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Page after page of clear instruction, the hallmark of all Gisslen culinary books, will help you master the basics - such as pate brisee and puff pastry -and confidently hone techniques for making spectacular desserts using spun sugar and other decorative work. More than 500 color photographs illustrate ingredients and procedures as well as dozens of stunning breads and finished desserts.
Chapter 1. Basic Principles.
Chapter 2. Baking and Pastry Equipment.
Chapter 3. Ingredients.
Chapter 4. Understanding Yeast Doughs.
Chapter 5. Understanding Artisan Breads.
Chapter 6. Lean Yeast Doughs.
Chapter 7. Rich Yeast Doughs.
Chapter 8. Quick Breads.
Chapter 9. Doughnuts, Fritters, Pancakes, and Waffles.
Chapter 10. Basic Syrups, Creams, and Sauces.
Chapter 11. Pies.
Chapter 12. Pastry Basics.
Chapter 13. Tarts and Special Pastries.
Chapter 14. Cake Mixing and Baking.
Chapter 15. Assembling and Decorating Cakes.
Chapter 16. Specialty Cakes, Gâteaux, and Torten.
Chapter 17. Cookies.
Chapter 18. Custards, Puddings, Mousses, and Soufflés.
Chapter 19. Frozen Desserts.
Chapter 20. Fruit Desserts.
Chapter 21. Dessert Presentation.
Chapter 22. Chocolate.
Chapter 23. Decorative Work: Marzipan, Nougatine, and Pastillage.
Chapter 24. Decorative Work: Sugar Techniques.
Practice Test Answer Key.
Chapter Check-in Answer Key.