Synopses & Reviews
This brand-new title in Barron's lavish series of palate-pleasing and recipe-filled Golden Books
conjures up those wonderful pastry shops of Paris--rich with heavenly aromas and delights that gratify both the eye and the taste buds. The Golden Book of Baking
presents 300 glorious recipes and color photos that guide home chefs toward perfection in the art of creating and enjoying the very finest baked delicacies. The kitchen-proven recipes are categorized as follows:
Cookies, Bars, and Brownies: raspberry delights, Bavarian apple cones, marbled cream cheese squares, and many more Small Cakes: apple and pecan cupcakes, strawberry cream cupcakes, pecan and banana friands, and many more Butter Cakes: basic pound cake, double chocolate pound cake, pecan crunch yogurt cake, upside-down apple cake, and many more Layer Cakes: tricolored cake, Black Forest cake, strawberry cream gâteau, and many more Pies and Tarts: lemon and lime meringue pie, chocolate and hazelnut tart, fruits of the forest pie, coconut cream tart, and many more Pastries: almond bows, coffee éclaires, almond and walnut baklava, peach puff, and many more Yeast Cakes: apple crumble kuchen, stollen, brioche, chocolate chelsea buns, and many more Savories: scones, spicy Thai rolls, pepper and olive tart, ham and onion spirals, and many more
This book's team of three expert authors have graded their recipes for classic and modern baked delicacies on a scale of 1, 2, and 3 to indicate level of difficulty. Most recipes fall into categories 1 and 2, but adventurous home chefs who think they can match the expertise of Paris's finest pâtisseries are invited to test their skill by attempting challenging recipes like the Red Fruit Dacquoise layer cake, or a baking sheet filled with authentically French Chocolate Éclairs! The book's introduction includes important recommendations regarding ingredients, preparation methods, and baking equipment. More than 300 full-page, taste-tempting color photos show each baked delicacy, fresh from the oven and ready to serve and enjoy. This handsome volume features a ribbon place marker and gold-tipped page edges.
"From plain and simple to extravagant, this book covers the gamut and the exquisite photos provide inspiration."
--Lynn Harnett, Portsmouth (NH) Herald Sunday
"Barron's brings bakers . . . delicious treats for the holiday season . . . . home bakers will find many treasures here."
Over 300 great recipes With more than 300 luscious recipes--for cookies, bars, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, pastries, cakes, pies, tarts, and savories--this book will have a special place on your cookbook shelf.
Over 300 striking photographs show you how each delicious dessert will appear when it's ready for serving. Brief, easy-to-prepare recipes ensure success every time!
More Golden Books from Barron's
The Golden Book of Chocolate
The Golden Book of Cookies
About the Author
Carla Bardi grew up in Tuscany and currently operates a small vineyard with her husband. She is the author or co-author of many internationally successful cookbooks, most of them devoted to regional Italian cooking and baking. Her titles published in North America by Barron's include The Golden Book of Baking, The Golden Book of Chocolate, The Golden Book of Cookies,