Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere

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A “culinary guru” and author of the award-winning Around My French Table and Baking: From My Home to Yours returns with an exciting collection of simple desserts from French home cooks and chefs

With her groundbreaking bestseller Around My French Table, Dorie Greenspan changed the way we view French food. Now, in Baking Chez Moi, she explores the fascinating world of French desserts, bringing together a charmingly uncomplicated mix of contemporary recipes, ...

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Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere

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Overview

A “culinary guru” and author of the award-winning Around My French Table and Baking: From My Home to Yours returns with an exciting collection of simple desserts from French home cooks and chefs

With her groundbreaking bestseller Around My French Table, Dorie Greenspan changed the way we view French food. Now, in Baking Chez Moi, she explores the fascinating world of French desserts, bringing together a charmingly uncomplicated mix of contemporary recipes, including original creations based on traditional and regional specialties, and drawing on seasonal ingredients, market visits, and her travels throughout the country.

Like the surprisingly easy chocolate loaf cake speckled with cubes of dark chocolate that have been melted, salted, and frozen, which she adapted from a French chef’s recipe, or the boozy, slow-roasted pineapple, a five-ingredient cinch that she got from her hairdresser, these recipes show the French knack for elegant simplicity. In fact, many are so radically easy that they defy our preconceptions: crackle-topped cream puffs, which are all the rage in Paris; custardy apple squares from Normandy; and an unbaked confection of corn flakes, dried cherries, almonds, and coconut that nearly every French woman knows.

Whether it’s classic lemon-glazed madeleines, a silky caramel tart, or “Les Whoopie Pies,” Dorie puts her own creative spin on each dish, guiding us with the friendly, reassuring directions that have won her legions of ardent fans.

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In 2010, Dorie Greenspan charmed us with her Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours. Now this two-time James Beard Award winner returns with our heart's desire: a full book of recipes for taste-tempting traditional French desserts. The doubly good news is that creating these delicacies requires neither a chef's degree nor expensive equipment. With expert care, this famed cookbook author has subtly reshaped regional French pastry favorites, paring them down for home cooks. And the clarity and helpfulness of the step-by-step instructions will surprise no one who knows that her late cooking partner Julia Child once told her "You write recipes just the way I do." A classic.

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Library Journal
Starred 08/01/2014
Acclaimed author Greenspan (Around My French Table)—who lives part time in Paris and has collaborated with such famous chefs as Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and Julia Child—has learned that some recipes are best left to the pros. While several of Greenspan's 11 cookbooks feature intricate, show-stopping desserts, her latest focuses on homey baked goods and pared-down versions of traditional French pastries. Home cooks won't need beeswax and expensive copper molds to make Greenspan's canelés nor will they be chided for using store-bought puff pastry to make palmiers or pithiviers. All types of desserts—crunchy, creamy, cakey, frozen, fruity, and fried—are included, as are simple accompaniments such as homemade crème fraiche, chocolate sauce, and candied fruit. VERDICTCombining everyday desserts with doable versions of extremely popular treats (think macarons, éclairs, and crackle-top cream puffs), Greenspan's new collection is an instant classic.
Library Journal
★ 08/01/2014
Acclaimed author Greenspan (Around My French Table)—who lives part time in Paris and has collaborated with such famous chefs as Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and Julia Child—has learned that some recipes are best left to the pros. While several of Greenspan's 11 cookbooks feature intricate, show-stopping desserts, her latest focuses on homey baked goods and pared-down versions of traditional French pastries. Home cooks won't need beeswax and expensive copper molds to make Greenspan's canelés nor will they be chided for using store-bought puff pastry to make palmiers or pithiviers. All types of desserts—crunchy, creamy, cakey, frozen, fruity, and fried—are included, as are simple accompaniments such as homemade crème fraiche, chocolate sauce, and candied fruit. VERDICT Combining everyday desserts with doable versions of extremely popular treats (think macarons, éclairs, and crackle-top cream puffs), Greenspan's new collection is an instant classic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547724249
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/2014
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 53,141

Meet the Author

Dorie Greenspan

Inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, DORIE GREENSPAN was tapped by Julia Child to write the New York Times bestseller Baking with Julia. She is the author of Baking: From My Home to Yours, a James Beard Award winner, and Around My French Table, a New York Times bestseller that was named Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Her blog, www.doriegreenspan.com, was singled out as one of the top fifty food blogs in the world by The Times of London. She also coauthored Desserts by Pierre Hermé, which won an IACP Award. She lives in Westbrook, Connecticut; New York City; and Paris.
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