Short & Sweet: The Best of Home Baking

Short & Sweet: The Best of Home Baking

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by Dan Lepard
     
 

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This comprehensive compendium of baking (more than 280 recipes!) is from Dan Lepard, known for his much-loved food column in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper. Featuring new techniques and traditions, Short & Sweet showcases Dan's impressive culinary expertise with such delectable treats as Bourbon Pecan Brownies, Swedish Almond Cake, and Sugar-CrustedSee more details below

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This comprehensive compendium of baking (more than 280 recipes!) is from Dan Lepard, known for his much-loved food column in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper. Featuring new techniques and traditions, Short & Sweet showcases Dan's impressive culinary expertise with such delectable treats as Bourbon Pecan Brownies, Swedish Almond Cake, and Sugar-Crusted Pear Turnovers. From easy breads and gluten-free essentials to classic desserts and light bites, this friendly guide through the ins and outs of baking will earn a trusted place in the kitchen of novice and expert bakers.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - William Grimes
[Lepard] hits a rich vein when he gets going on the sweet recipes. Some of the most appealing ones have a British accent, like lemon curd cookies, sticky prune and orange pudding and an apple-walnut cake that incorporates custard in the dough.
Publishers Weekly
Dan Lepard’s collection of 280-plus baking recipes is a thorough and fun guide designed to be a “blueprint for great baking at home.” Lepard is a baking columnist for the Guardian in the U.K. Chapters are broken down into categories including “Breads,” “Cakes,” “Cookies & Crackers,” as well as “Small Things” and a selection of muffins, brownies, and scones. The collection begins with “Tips & Techniques,” with the goal of making the book a place “where skills and recipes meet.” Sweet and savory fill the pages. The “Supper” section includes meal-worthy mozzarella, broccoli and Parma ham tarts; spinach and ricotta pastries; and chicken and leek pies. Puddings from the U.K. (including cherry dick and blackcurrent roly-poly, and tripe and suet mincemeat), Australia’s Jammy Lamingtons (cakes used for fundraising similar to Girl Scout cookies in the U.S.), Scotland’s pumpkin and cider farls (a pancakelike dish), and oliebollen (fruit donuts from Amsterdam) lend an international flair to the collection. A cheerful and well-thought-out design along with full-page color recipe photos balance out the instructional text, making this the type of book readers will want to bake from. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"Dan is by far the most talented and creative baker I know." --Yotam Ottolenghi, author of "Plenty" and "Jerusalem"

"The author...hits a rich vein when he gets going on the sweet recipes." - The New York Times Sunday Book Review

"Every home benefits from having a resident baker under its roof, and Short & Sweet is filled with just the sort of instruction and inspiration to keep both new and seasoned bakers engaged. Rye Hazelnut Brownies, Lentil Stuffed Flatbreads, Marmalade Oat Bars-Dan has sweet and savory covered beautifully!"--Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Every Day and 101 Cookbooks

Library Journal
In his popular Guardian newspaper column, food writer and photographer Lepard distills his considerable baking expertise into entertaining, manageable chunks. This all-purpose baking book—the Americanized version of Lepard's 2011 UK release—reads much like that column, offering sweet and savory recipes that are grounded in tradition yet uncommonly intriguing. Spelt and ginger cookies, quick to make, are pleasantly nutty and delicate, and caramel-infused butterscotch banana cake makes a hearty teatime treat. Artisan breads are well represented. VERDICT Frequent home bakers, especially those who enjoy exploring various flours, fats, and sweeteners, will love this. Serious amateurs and professionals should seek out the original, which has more precise metric measurements.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452126890
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
File size:
29 MB
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