No matter how it's prepared--in a Chocolate Lava Cake or a bite-sized Orange Liqueur Praline --nothing says decadence like chocolate. For anyone who can't get enough of this most delicious of all ingredients--and that's EVERYONE, of course--this cookbook is absolute heaven With more than eighty recipes for chocolate truffles and ganache, candies and cookies, sheets and other treats, you can open up a whole new world of deliciousness.Create chocolate bars with mint, nougat, caramel, or rum raisin and hazelnut. Put a chocolate pencil inside a kid's lunch bag as a surprise. Celebrate with a Champagne or Dark Rum Truffle; it's the perfect sweet for any special occasion. Make the holidays merry and bright with a Christmas log. Delight guests with something unusual and awe-inspiring like a Palet d'or, a creamy disc covered in shiny gold leaf. To round out the dessert menu, there are also ice creams and popsicles, clairs, souffl s, tarts, brownies, biscuits, macaroon hearts (for Valentine's Day), and much more. And to help anyone, even beginners, handle all the necessary techniques, master baker Elie Tarrab gives easy-to-follow instructions on melting and tempering, crystallization, dipping and enrobing, molding, and creating a hollow figurine. With stunning pictures to teach and tempt you, you'll soon be in chocolate ecstasy
Discover all the scrumptious flavors of ebelskivers, the puffy Danish pancakes that have become a Williams-Sonoma favorite. This cookbook offers more than 40 recipes that take ebelskivers from morning to midnight, with breakfast flavors such as Spiced Apple and Maple-Nut; savory bites like Fig & Prosciutto and Herbed Goat Cheese; and sweet desserts such as Molten Chocolate ebelskivers. Also included are how-to photos and steps for perfecting your technique. Hardcover, 112 pages. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
"Women sharpen women. I'm convinced that you can learn a lot about a woman based on what she feeds herself and the people she loves; a woman's recipes--especially her prized recipes--are a revelation of who the woman is: what she thinks, how she behaves, what she values, and how she lives her life."
This is a collection of 70 such pie recipes, gathered from the women in author Patty Pinner's life--family, friends, women who are part of her own personal history. What distinguishes this book is its utterly beguiling storytelling--each recipe is accompanied by a story told on the woman known for making the pie, from Sister Baby's Buttermilk Pie to Miss Hatfield and Her Jelly Pies. It also filled with the truths handed down by our mothers (or that we wish had been handed down by our mothers) like: "An unhappy husband will ask for toasted snow" and "You don't want a man who is jealous of nothing "or "everything." This is a cookbook that's about love, life, family, friendship, and community as much as it is about the recipes.
Every new book from Martha Stewart is cause for celebration, and with Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook, she returns to bring the pleasures of baking to readers at every level, from beginner to expert and beyond. A culinary compendium packed with more than 200 foolproof recipes for the best baked goods, Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook takes readers by the hand and guides them through the process of creating an irresistible variety of cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, breads, and much more.This essential addition to every cook's library is rich with tips, techniques, and the mouthwatering and stunning recipes for which Martha Stewart is so well known. Covering a delectable array of topics from simple to sophisticated, including biscuits, muffins, scones, cookies, layer cakes, specialty cakes, sweet and savory pies and tarts, and pastries and breads, she provides a dazzlingly delicious yet crystal-clear, vividly illustrated repertoire of recipes. There are cakes that are elegant enough for formal occasions, such as showers, weddings, and dinner parties, and basic favorites meant to be enjoyed every day and then passed down through the generations. Every chapter includes indispensable visual equipment glossaries and features vital make-ahead information and storage techniques. Organized for maximum clarity and practicality, the handbook also offers step-by-step how-to photographs that demystify even the most complex and nuanced techniques. These culinary building blocks will turn good bakers into great bakers, and make great bakers even better. Filled with time-honored classics, such as Marble Cake with White-Chocolate Glaze, Apple Pie, Challah, Baba au Rhum, and Croissants, as well as lots of new surprises, Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook will be reached for again and again, no matter the season or occasion. "Here, you will find the recipes and how-tos for the popovers you dream about, and for the simple crumb cake that you always want to whip up on Sunday morning, and for the double-chocolate brownie cookies that will make you a bigger hero with the after-school crowd, and for the citrus bars that you could only find in that little bakery that's no longer under the same management. . . . Baking offers comfort and joy and something tangible to taste and savor. We all hope that these recipes provide you with years of pleasure." --Martha Stewart
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.
What do you get when you mix Tater Tots, ground beef, and cream of mushroom soup? Tater Tot Hot Dish, of course Retired Minneapolis Star Tribune Taste section editor--the delightful auntie every discerning foodie wants to call their own--Ann Burckhardt brings back the comfy casseroles of the fifties and sixties with modern updates for busy families, swingin' singles, and twenty-first-century potluckers in Hot Dish Heaven. A veritable geography of the best-of-the-best hot dishes, this handy cookbook features seventy kitchen-tested recipes collected from casserole connoisseurs across the Midwest. Emphasizing the use of fresh, nutritious ingredients without losing sight of the importance of a good can of soup in the right bake-and-share meal, Burckhardt balances delicious down-home selections like Texas Hash, Football Stew, and Reuben Bake with such wholesome one-dish wonders as Whole Grain Pilaf and Tian of Rice and Zucchini. You too can dine like the stars with such dazzling feasts as Phoebe's Peach Noodle Kugle from the childhood kitchen of comedian Al Franken and the Cedric Adams Hot Dish, named after the late Broadcasting Hall of Famer once known as the "voice of the Upper Midwest." Burckhardt gives us the history of each dish, the classic variations, and ideas for cooking and sharing in today's busy world.