In Flavor Flours, reigning dessert queen Alice Medrich gives us a new lens through which to view both modern and classic recipes. From rugelach and Buckwheat Sablés to Boston Creme Pie and sheet cake, Medrich reinvents using non-wheat flours like brown and white rice, buckwheat, corn and oat. Some of the featured flours are traditional but forgotten to the modern American palate, while others, (e.g. teff), are quickly coming into popularity in the States. The recipes here will help you make all sorts of occasions more delicious.
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Published: Artisan - October 28th, 2014
Dorie Greenspan is a baking legend; she’s won multiple James Beard awards and collaborated with Julia Child, but what makes her cookbooks truly worth owning is that she writes recipes you can trust to produce consistently delicious treats. In Baking Chez Moi (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $40) Greenspan draws on her years of living in France to gain access to the elusive and often overlooked world of French home baking. These are not recipes for the famed macarons or croissants of Parisian boulangeries, but the lesser-known, everyday treats such as the French version of chocolate chip cookies and rustic seasonal galettes. The dishes are sumptuously photographed and the recipes thoughtfully written, with notes about difficult or time-intensive steps and plenty of “Bon Ideas” on how to vary the recipes and make them your own. This is a wonderful cookbook, equally perfect for new bakers looking for an entré to French pastry and seasoned foodies ready to discover a whole new side of the French kitchen.
Any fan of the show Parks & Recreation would have a hard time walking by anything that said “Treat Yourself” and NOT pick it up. I'm so glad I did just that. Treat Yourself is a compendium of recipes of all of your favorite convenience store treats as a kid- from Moonpies to Twinkies to Nutty Buddies and beyond. The Lemon Coolers I tried came off without a hitch and immediately conjured childhood memories of my grandmother. The Hostess cupcakes were a challenge, but such a delicious one! It is one of the best chocolate cake recipes I've come across and the yummy marshmallow mixture for the innards was simply nirvana. Any baker would truly enjoy the novelty of this unique book!