Baking: From My Home to Yours

Baking: From My Home to Yours

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By (author) Dorie Greenspan, By (photographer) Alan Richardson

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Format: Hardback | 514 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 305mm x 38mm | 2,064g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0618443363
  • ISBN 13: 9780618443369
  • Sales rank: 30,162

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Dorie Greenspan has written recipes for the most eminent chefs in the world: Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and arguably the greatest of them all, Julia Child, who once told Dorie, ?You write recipes just the way I do.” Her recipe writing has won widespread praise for its literate curiosity and ?patient but exuberant style.” (One hard-boiled critic called it ?a joy forever.”) In Baking: From My Home to Yours, her masterwork, Dorie applies the lessons from three decades of experience to her first and real love: home baking. The 300 recipes will seduce a new generation of bakers, whether their favorite kitchen tools are a bowl and a whisk or a stand mixer and a baker’s torch. Even the most homey of the recipes are very special. Dorie’s favorite raisin swirl bread. Big spicy muffins from her stint as a baker in a famous New York City restaurant. French chocolate brownies (a Parisian pastry chef begged for the recipe). A dramatic black and white cake for a ?wow” occasion. Pierre Hermé’s extraordinary lemon tart. The generous helpings of background information, abundant stories, and hundreds of professional hints set Baking apart as a one-of-a-kind cookbook. And as if all of this weren’t more than enough, Dorie has appended a fascinating minibook, A Dessertmaker’s Glossary, with more than 100 entries, from why using one’s fingers is often best, to how to buy the finest butter, to how the bundt pan got its name.

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