The Village Baker's Wife

The Village Baker's Wife

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by Joseph Ortiz
     
 
Since 1978, Gayle's Bakery and Rosticceria in the Santa Cruz-area town of Capitola, California, has grown from a humble 800-square-foot shop to one of the largest, most successful fine-quality bakeries in the country. The Village Baker's Wife compiles the all-butter, real-sugar, whole-cream, fine-chocolate desserts and pastries that made Gayle's

Overview

Since 1978, Gayle's Bakery and Rosticceria in the Santa Cruz-area town of Capitola, California, has grown from a humble 800-square-foot shop to one of the largest, most successful fine-quality bakeries in the country. The Village Baker's Wife compiles the all-butter, real-sugar, whole-cream, fine-chocolate desserts and pastries that made Gayle's legendary.

With more than 150 recipes, 130 instructional illustrations, and 25 essays on baking techniques, this is the only cookbook you need to make show-stopping desserts and pastries, such as:
-Lemon Lust Bars
-Princess Cake
-Ham and Cheese Croissants
-Apple Bear Claw Danish Braid
-Chocolate Truffle Cake
-Hazelnut Twist Cookies
-Garlic Cheese Pretzels

Brimming with anecdotes and insightful baking tips from Gayle and Joe Ortiz (author of The Village Baker) this personal collection will inspire and delight any avid or occasional home baker—the sweeter the tooth, the better.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307809445
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
12/24/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
16,251
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

GAYLE ORTIZ has been passionate about baking since she was a very young child. In 1978, Gayle and her husband, Joe, opened Gayle's Bakery. The bakery, which was founded on hard work and Gayle's modest savings from selling her homemade croissants and cakes, is now one of the largest, most beloved fine-quality bakeries in the country. Predominantly self-taught, Gayle also studied in private and professional pastry kitchens throughout France and Italy. She and Joe live near Santa Cruz, California.  

JOE ORTIZ is the author of The Village Baker, the definitive book on artisanal breads that was nominated for a Julia Child Cookbook Award in 1993, and the creator of two posters picturing American-and European-style breads. He was featured in a segment of Julia Child's Baking with Julia public television series, and his recipes appeared in her companion book.

LOUISA BEERS won her first baking award when she was thirteen and has spent most of the last twenty years working in professional kitchens. A member of Gayle’s staff for more than twenty-five years, Louisa’s managerial and creative contributions to the bakery is surpassed by her cake-making and decorating talents. She is currently the managing partner at Gayle's and lives with her family in Rio del Mar, California.

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