complex techniques and preparations, while over 100 vivid color photographs bring finished dishes to life.
Long considered the pastry chef's bible, The Professional Pastry Chef has now been completely revised to meet the needs of today's pastry kitchen. Bo Friberg, a Certified Master Pastry Chef and Instructor at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, has written a book that continues his tradition of excellence and commitment to the industry.
Chef Friberg shares his recipes for such delicious desserts as Apple Tart Parisienne, Wild Strawberries Romanoff in Caramel Boxes, and Mocha Meringues. Not only has he devoted whole chapters to sugar work, decorations, sauces and fillings, but he has also included extensive information on mise en place and basic doughs. By simplifying the instructions for his complex recipes, he has made them easier than ever for the professional to execute.
Elegant techniques for the accomplished baker
Master Chef Bo Friberg returns with sophisticated dessert recipes for the advanced professional chef and the serious home baker. A companion to the popular The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, this new book delivers readers to the upper echelons of pastry creation, describing advanced techniques in sugarwork, chocolate artistry, and marzipan figures. Chef Bo also devotes chapters to the baking and business of wedding cakes, holiday favorites, modernist desserts, light desserts, and advanced decorating techniques. The accomplished baker will enjoy considerably expanding his or her repertoire with The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef.
"Bo Friberg's The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef is a superb resource for the pastry student, as well as the established chef. His years of experience as a chef and teacher shine through in these well-formulated recipes and insightful tips. This is an essential book for every student of pastry who aspires to a higher level."
Jacquy Pfeiffer, Pastry Instructor and Owner of the French Pastry School
About the Author
About the Author Bo Friberg is a Certified Master Pastry Chef with over 40 years of professional experience in the industry. In 1995, Chef Friberg was selected as a member of the opening team at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, where he is currently an instructor. Chef Friberg graduated from the Confectionery Association School of Sweden and holds a degree as a Master Confectioner. He has worked in both small shops and large retail and wholesale operations in the United States and Europe, and was pastry chef for Swedish American Lines Cruise Ships. In addition, he has demonstrated the art of pastry making on three television shows including the highly acclaimed public television series Cooking Secrets of The CIA, Cooking at the Academy, and NBC's Today Show, and he has spent 17 years teaching all levels of students at the California Culinary Academy where he was again part of the school's opening faculty team. Chef Friberg has received awards and honors for his work in Europe and in the United States. He has received gold medals on two occasions at the Culinary Arts Exhibit of the Pacific Coast.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Decorated Cakes.
Chapter 2. Wedding Cakes.
Chapter 3. Individual Pastries.
Chapter 4. Plated Desserts.
Chapter 5. Frozen Desserts.
Chapter 6. Light and Low-Calorie Desserts.
Chapter 7. Charlottes, Custards, Bavarian Creams, Mousses, Soufflés.
Chapter 8. Modernist Desserts.
Chapter 9. Holiday Classics and Favorites.
Chapter 10. Chocolate Artistry.
Chapter 11. Sugarwork.
Chapter 12. Marzipan Modeling.
Chapter 13. Advanced Decorations.
Chapter 14. Basic Recipes.
Appendix: Weights, Measures, and Yields.