A Collection of Fine Baking

A Collection of Fine Baking

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by Young Mo Kim
     
 

A full-color cookbook containing more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations for a complete, step-by-step demonstration of each recipe. It includes more than 100 recipes - a fusion of the finest European and Asian pastries. This selection of cookies, pastries, breads, and much more is sure to capture the American audience with fresh and never before seen looks

Overview

A full-color cookbook containing more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations for a complete, step-by-step demonstration of each recipe. It includes more than 100 recipes - a fusion of the finest European and Asian pastries. This selection of cookies, pastries, breads, and much more is sure to capture the American audience with fresh and never before seen looks and tastes.

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Pastry & Baking North America
Fast becoming a must-have for dessert professionals around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976554301
Publisher:
Dream Character, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
910,168
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

What People are saying about this

Christopher Papagni Ph.D
Christopher Papagni, P.h.D.,School Director/Dean of Student Affairs
As a non-professional baker, I find the layout of this book so very easy to use. The step-by-step pictorial instructions are extremely helpful. Recipe after recipe, anyone can make any dessert in this wonderful cookbook. I am looking forward to getting my chocolate covered fingerprints all over this book!
Jennifer A. Wickes
A top notch baking book that fuses European pastries with Asian ingredients: Imagine the richness of French desserts mixed with ingredients like green tea and ginger? This is a cookbook like no other.

Young Mo Kim began his adventures in baking when he was 17 years old. His passion brought him to pastry arts school. Before he was 30 years old, he opened his first bakery in Seoul, Korea. Currently, he has four bakeries and one cafe. Not only does he teach baking at culinary schools as well as to home bakers, he is also a celebrity chef on television. He is currently the president of the Korean Bakers Association. This is his third baking book, and the first one in English.

Not only are there fantastic photos of the finished product for each recipe, but also photos of each stage of creation, totally over 1000 photos! I find this extremely helpful when trying a completely new recipe.

Young Mo Kim's experience at teaching home bakers is quite evident. He explains the method to each recipe so well, anyone can try these recipes.

Chapters included in this book are: Simple Delights (cookies, pound cake and more); A World of Bread (croissants, scones, bagels and more); Fantastic Desserts (tarts, souffles and more); Cakes for Special Occasions (genoises, sponges, cheesecakes and more); Valentine's Day (chocolate); Holiday Treats (yule logs, fruit cake and more); ingredients; and equipment.

One of my favorite recipes is: Pumpkin Cake. It is very different from what we usually see. The cake is a layer cake with the cake part made of a pumpkin genoise. Instead of a cream cheese frosting, the cake is filled with a pumpkin mousse. It is topped with chantilly cream. The entire outside of the cake is covered in genoise powder and then utilizing a jack o lantern stencil and cocoa powder, there is a jack o lantern on the top of the cake!

Another tidbit about this book is that there are Dream Character characters that offer tips and ideas throughout the book. It's like getting a tiny bit of anime on each page!

For the home baker that is wanting an easy-to-read book that offers new ideas to baking your repertoire. This is a wonderful book!

Meet the Author

Young Mo Kim, president of the Korean Bakers Association, has published two best-selling baking books in South Korea. His passion for baking caused him to travel to perfect his art at internationally known culinary schools. His first bakery opened in Seoul, Korea in 1982. Currently, there are four Kim Young Mo Bakeries and a European-style cafe called Salon de Kim Young Mo. He teaches at several colleges in Korea, as well as conducting his own classes for at-home bakers, and is the star of various television baking shows in South Korea. Mr. Kim was selected as one of the judges for the 2004 and 2005 World Pastry Team Championship, and is a current judge of the Seoul International Bakery fair.

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A Collection of Fine Baking 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A top notch baking book that fuses European pastries with Asian ingredients: Imagine the richness of French desserts mixed with ingredients like green tea and ginger? This is a cookbook like no other. Young Mo Kim began his adventures in baking when he was 17 years old. His passion brought him to pastry arts school. Before he was 30 years old, he opened his first bakery in Seoul, Korea. Currently, he has four bakeries and one cafe. Not only does he teach baking at culinary schools as well as to home bakers, he is also a celebrity chef on television. He is currently the president of the Korean Bakers Association. This is his third baking book, and the first one in English. Not only are there fantastic photos of the finished product for each recipe, but also photos of each stage of creation, totally over 1000 photos! I find this extremely helpful when trying a completely new recipe. Young Mo Kim's experience at teaching home bakers is quite evident. He explains the method to each recipe so well, anyone can try these recipes. Chapters included in this book are: Simple Delights (cookies, pound cake and more) A World of Bread (croissants, scones, bagels and more) Fantastic Desserts (tarts, souffles and more) Cakes for Special Occasions (genoises, sponges, cheesecakes and more) Valentine's Day (chocolate) Holiday Treats (yule logs, fruit cake and more) ingredients and equipment. One of my favorite recipes is: Pumpkin Cake. It is very different from what we usually see. The cake is a layer cake with the cake part made of a pumpkin genoise. Instead of a cream cheese frosting, the cake is filled with a pumpkin mousse. It is topped with chantilly cream. The entire outside of the cake is covered in genoise powder and then utilizing a jack o lantern stencil and cocoa powder, there is a jack o lantern on the top of the cake! Another tidbit about this book is that there are Dream Character characters that offer tips and ideas throughout the book. It's like getting a tiny bit of anime on each page! For the home baker that is wanting an easy-to-read book that offers new ideas to baking your repertoire. This is a wonderful book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I own many baking books but I've never been this much satisfied. I wanted to write a review to share how much fun I had with this book. There are cute characters shows up in every other page and they give helpful tips. I thought they were so adorable. I've been successful following the cake recipes and they are delicious! My favorite is the Christmas section of this book. Great ways to decorate the cake for the special day! Definitely a must have book for home bakers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just got my book and already 100% satisfied. Layout is very unique and I appreciate the easy instructions for beginners like me. I've tried cranberry scone and it is just delicious!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm enjoying this book very much. There are cute characters giving advices, many photographs for every recipes, and such a great selection of desserts! I can't wait to make everything in this book. They all seem so delicious!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has been the one of the most easiest baking book to follow! So many pictures in each recipes, and I just love the variety of this book. Breads, cakes, tarts, and many that I haven¡¯t seen before! I love baking and this is definitely the best baking book for home bakers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great collection of desserts! I really enjoy seeing step-by-step photographs for every recipes which made baking so easy. Many helpful baking tips and good illustrations to follow. I just have to say.. definitely the best baking book ever!