Making Dough

Making Dough : Recipes and Ratios for Perfect Pastries

4.19 (58 ratings by Goodreads)
4.19 (58 ratings by Goodreads)

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Perfect for chefs and home cooks alike, this baking cookbook proves you can 'dough' it with 122 easy recipes for a wide range of delicious pastries.

With clear instructions and helpful diagrams, chefs will learn how the ratio of just five ingredients-flour, butter, water, sugar, and eggs-can be tweaked to bake a patisserie's worth of delectable desserts and savory treats. Delectable recipes both savory and sweet for treats like Cheddar Bacon Biscuits, Root Vegetable Spiral Tarts, Cherry Cheesecake Danishes, and Salted Caramel Eclairs give plenty of tasty spins on the basic formulas. And with plenty of tips and tricks to up your baking game, it's a snap to riff on the recipes and invent your own incredible pastries.

Table of Contents
Biscuit Dough
Scone Dough
Pie Dough
Shortcrust Dough
Sweetcrust Dough
Pate a Choux Dough
Brioche Dough
Puff Pastry Dough
Rough Puff Pastry Dough
Croissant Dough
Danish Dough
Phyllo Dough
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 198 x 256 x 26mm | 925g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • charts and diagrams
  • 1594748187
  • 9781594748189
  • 616,016

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"Russell van Kraayenburg's Making Dough: Recipes and Ratios for Perfect Pastries would make a fine addition to any aspiring pastry chef's recipe collection....Much thought and testing has gone into educating the reader about what makes for a great pastry dough, including the pairing of various flours and ingredients; the ratio of those blends; the requisite tools; the right way to measure; and sundry methods of mixing and working dough."-Central Maine Today

"Russell van Kraayenburg, founder of the award-winning blog Chasing Delicious, has harnessed the formula for perfect pastry in Making Dough: Recipes and Ratios for Perfect Pastries."-Fort Bend Lifestyles and Homes

"Thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly', even the most novice of bakers will find the recipes comprising Making Dough to be easy to follow, especially after reading the opening chapter 'Getting Started' which includes What is Do?; Measuring; Ratios; Ingredients; Tools; Mixing Methods; Tips for Working with Dough; and Making it Your Own."-Midwest Book Review

"Making Dough arms you with the skills you need for a lifetime of baking and, therefore, happiness. Truly, a gift that keeps on giving." -Whisk Kid

"Making Dough does a great job of breaking down dough, with ratios and diagrams to explain why different doughs act the way they do and how to make them successfully. This book is a welcome guide to make dough just a little less frustrating." -Dessert First

"It's a cookbook that I think should be in any kitchen from beginners to bakers like me who have been at it for a while. I wish I had had a book like this when I first started playing with flour and butter." -Brokenteepee

"Russell's book is a true testament to the science of baking. I would deem it a baking textbook, one that every ambitious baker should have on their shelf. There is a lot to learn, and Russell makes it easy to do so." -Living The Sweet Life
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About Russell van Kraayenburg

Pastry baking requires a combination of creativity and science. Ready, Set, Dough! Is a guide to finding the right balance. Its friendly, visual approach organizes the pastries by dough--the ratio of ingredients that defines it, how to make it, and the range of recipes you can make with it. And after you've mastered the ratios, it's time for the creativity: the recipes will be accompanied by plenty of variations and tips for making your own versions. Author Russell van Kraayenburg will introduce the science of simple ratios, diagrams, and explanations so you understand how to build your dough. Once the mystery is gone, it's time for the creativity--so look for Apple Chipotle Hand Pies, Cinnamon Custard Eclairs, and much more!
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