Synopses & Reviews
An irresistible guide to making 90 intensely flavorful handmade ice creams from the country's top artisanal ice cream shop, including the smash hits Salted Caramel and Balsamic Strawberry, plus other favorites.
San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery is as well known for its small-batch, handcrafted, show-stoppingly inventive ice cream as it is for the long line that snakes around the block. Guests young and old flock to the destination ice cream shop, craving a toasty banana split, a jewel-toned ice pop, a scoop of cooling sorbet, a mouthwatering ice cream sandwich, or one of the best ice cream cakes around.
Lucky for ice cream lovers, Bi-Rite Creamery’s secret is in plain sight: their irresistible goods are all made using top quality, farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients—locally sourced, whenever possible—and now you can bring their legendary creations into your home. This essential guide to making your own delicious ice cream and treats covers all the classic flavors and delectable variations, plus creative combinations like Orange-Cardamom, Chai-Spiced Milk Chocolate, Balsamic Strawberry, Malted Vanilla with Peanut Brittle and Milk Chocolate, and Honey Lavender.
Driven by the Creamery’s most popular flavors, each chapter in Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones serves as a meditation on a particular ingredient. Featuring recipes for Bi-Rite’s famed cakes, frostings, pie crusts, and cookies, you can easily mix and match to create an infinite array of delicious custom frozen treats. Filled with step-by-step techniques and insider’s secrets, this lavishly illustrated cookbook will turn your kitchen into a personal Bi-Rite Creamery (without the long line).
"This latest in the artisanal ice cream trend gives readers some notable trade secrets for making frozen confections at home. The team behind San Francisco's celebrated Bi-Rite Creamery is serious about taste, and their approach relies on high-quality ingredients, small batch production, and simple base techniques for ice cream and sorbet. The organizing principle of the book is flavor chapters are based on families of recipes such as vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, tea, and so on. Each features Bi-Rite's versions of the classics, plus more elaborate variations, complementary baked goods and toppings. While ordinary chocolate ice cream recipes are easy to come by, the real value is in creations such as Chai-Spiced Milk Chocolate and Malted Milk Chocolate with Bittersweet Chocolate Chips. Throughout, the authors offer suggestions for serving (Pistachio ice cream makes a good pairing with Balsamic Strawberry]) and 'making it your own' (Coffee can be spruced up with ground toffee or fudge ripple). The collection is rounded out with fruity ice pops, refreshing granitas, and smooth sorbets. While this is not the most comprehensive or groundbreaking book on ice cream, this book is a great primer for beginners. Photos. Agent: Katherine Cowles.(Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
An irresistible guide to making 90 intensely flavorful handmade ice creams from the country’s top artisanal ice cream shop, including the smash hits Salted Caramel and Balsamic Strawberry, plus other favorites.
San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery is known for its showstopping ice cream crafted from the freshest ingredients, as well as a line that snakes around the block with customers desperate for a scoop of Honey Lavender or Earl Grey. This essential guide to making delicious ice cream at home covers all the classic flavors and delectable variations, plus inventive combinations like Cara Cara Cardamom and Sweet Basil. Filled with detailed techniques and insider’s secrets, this lavishly illustrated cookbook will turn any home kitchen into a personal Bi-Rite Creamery (without the line around the block).
About the Author
and ANNE WALKER
opened the acclaimed Bi-Rite Creamery in 2006. A veteran of the food business, Kris found her calling as a baker working with Anne at San Francisco’s 42 Degrees Restaurant. Anne’s career has spanned more than two decades as a pastry chef at some of San Francisco’s finest restaurants, including Cypress Club, Stanford Court Hotel, and Slow Club.
DABNEY GOUGH is a writer and recipe developer whose work has appeared in Fine Cooking, HAWAII Magazine, the Honolulu Weekly, and Edible Hawaiian Islands, among other publications. She is the coauthor of Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food.
Table of Contents
Basic Ingredients a Equipment
Coffee and Tea
Herbs and Spices
Measurement conversion charts