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The Pie and Pastry Bible
The Pie and Pastry Bible
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684813483
The Pie and Pastry Bible is your magic wand for baking the pies, tarts, and pastries of your dreams--the definitive work by the country's top baker.

-More than 300 recipes, 200 drawings of techniques and equipment, and 70 color pictures of finished pies, tarts, and pastries

-Easy-to-follow recipes for fruit pies, chiffon pies, custard pies, ice-cream pies, meringue pies, chocolate pies, tarts and tartlets, turnovers, dumplings, biscuits, scones, crostadas, galettes, strudel, fillo, puff pastry, croissants (chocolate, too), Danish, brioche, sticky buns, cream puffs, and profiteroles

-All kinds of fillings, glazes, toppings, and sauces, including pastry cream, frangipane, Chiboust, fruit curds, ice creams, fondant, fruit preserves, streusel, meringues, ganache, caramel, and hot fudge

-A separate chapter featuring foolproof flaky, tender, and original crusts of every kind imaginable. Here are a few: Flaky Cream Cheese Pie Crust, Flaky Cheddar Cheese Pie Crust, Miracle Flaky Lard Pie Crust, and Flaky Goose Fat Pie Crust; Bittersweet Chocolate, Coconut, Ginger, and Sweet Nut Cookie Crusts; and Vanilla, Gingersnap, Chocolate, and Graham Cracker Crumb Crusts

-Countless tips that solve any problem, including the secrets to making a juicy fruit pie with a crisp bottom crust and a lemon meringue pie that doesn't weep

-How to make a tender and flaky pie crust in under three minutes

-How to make the best brownie ever into a crustless tart with puddles of ganache

-Exciting savory recipes, including meat loaf wrapped in a flaky Cheddar cheese crust and a roasted poblano quiche

-Extensive decorating techniques for the beginning baker and professional alike that show you how to make chocolate curls, pipe rosettes, crystallize flowers and leaves, and more

-Detailed information on ingredients and equipment, previously available only to professionals

-The wedding cake reconceived as a Seven-Tier Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tart

-Pointers for Success follow the recipes, guaranteeing perfect results every time
Betty Crocker Best Bisquick Recipes
Betty Crocker Best Bisquick Recipes
Paperback      ISBN: 0470398833

Enjoy Bisquick(R) at Its Best

Bisquick has been America's favorite baking shortcut for more than 75 years--the not-so-secret ingredient that's helped generations serve up delicious homemade pancakes, pies, muffins, biscuits, shortcakes and more. Now you can discover the tastiest, easiest Bisquick recipes ever.

This greatest hits cookbook gives you unbeatable ideas for crowd-pleasing breakfasts, no-fuss weeknight dinners and delectable desserts. You'll find tried-and-true Bisquick classics like Easy Chicken Pot Pie and Classic Strawberry Shortcakes as well as new favorites like Thai Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Impossibly Easy Toffee Bar Cheesecake.

Complete with tips on perfecting pancakes, biscuitsand other favorites, Betty Crocker Best Bisquick Recipes isjust what you need to make the most of Bisquick--and make every day special.

Discover 104 great Bisquick recipes

Enjoy favorite breakfasts and easy appetizers

Fix effortless dinners and delicious desserts

Find 30-minute mealtime solutions

Get nutrition information for every recipe

Enjoy 123 beautiful color photographs

The Tassajara Recipe Book
The Tassajara Recipe Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1570625808

In a friendly and informal style, Ed Brown presents the recipes that have made the kitchen at the Tassajara Zen Center famous for more than thirty years. "Ordinary food for ordinary people" is the way Brown once described his approach, but there's nothing ordinary about these culinary offerings. From appetizers to desserts, the over two hundred recipes use the freshest ingredients in ways that will tantalize the palates of everyone from down-home vegetarians to the most discriminating gourmet cooks. The recipes are interspersed throughout with line drawings, photographs of the center and its environs, and Brown's own poetry. This revised edition includes twenty-nine new and four revised recipes, new photographs, and a new introduction.

The Gluten-Free Baking Book
The Gluten-Free Baking Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0778802744

Where variety and manageable batches mix deliciously.

These outstanding recipes run the gamut of exactly the type of baked goods those managing gluten intolerance crave -- with a small twist. Based on extensive feedback, we've learned that gluten-free home bakers prefer small batches and yields from their efforts.

The reasons vary from space constraints (since people managing gluten intolerance typically require more products, which take up valuable cupboard, refrigerator and freezer space) to the sheer cost of the ingredients. The high cost of these ingredients often means that the baked goods tend to be enjoyed only by those actually suffering from the intolerance as opposed to other family members, friends and the like. And we've heard time and time again how much people crave variety and the ability to bake something that is quick, is easy to clean up and doesn't require hours of baking in the kitchen.

You'd never know that dazzling baked goods like these were gluten-free:

  • Muffins, loaves and mixes, including banana oatmeal muffins, date cashew loaf
  • Cookies and bars, such as crunch mocha cookies, almond macaroons, citrus squares
  • Cupcakes, including sour cream fudge cupcakes, mini carrot cakes, amaretto cheesecake
  • Crisps, crumbles, puddings and cobblers, such as baked pear pudding for two, strawberry rhubarb crisp, cr me caramel, peach cobbler
  • No-knead yeast breads, including lemon millet bread, pumpernickel
  • Tarts and pastry, including basic pastry, lemon meringue tarts, pumpkin tarts
  • Holiday baking, including sticky date pudding, Scottish shortbread, classic crepes

The authors also include handy and specially created glossaries for those managing gluten intolerance, including information on equipment, ingredients and techniques.

Laduree: The Sweet Recipes
Laduree
The Sweet Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 281230443x

-A must-have with scrumptious recipes from the world-famous Ladur e tea shop -Ladur e reveals the secrets of their magical macaroons for the first time ever -Features padded cover, gold edges, and a beautiful gift box -100 recipes of pastry chef of the prestigious Ladur e known and recognized by gourmets around the world The story of Ladur e started in 1862 when Louis Ernest Ladur e opened a bakery in the heart of Paris at 16, rue Royale. In 1997 Ladur e opened a tea-room/restaurant on the prestigious Champs-Elys es, followed by other Parisian addresses and international tea-rooms in London, Dublin, Geneva, Monaco, Tokyo, Milan and soon New York. In this book Philippe Andrieu, the Pastry Chef at Ladur e, reveals 100 of the most famous Ladur e recipes, adapted for the general public. From the Strawberry Cake with Rose Choux Pastry to Pistachio Financiers and the world-famous macaroons in all their variety, this icon of French "art de vivre" is brought to life in a pallet of pastries the colour of powder pink, light green, bright purple, and lemon yellow.

Simply Baking
Simply Baking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0752587366
Babycakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles: A Baking Book
Babycakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles
A Baking Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307718301

For those with food sensitivities, these desserts have remained a distant dream--until now.

Following her widely adored debut cookbook with this delectable and extensive new collection, Erin McKenna, celebrated baker and proprietress of BabyCakes NYC in New York and Los Angeles, satisfies all your food fantasies with fifty recipes for perennial favorites--all created without gluten, dairy, eggs, or refined sugar.

In addition to its important primer on key ingredients and easy substitutions, BabyCakes Covers the Classics includes a section filled with Erin's insightful solutions to frequently asked questions, which will lead you to newfound baking glory. As for the goods themselves, prepare for untold hours of refreshingly simple and undeniably delicious recipes adapted from the ones that sprinkled our collective childhoods. They include:

Thin Mints
Madeleines
Chocolate Chip Waffles
Snickerdoodles
S'mores
Hamentaschen
Square-Pan Tomato Pizza
Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Preserves
Banana Royale
Five variations of BabyCakes NYC's famous donuts
& many more . . .

BabyCakes Covers the Classics
is filled with timeless sweet and savory temptations that vegans, celiacs, and the health-minded can safely indulge in. Erin shows people of all stripes how to take control of a vegan, gluten-free pantry, and she proves that once you do, there are no limitations to what you can bake.
Three Sisters Bake: Delectable Recipes for Every Day
Three Sisters Bake
Delectable Recipes for Every Day
Hardcover      ISBN: 1742706762

For the Reith sisters, food is about delighting the senses - baking delicious things that look as good as they taste. Full of recipes for every occasion, from brunch and picnics to afternoon tea and dinner parties, Three Sisters Bake shares the ethos that food is for sharing and enjoying with friends and family.

Learn how to make mouth-watering traybakes and pastries, show-stopping cakes and desserts, and plentiful sharing platters, all made with fresh and flavoursome ingredients. Full of delicious recipes, from the classic, favourite bakes to inspired sweet and savoury treats with a modern twist, Three Sisters Bake will inspire you to expand your baking repertoire.

Dotted throughout the book are chic, contemporary crafts to get stuck into as you prepare your food - cute food flags for cupcakes, vintage labels and jar toppers for your homemade jam, quick and colourful bunting for an afternoon picnic, and knitted mug cosies for a warming winter drink. With beautiful photography throughout, Three Sisters Bake is an inspiring cookbook for anyone who likes to make delicious food that also looks great.
Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes
Ace of Cakes
Inside the World of Charm City Cakes
Hardcover      ISBN: 006170301x

In Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes, Duff Goldman, Food Network's indomitable "Ace of Cakes," reveals the inspiration behind some of the most outrageous and extraordinary, gravity and reality-defying confectionary creations in the world. An eye-popping collection of photos, illustrations, stories, reflections, collages, and memorabilia celebrating the eccentric Baltimore bakery where everything takes off, Ace of Cakes is a truly delectable volume that shows the magic that can happen when creativity is king and "no limits" is the mantra.

Flatbreads and Flavors: A Baker's Atlas
Flatbreads and Flavors
A Baker's Atlas
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0688114113

"Two people caught in the grip of wanderlust," as Alford and Duguid describe themselves, this American- Canadian pair has traveled for nearly two decades, singly and together, throughout Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and North America. As they have pursued their passions for travel photography and culinary research, they have found around the world a shared and nourishing element of culture and cuisine: flatbreads, the simplest, oldest, and most marvelously varied form of bread known to humankind. Immersing themselves in local cultures-from the Malaysian island of Penang and the high Himalayan passes of Tibet to the market stalls of Provence and the pueblos of New Mexico -- Adford and Duguid have studied bread baking and cooking with local bakers, in family kitchens, with street vendors, and at neighborhood restaurants and cafes.

In Flatbreads and Flavors they share more than sixty recipes for flatbreads of every origin and description: tortillas from Mexico, pita from the Middle East, naan from Afghanistan, chapatti from India, pizza from Italy, and French fougasse. As well within the eight regional chapters of the book, they provide 150 exuberant recipes for traditional accompaniments to the breads. These include chutneys and curries, salsas and stews, rich samplings of the Mediterranean mezze table and the Scandinavian smorgasbord, and such delectable pairings as Chinese Spicy Cumin Kebabs wrapped in Uighur nan or Lentils with Garlic, Onion, and Tomato spooned onto chapatti.

Oven-baked, grilled, fried, skillet-baked, steamed, or even baked beneath the desert sand, flatbreads are a fascinating, satisfying, and simple form that brings wholesome grains into our diet. They can be made from every grain imaginable: wheat, rye, corn, oats, millet, sorghum, teff, rice, buckwheat. They can be unleavened or leavened. They can be made so thin that they become transparent, or they can be two inches thick and sliceable.

But Flatbreads and Flavors is not only a book about the original life-sustaining food served around the world since time began, it is also a book about people and places, with vivid images and shared experiences captured in brief prose essays and in Alford and Duguid's own acclaimed photographs. Redolent with the tastes and aromas of the world's hearths, it maps a course through cultures old and intriguing. With clear and patient recipes and special sections defining techniques, ingredients, and equipment, Flatbreads and Flavors makes accessible to the novice and experienced baker alike the simple and satisfying bread baker's art.

Flatbreads and Flavors has 8 maps and 16 pages of full-color photographs of breads and their accompaniments. It is a Main Selection of HomeStyle Books a division of Book-of-the-Month Club.