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"You really don't want to go through another holiday season without Cookies to Die For " --Shirley O. Corriher, author of CookWise and BakeWise "Pass the milk--I can't wait to dig in." --Michael Symon, Food Network Iron Chef and owner, Lola and Lolita restaurants "Bev brings an unabashed passion for cookies to life in Cookies to Die For where her colorful anecdotes and reflections on baking paint a picture of a life with cookies." --Ken Rubin, culinary anthropologist, consultant, and writer What is more classic and comforting than a plate of freshly baked cookies? Now from the blockbuster author of Brownies to Die For comes this definitive guide to mastering all the techniques, ingredients, flavors, and fundamentals of unforgettable cookies for every occasion. Celebrated chef Bev Shaffer takes cookie creation to a completely new level, offering nearly two hundred richly photographed recipes in her signature humorous and uncomplicated style. From the simple pleasures of Chunks of White Chocolate Cookies and Lime Bars to more adventuresome tasters such as Marscapone Sandwich Cookies and Cream-Cheese-Frosted Carrot Cake Cookies, the tips and tricks offered in each recipe will have master pastry chefs and novice bakers alike pulling picture-perfect rolled, cut, shaped, pressed, drop, filled, refrigerator, and bar cookies out of the oven year-round. Biscotti, wafers, kilfli, rugelach, shortbreads, and florentines are included in this expansive celebration of the downright bliss of butter, sugar, chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, fruit, and spice in all their wonderful combinations. Grab a glass of milk and get ready to enjoy the old favorites and new classics in this true tribute to the art of the crumbly, crunchy, ooey-gooey cookie.
A follow-up to the successful 'The ScandiKitchen' (published September 2015), this new book from Bronte Aurell features over 60 recipes for cakes, bakes and treats from all over Scandinavia. From indulgent cream confections to homely and comforting fruit cakes and traditional breads, sweet buns and pastries. FIKA is a Swedish word meaning to meet up for a cup of coffee or tea over something delicious. It is also the word for the delicious treats themselves. Swedes traditionally stop twice a day for fika: taking a much-needed break from the daily grind. People fika with family, colleagues, friends, children and even go on fika dates. HYGGE (pronounced hue-guh) is a word that originated in Norway but is now mainly used in Denmark. It means 'a sublime state of cosiness you feel when you are with loved ones and nothing else matters'. Hygge can be enhanced by the addition of a log fire, a good film, a cup of something warm and a sweet treat...hence the ideal combination of the two terms. Chapters are divided into Biscuits and Cookies, Tray and No bakes, Everyday Fika, Little Fancy Cakes, Celebration Cakes and Bread and Batters. This beautifully illustrated, authentic guide is a celebration of Scandinavian baking in all its glory. It is evocative of cosy days shared with friends, slowing down and taking the time to enjoy simple, homemade, wholesome pleasures - encouraging a lifestyle to aspire to. With features on special Scandi winter celebrations, their baking traditions and how to bring fika and hygge into your life.
On the corner of Bleecker and Eleventh Streets in the heart of Greenwich Village sits the Magnolia Bakery. This unassuming shop, where the smells of home-style baking weaken even the strongest will, has attracted a clientele that ranges from kids on their way home from school to celebrity glitterati. Cupcakes swirled with pastel frosting crowd the counter, and cakestands display Lemon Vanilla Bundt Cake, Apple Walnut Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing, and Coconut Layer Cake, swathed in fluffy white frosting and covered in drifts of coconut. As Time Out New York says: "The secret to Magnolia's success is simple: Nobody knows how to bake like this anymore."
Magnolia's owners Jennifer Appel and Allysa Torey know how, and in The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook they share their most mouth-watering recipes, from sweet breakfast treats like Dried-Cherry Crumb Buns to classic Iced Molasses Cookies, from decadently rich Caramel Pecan Brownies and Raspberry Marzipan Cheesecake to refreshing Lemon Icebox Pie. Their easy-to-follow recipes and invaluable baking hints mean that even the inexperienced baker will be able to frost the perfect layer cake, turn out the flakiest pie crust, and whip up the creamiest cheesecake. Illustrated with eight pages of glorious color photographs, The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook will inspire you to turn on the oven and create sweet memories for your family and friends.
Well known for her artistic cake designs, Bets of Magnolia Kitchen is a force to be reckoned with. From humble beginnings, she now runs a sweet cafe, wholesale distribution business, and online shop delivering her retail products worldwide, while maintaining a strong following on Instagram. As well as her amazingly creative custom cakes, Bets is celebrated for her macarons, doughnuts, brioche, gourmet s'mores, and many more mouth-watering treats. In her first cookbook she shares her journey and her widely sought-after recipes so that you can enjoy the deliciousness at home. With step-by-step instructions for cake decorating and making macarons, and a full range of allergy-friendly recipes, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in baking and eating. Includes dual measures.
Whether you are a full-time vegan or you choose to cut out animal products whenever possible, there's no need to miss out on your favourite cakes. Baking without eggs, butter and milk is not only possible, but also easy and just as delicious as what you are used to baking. There are now so many alternative ingredients available from supermarkets and healthfood stores and with Dunja Gulin's recipes, you'll have all the inspiration you need to start baking. Simple Cakes and Muffins to try include Muffins with Summer Berries; Fancy Cakes like the stunning Chocolate Layer Cake are sure to impress; for a mid-morning snack, try Slices & Bars like Bean Brownies and Fruity Oat Bars; choose from Cookies and Biscuits such as Hazelnut Bites and Coffee-Toffee Cookies; vegan Pies, Tarts & Strudels can be just as good as real pastry, so try a Pear Strudel; bake vegan Herb Focaccia and you will never buy regular Bread again; and finally, Special Baked Treats like Jam Parcels and Baked Plum Dumplings make mouthwatering desserts.
After divulging the intriguing histories behind 50 iconic desserts, master pastry chef Pierre Herme shares his tried-and-tested recipes for the great classics of French pastry and other definitive desserts from around the world-and then he reveals how to reinvent them. Rose-scented almond paste and a compote of raspberries and lychees fill Herme's croissants; his Saint Honore cake combines green tea, chestnuts, and passion fruit; and caramelized mango adorns his foie gras creme brulee.The luscious photographs and 100 recipes featured in Pierre Herme Pastries flaunt Herme's mastery of technique and the talent for combining textures and flavors that have earned him the reputation as one of the world's most skilled and inventive pastry chefs.Praise for Pierre Herme Pastries:"There are cookbooks, and there are coffee table books. Pierre Herme Pastries (Stewart, Tabori & Chang; $50) is more the latter than the former, though that shouldn't detract from its value to those who are captivated, maybe even obsessed, by beautiful desserts." -Washington Post"The photographs are stunning. The recipes are the stuff of custard-rich dreams." -Publishers Weekly"This is a cookbook that a passionate pastry lover will want, not only to replicate Herme's own recipes but to be inspired by, as well. And for anyone who loves a good story to go along with the food, you'll appreciate reading about the history behind each recipe." -Epicurious.com"Read it cover to cover, and you'll have a very good idea of how French pastry got to where it is today . . . Intense cookbook porn ahead: don't say you weren't warned." -Eater.com"Simply put: Pastries is the most gorgeous book of 2012."-Eater.com
A research-based, practical guide helps educators understand, evaluate, and facilitate the change process Implementing Change continues to examine on-the-ground change processes and practical strategies while adding new features, new material and the most current research. Based primarily on the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM), this user-friendly text focuses on introducing constructs that can be used by those engaged in creating, implementing, and sustaining change processes as well as those who are evaluating and studying change. Rather than maintaining a bird's eye view of change processes, each chapter introduces a research-based, research-verified construct about change that captures the complexity of implementing change and the diversity of reactions to it. With a stress on pedagogical aids, each chapter incorporates practical examples, sample research, case studies, reflection questions, and examples of common roadblocks to change.
Rebecca Firth has had big changes throughout her life, including a move to China, but one thing that's remained is her sweet tooth. Her blog, DisplacedHousewife, features mouthwatering treats with recipes followed by thousands. And the recipes in this collection are sure to satisfy any sweet craving because these are not your run-of-the-mill cookies. Firth incorporates decadence into each batch with unexpected ingredients like the caffeine kick in her Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies topped with silky espresso cream. Curl up with some Eggnog Snickerdoodles featuring the flavors of the holiday season. Kick up your sweet snack with Holy Sh*t S'more Cookies, which perfectly sandwich fluffy marshmallow between chewy, triple chocolate cookies. These unique recipes are the ideal treat for holiday parties and cookie swaps. Firth's cookies are sometimes simple, sometimes healthy but always delicious. Firth has been featured in SAVEUR, Huffington Post and feedfeed. She has 49,000 followers on Instagram and is a finalist for SAVEUR's Best Baking and Sweets Blog Award. This book will have 75 recipes and 75 photos.
In Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats, Jenna and Ashley reveal the tried and true recipes, flavours, and show-stopping designs that put them on the map. Inside you will find recipes for over 100 of the most vibrant and decadent cookie sandwiches, cupcakes, party squares, cakes, macarons, cream puffs, and more. Known for the long list of rotating flavour options they offer each day at the shop, Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats features all of their fan favourites, including Cotton Candy Cupcakes, Lemon Meringue Party Squares, Salted Caramel Macarons, Peanut Butter and Jam Cookie Sandwiches, Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake, and many more.
In Everyday Bakes to Showstopper Cakes, celebrity baker Mich Turner brings together a collection of recipes to take you all the way from the delicious everyday through to the spectacular. This cook book is perfect for those looking to sharpen up their baking skills and creat cakes and bakes that truly wow, filled with mouthwatering flavours Starting out with simple cakes, biscuits and cupcakes, once you have mastered this first level, Mich provides you with a few extra steps to turn these into fabulous creations. If you're looking for more of a challenge or to elevate a favourite, these bakes are easily adapted to create a true showstopper cake. The book is divided into sections with recipes on: Cupcakes - Start small with delicate but delicious bakes from carrot cupcakes with citrus drizzle to gin and tonic party cakes or marble ring cakes with double chocolate drip. Loaf cakes, traybakes and meringues - from raspberry and pistachio meringue roulade to a warming ginger loaf cake, these bakes are great for bakers of any ability. Layer cakes - Concoct a true show stopper with delicious and enticing layers, with recipes including red velvet cake with a white chocolate mirror glaze, strawberry shortcake floral stacks and chocolate fondant cake with fresh roses. Celebration cakes - Create piece de resistance for holidays, events and special occasions, from Halloween mini-rolls to Venetian easter eggs or a pirate pinata birthday cake. Covering a full range of bakery goods as well as perfect flavours, whether you are a novice baker or already know your rum baba from your roulade, you can be easily guided through these delicious bakes and simple but spectacular decoration techniques that make the most of wonderful flavours and perfect crumb.
FROM THE AUTHOR OF OUR KOREAN KITCHEN, WINNER OF THE OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY'S 'BEST NEW COOKBOOK AWARD' 2016, AND FORTNUM & MASON'S 'COOKERY BOOK' AWARD 2016 'I learnt so much from this book. Jordan Bourke is a truly intelligent and inspiring cook' Diana Henry 'Another stunner!' Sue Quinn In this beautiful full-colour cookbook, award-winning author Jordan Bourke shows you how simple it is to make nourishing breads; savoury tarts and bakes; and indulgent yet wholesome sweet treats. Reclaiming 'healthy' for what it really means - nutritious, balanced food made from natural ingredients - these are recipes to bring joy and flavour back into your baking and beyond. Alongside sumptuous 'regular' bakes - such as the perfect Sourdough bread, Caramelised Onion, Sweet Potato and Rye Tart, and Italian Strawberry and Chocolate Chunk Cake - Jordan also gives ancient grains and pickles a western update, revealing how easy it is to make abundant salads, bubbling ferments, seasonal preserves and more. Healthy Baking provides over 100 nourishing and mouth-watering ways to revive and reinvent cooking at home. Using alternatives to refined sugar and featuring lots of options to make recipes gluten- and dairy-free, you'll quickly discover how ferments and grains can invigorate your cooking - from cultivating the perfect sourdough starter to creating delicious salads and decadent cakes.
America's heartland, its Midwestern states, can lay claim not only to hot dish casseroles and amber fields of grain, but also to a hearty dessert tradition brought over with a rich immigrant heritage. German, Scandinavian, Polish, French, and Italian families baked their way to the American Midwest, instilling in it pies, breads, cookies and pastries that manage to feel distinctly American. Author Shauna Sever began her culinary career in sunny Los Angeles before leaving her flip-flops behind, and resettling her family in her home state of Illinois. As she stretched her wings in her new Midwestern kitchen, she developed what she calls the 5 tenets of Midwest baking: Bake Big, Bake Easy, Bake with Purpose, Bake from the Past, Bake in the Present. Artisan profiles and interviews round out 100 recipes: Rhubarb Swedish Flop, Streuselkuchen, Secret-Ingredient Cherry Slab Pie, Apple Dapple Cake, Scotch-a-Roos and more, custom-designed to make any kitchen feel like a Midwestern home.
"A guide to making the classic patisserie specialties."
Perfect Patisserie is designed to help ambitious home cooks take the next steps in fancy baking. It provides clear instruction on how to make the components of patisseries, shows how to assemble them, and gives over 100 inspired ways to perfect the gorgeous delights found in Parisian shops.
The book has over 100 ways to perfect patisserie, with fully illustrated tips and advice, and a delicious array of traditional and unique recipes organized into the five classic categories:
1. Macarons (sometimes called French macaroons) are the "supermodels" of the cake world and have become wildly popular in recent years. This section covers the anatomy of a macaron, macaron shells, types of meringue (French, Italian, Swiss), storing and serving, plus recipes that include Creme Brulee Macaron, Jasmine Tea Macaron, and Chocolate Orange Macaron.
2. Choux is the basis of dozens of patisserie creations. This section covers techniques for choux pastry (Pate Choux) and piping skills, with recipes that include Blackcurrant and Liquorice Religieuse, The Perfect Chocolate Eclair, Apple Crumble and Custard Caramel Eclairs.
3. Tarts includes techniques for sweet shortcrust pastry (Pate Sucree) and recipes that include Tarte au Citron; Mango, Milk Chocolate and Salt Caramel Tart; and Strawberry, Pink Peppercorn, and White Chocolate Tart.
4. Gateaux/Entremet are the exquisite assembled pastries that we first think of as patisserie. There are lessons for Genoise Sponge, Mousse, and how to layer and build cakes in frames. Recipes include Green Tea, Lemon and White Chocolate Mousse Delice; Volcano Cake; and Raspberry and Pistachio Mousse Cake.
5. Petits Fours and Other Small Cakes is for such little bites as Madeleines (honey and lavender), Canele, Tuiles and French Butter Cookies.
Two final sections focus on fillings and icings, and decorating and presentation. The techniques explained include tempering chocolate and working with caramel. There is also information on how to make cake boards, stands and boxes.
Turn your kitchen into a winter wonderland with Gingerbread Wonderland. With recipes ranging from simple gingerbread men and women to more detailed scenes such as houses and a carousel, Mima Sinclair's new cookbook is suitable for the whole family. It's packed with fun gingerbread biscuits, sticky gingerbread cakes, plus handy tips on how to avoid mistakes, making templates, cutting perfect lines and more. As well as the traditional Christmas favourites such as a Hansel & Gretel House, there are contemporary creations such as Mini CoffeeCup Houses, Glass Pressed Cookies and a 3D Christmas Tree. Make perfect treats to slip into lunch boxes, serve up to friends at tea, give as gifts or show off as your holiday centrepiece.
15 exciting, contemporary gingerbread projects! Traditional gingerbread goodies are given the modern treatment in this delectable book featuring 15 projects to make, eat or display. Sandra Monger is full of terrific ideas for gingerbread projects, from the traditional Christmas house, decorative gingerbread tiles and wreaths to a Norwegian kransekake delicately crafted from rings of gingerbread. The piece de resistance is Sandra's gingerbread-embellished wedding cake, which will no doubt prove a show-stopper for any budding baker. If you're looking for some quick bakes Sandra's got you covered as it's also packed with fun gingerbread biscuits such as sharing squares, snowflake cookies and cookie favours. Make perfect treats to slip into lunch boxes, serve up to friends at tea, give as gifts or show off as your holiday centrepiece. There are recipes for traditional, coloured and vegan gingerbread. All the projects included in the book are accompanied by full-size templates.
How did white bread, once an icon of American progress, become
"white trash"? In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders,
and social reformers, Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows us that what we
think about the humble, puffy loaf says a lot about who we are and
what we want our society to look like.
"From the Hardcover edition."
Fire up your oven with recipes from what Paula Deen calls one of the "must-eat-at-places" in SavannahNationally recognized and locally adored for its decadent homespun desserts and delicious rustic breads, Back in the Day Bakery is a Savannah landmark. As Paula Deen says in her foreword, Cheryl and Griff Day "bake decadent treats, but they also bake wonderful memories that stay with you forever."To celebrate the bakery's tenth anniversary, this duo has written a book filled with customers' favorite recipes. It's packed with Cheryl and Griff's baking know-how plus recipes for their famous Buttermilk Biscones, Old-Fashioned Cupcakes, Chocolate Bread, Cinnamon Sticky Buns, S'more Pie, Almond Crunchies, Drunk Blondies, Pinkies Chocolate Lunch-Box Treats, Rustic Cheddar Pecan Rounds, and much more. Irresistible full-color photographs of food and behind-the-scenes bakery shots will give readers a glimpse into the sweet daily life at the bakeshop. Celebrating family traditions, scratch baking, and quality ingredients, "The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook" is like a down-home bake sale in a book.
"A thorough guide to making a menagerie of charming fondant creatures."
Fondant-decorated cakes are an important part of today's celebrations and now more than ever, bakers are choosing to make specialty cakes at home.
"100 Fondant Animal Cake Toppers" is a practical guide to making charming fondant toppers for any occasion. Straightforward instruction and hundreds of step-by-step photographs make it easy for both expert and beginner bakers.
The introduction explains all of the essential techniques and describes the materials used, along with recipes for all of the cakes, fillings, frostings and fondants used in the book.
The 50 projects are presented with these features for easy reference: Boxes show materials used, tools needed and colors used. Concise text explains step by step how to make the topper by shaping and assembling the parts. Each animal is presented in an "exploded" view showing the individual components and how they fit together. Helpful features include tips for extra decoration, close-up photographs to show detail work and a photograph of the final creation.
"100 Fondant Animal Cake Toppers" features whimsical decorations for every kind of celebration, including a panda bear munching on bamboo, cuddly teddy bears, a mouse with a piece of cheese, a fluffy lamb, a freckled turtle and colorful clownfish.
"100 Fondant Animal Cake Toppers" is an essential, easy-to-use guide to creating delightful decorations that will never fail to impress.
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