Sarabeth Levine has won a James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef, but customers standing in line at her uptown Manhattan bake shop have eyes only for her scones, muffins, cookies, and croissants. Those of us not lucky enough to reside within easy commuting distance to Sarabeth's Bakery can now replicate and sample her puddings, pies, and other signature goodies with the aid of this pastry recipe book and baking cooking guide. Levine's step-by-step instructions and Quentin Bacon's photographs will enable home bakers to drown their baking fears as they savor their first taste of her banana cream pie.
Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yoursby Sarabeth Levine, Rick Rodgers, Quentin Bacon (Photographer), Mimi Sheraton (Foreword by)
Mastering the art of baking, presented step-by-step through recipes from the legendary New York City baker. In the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant Highline District is a destination that is beloved by discriminating dessert lovers—Sarabeth’s Bakery. Sarabeth Levine offers an irresistible array of scones, muffins, croissants, cookies, and other
Mastering the art of baking, presented step-by-step through recipes from the legendary New York City baker. In the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant Highline District is a destination that is beloved by discriminating dessert lovers—Sarabeth’s Bakery. Sarabeth Levine offers an irresistible array of scones, muffins, croissants, cookies, and other classic desserts. This important addition to the baking book canon has been anxiously awaited by the extraordinary baker’s countless fans. It features more than one hundred inspiring recipes for her signature baked goods, ranging from unique English muffins and luscious banana cream pie with vanilla bean pastry to creamy chocolate pudding. Recipes for the perfect accompaniment to her buttery pastries—her legendary spreadable fruits—are also included. Step-by-step instructional photographs teach the baking techniques that make Sarabeth stand apart. Tips on such topics as making a decorative piecrust edge are also discussed in this user-friendly primer. The exquisite photography shows the home baker creative ways for sharing these wonders with friends and family.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Baker’s Pantry
Chapter One: Morning Pastries
Pains au Chocolat
Pains de Matin
Pains aux Raisins
Cheese and Raisin Danish
Chapter Two: Muffins and More
Banana Streusel Muffins
Blueberry Crumb Muffins
Variation: Raspberry Crumb Muffins
Double Corn Muffins
Chapter Three: Beautiful Breads
Apple Cinnamon Loaf
Variation: Raisin Challah
Cinnamon Raisin Loaf
Sarabeth’s House Bread
Pain de Mie
Chapter Four: Everyday Cakes
Mrs. Stein’s Chocolate Cake
Margaret’s Espresso Cake
Orange Chocolate Chiffon Cake
Chocolate Soufflé Cake
Cheesecake with Orange Marmalade Sauce
Sir Francis Crumb Cakes
Black Beauty Cupcakes
Chapter Five: Party Cakes and Company
Chocolate Orange Cake
Pâte à Choux
Chocolate Truffle Cake
Raspberries and Cream Charlotte
Coconut and Mango Cake
Mille-Feuille with Summer Berries
Éclairs with White Chocolate Cream
Chapter Six: Pies and Tarts
Tender Pie Dough
Sweet Tart Dough
Almond Pastry Dough
Rustic Apple Streusel Pie
Apple Bretonne Tartlets
Banana Cream Pie
Individual Deep-dish Peach Crumb Pies
Variation: Blueberry Crumb Pies
Lemon Cream Tart with Strawberries
Lemon Meringue Tartlets
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
Pecan and Bourbon Tart
Chapter Seven: Plain and Fancy Cookies
Chocolate Marmalade Cookies
Chapter Eight: Spoon Desserts
Orange Blossom Crème Caramel
Triple-Chocolate Chocolate Pudding
Creamy Rice Pudding
Raspberry Bread Pudding
Chocolate Orange Tiramisù
Chapter Nine: Frozen Desserts
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Variation: Blueberry Bombe
Strawberry Ice Cream
Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream
Espresso Ice Cream
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Butter Pecan Profiteroles
Maple Ice Cream
Frutti di Bosco Sorbet
Piña Colada Sorbet
Chapter Ten: Spreadable Fruits
Chunky Apple Preserves
Billy’s Blueberry Jam
Variation: Raspberry Jam
Lemony Pear-Pineapple Preserves
Chapter Eleven: Frostings, Fillings, and Sweet Sauces
Variation: Lemon-Rose Buttercream
Variation: Hazelnut Buttercream
Variation: Mango Buttercream
Plumped Vanilla Beans
Variation: Vanilla Dust
From her modest beginnings selling fruit spreads, jams, and preserves in specialty shops and opening a bakery café "on what was then a distinctly inelegant Amsterdam Avenue on Manhattan's Upper West Side," the James Beard Award-winning pastry chef's star, like her dough, continues to rise. These days, Levine focuses on growing her brand and expanding into a number of other New York neighborhoods and Key West, Fla. Now, in her first cookbook, she gives a historical overview of Sarabeth's and offers scrumptious descriptions of the baked treats she and her staff regularly make. Chapters cover morning pastries, muffins, breads, pies, cakes, and cookies in great detail. Though recipes calling for homemade puff pastry or croissant dough may prove too complicated for the average home cook, they provide a challenge to the ambitious. Sections on spoon desserts like Crème Brûlée, chocolate and bread puddings, ice creams and sorbets, and spreadable fruits (the item that helped Levine launch Sarabeth's three decades ago) add to the appeal of this handsome volume. Photos.
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"Year's Best Cookbooks Round-up: 'For more serious bakers, the first cookbook by Sarabeth Levine, Sarabeth’s Bakery (Rizzoli, $39.95), offers careful explanations and detailed photographs invaluable for puff pastry and a host of other fundamentals.' " ~New York Times, Dining Section
"Sarabeth Levine is finally letting us in on her baking secrets. The more than 100 recipes from the famed Sarabeth's Bakery vary from the everyday (but still awesome) Chocolate Chubbie Cookie, to the more complex homemade Babka. The recipes seem to be gently handed over to the reader, as if Sarabeth is giving them just to you. And with tons of lovely photography, you could spend hours poring over this hefty volume, as I did. In addition to the fabulous baked goods, the book has Sarabeth's recipes for her world-famous marmalades and jams. So if you don't want to give away the book, you could make, and give as gifts, the apricot-orange marmalade that helped launch Sarabeth's career. This gorgeous book might be the ultimate gift for all the bakers on your list, including you." ~Philadelphia Inquirer
"We recommend making some room on your shelf for this must-have tome." ~Ladies' Home Journal
"...stunner of a book" ~Barnes & Nobles Book Club Blog
"In this decadent tome Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours (Rizzoli New York) she shares her award winning recipes that will appease your palate each and every time... Certain to inspire both experienced home cooks and those just starting out in the kitchen, each recipe is designed to ensure the dessert preparation process is as enjoyable as the finished result... a must for dessert enthusiasts!" ~Le Petite Blog
“This baking book is one of the best, most user-friendly, complete books on the market…. Sarabeth’s Bakery is truly complete, encompassing just about everything in anyone’s baking repertoire.” ~ San Francisco Book Review
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Meet the Author
Sarabeth Levine has earned the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Her line of jams is sold in thousands of stores in the U.S. and abroad, including Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma. She has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Bon Appétit, and has made many television appearances.
Rick Rodgers is the author of over thirty cookbooks, including the IACP-nominated Kaffeehaus.
Quentin Bacon’s photographs have appeared in many cookbooks, including Margaret Braun’s Cakewalk, as well as leading culinary magazines.
Mimi Sheraton writes for the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, among other publications. Her books include The German Cookbook and a memoir, Eating My Words: An Appetite for Life.
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I love this book! I'm not a baker and so far the three things that I've made from this book have been amazing and easy to follow! I would highly recommend this book for yourself or a friend!
Check out this excellent primer for baking. I promise it will make you a better baker!
Great cookbook. It has very detailed descriptions which makes it easy to follow. The recipes are wonderful and delicious! I have made the chubbies at least five times already, we love them! I cannot wait to try to make the jams when it is berry time!
I love this cookbook! I am giving it to my sister for Christmas.
This is one of the best cookbooks I have every read!!! Great photos as well as great "whys" you do things the way you do.