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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, 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.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, DORIE GREENSPAN is the author of Dorie's Cookies, a 2017 James Beard Award-winner for Best Baking and Dessert book; Around My French Table, a New York Times bestseller that wasnamed Cookbook of the Year by the IACP; Baking Chez Moi, also a Times bestseller; and Baking: From My Home to Yours, a James Beard Award winner. She lives in New York City, Westbrook, Connecticut, and Paris.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We loved Dories previous two books? Great recipes, mostly easy to do and produce excellent results. We also like the layout and quality of the books. So much so we gave them as gifts to family and friends. We pre-ordered this book and it seems similar in terms of quality of recipes. However, we were disappointed in the production quality of the book itself. The quality of the paper and printing seems inferior to the previous ones. Also there are a lot fewer pictures. We find the pictures important in helping to see how the final product should turn out. Overall we were disappointed in this latest book. Sorry Dorie!
I love everything Dorie Greenspan. She walks you through her recipes and you learn while creating. Have all of her books and look forward to the next one.
Just as her previous book “Baking: From my home to yours”, this one is also thoughtfully written, recipes are easy to follow and has nice and detailed instructions. Most of the recipes are not overly complicated and are manageable for a home cook. I have only made Canelles so far (they turned very good, even though I had to adjust the baking time & temperature a bit due to the size of my molds), but I have a lot of recipes marked on my list to try. My only complaint is that there aren't very many photos. But overall, its a beautiful and very useful book, so thank you, Dorie!