Flour: A Baker's Collection of Spectacular Recipes

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Chronicle Books, Mar 25, 2011 - Cooking - 320 pages
Every day 1,500 Bostonians can't resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a degree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang's repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network's Throwdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker.
 

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Our son's girlfriend, Ashley, gave me this book for Christmas and I just have to tell you how terrific it is !! It is so much fun to read - yes, a fun-to-read cookbook!! Joanne Chang has a fantastic way of describing the recipes and while she writes in a fun, whimsical way, her recipes are very detailed, which makes it possible for a true novice (me) to create beautiful and delicious breads and pastries. Because of this amazingly fun book, I have baked the very best banana bread I have ever made and my Brioche was so beautiful and delicious I almost cried with delight. I hope you enjoy it just as much as I do and, Thanks, Ashley !!!!!!!!  

Contents

Techniques
12
Equipment
20
Ingredients
26
Joannes Top 12 Baking Tips
30
BREAKFAST TREATS
40
COOKIES
102
CAKES
158
PIES + TARTS
202
OTHER SWEETS
242
BREADS
286
Acknowledgments
308
Index
310
Table of Equivalents
320
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About the author (2011)

Joanne Chang is the chef-owner of Flour Bakery in Boston. She has a degree in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard University and was a pastry chef at Payard Patisserie and Mistral. She lives in Boston.

Christie Matheson is the author or co-author of several books, including Salty Sweets. She lives in Boston and San Francisco.

Keller + Keller are Boston-based food and lifestyle photographers.

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