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Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!
Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!
Hardcover      ISBN: 1623540208

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
Pastry Paris: In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert
Pastry Paris
In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1892145944
Pastry Paris is a collection of photographs of the world's most enticing pastries set against the background of one of the world's most iconic cities. The confections are taken out of their display cases and photographed "on location" at Paris' best-known sights and everyday streetscapes, illuminating the visual and cultural connections between the city, its architecture, its culture, and its wildly beautiful desserts. Each entry is captioned, and the back of the book serves as a guide to the p tisseries where each of the pastries is created, with addresses, phone numbers, and m tro stops. The quirky, often humorous pairings of desserts and their hometown is a vicarious trip to that delicious city, where art and beauty can be found in everything from doorknobs to petit fours, a city that takes its desserts as seriously as its music, sculpture, and painting.
Ebelskivers: Filled Pancakes and Other Mouthwatering Miniatures
Ebelskivers
Filled Pancakes and Other Mouthwatering Miniatures
Hardcover      ISBN: 1740899660

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.

Amy's Bread
Amy's Bread
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688124011

An instructive, yet sophisticated, guide on the process of bread-baking includes step-by-step technique photographs for beginners, as well as intriguing new recipes for professionals of the trade. Tour.

Sweety Pies: An Uncommon Collection of Womanish Observations, With Pies
Sweety Pies
An Uncommon Collection of Womanish Observations, With Pies
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561588482

"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.

Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook
Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307236722

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
Simply Baking
Simply Baking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0752587366
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.

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
Hot Dish Heaven: Classic Casseroles from Midwest Kitchens
Hot Dish Heaven
Classic Casseroles from Midwest Kitchens
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0873515684

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.