Sweet Miniatures: The Art of Making Bite-Size Desserts

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Chronicle Books, 2000 - Cooking - 384 pages
Award-winning author and acclaimed baking expert Flo Braker knows the best things come in small packages. Now this acclaimed author is back with a revised and expanded edition of her beloved Sweet Miniatures. Winner of the IACP Single-Subject Cookbook Award, Sweet Miniatures offers rich, all-new color photography, a whimsically appealing design, and step-by-step instructions for making all kinds of delectable desserts scaled down to an irresistible one-bite size. Miniature chewy Panforte di Siena, crispy Florentine Squares, and tangy Shreveshire Tarts will whisk family and friends away on an exciting mouthwatering journey. Little sweet somethingsCandied Almond Clusters, Golden Caramels, and Toffee Butter Crunchmake a thoughtful gift during the holidays. From cheerful Chocolate Hedgehogs to a set of Midas Cups for adding that golden touch to a festive soiree, Sweet Miniatures has all the right ingredients for creating the perfect bite-size morsel to suit any occasion.
 

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Contents

introduction
7
equipment for sweet miniatures
15
ingredients for miniatures
24
PART II
36
shortbread miniatures
47
chewy miniatures
91
crispy miniatures
111
spicy miniatures
137
miniature pastries
201
flaky miniatures
233
cake miniatures
281
PART V
317
making miniatures ahead 1100 dozen
339
index
357
table of equivalents
366
Copyright

chocolate miniatures
161

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About the author (2000)

Flo Braker is a nationally recognized baking expert and former president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She is a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle's food section and lives in the Bay Area.

Michael Lamotte is a San Francisco-based photographer whose photographs have appeared in Bon App tit, Esquire, Sunset, and other notable publications, as well as in prominent national advertising campaigns and three other cookbooks.

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