Momofuku Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk Bar

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Overview

Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi

The highly anticipated complement to the New York Times bestselling Momofuku cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar reveals the recipes for the innovative, addictive cookies, pies, cakes, ice creams, and more from the wildly popular Milk Bar bakery.

Momofuku Milk Bar
shares the recipes for Christina Tosi’s fantastic desserts—the now-legendary riffs on childhood flavors and down-home classics (all essentially derived from ten mother recipes)—along with the compelling narrative of the unlikely beginnings of this quirky bakery’s success. It all started one day when Momofuku founder David Chang asked Christina to make a dessert for dinner that night. Just like that, the pastry program at Momofuku began.

Christina’s playful desserts, including the compost cookie, a chunky chocolate-chip cookie studded with crunchy salty pretzels and coffee grounds; the crack pie, a sugary-buttery confection as craveable as the name implies; the cereal milk ice cream, made from everyone’s favorite part of a nutritious breakfast—the milk at the bottom of a bowl of cereal; and the easy layer cakes that forgo fancy frosting in favor of unfinished edges that hint at the yumminess inside helped the restaurants earn praise from the New York Times and the Michelin Guide and led to the opening of Milk Bar, which now draws fans from around the country and the world.

With all the recipes for the bakery’s most beloved desserts—along with ones for savory baked goods that take a page from Chang’s Asian-flavored cuisine, such as Kimchi Croissants with Blue Cheese—and 100 color photographs, Momofuku Milk Bar makes baking irresistible off-beat treats at home both foolproof and fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307720498
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 13,420
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

CHRISTINA TOSI is the chef, owner, and founder of Milk Bar, sister bakery of the Momofuku restaurant group, with locations in New York City, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. She is the 2012 recipient of the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award, a finalist for the 2014 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Award, and a judge on Fox’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior.

Recipe

Corn Cookies
makes 13 to 15 cookies

225 g butter, at room temperature OR 16 tablespoons (2 sticks)
300 g sugar OR 1 ½ cups
1 egg
225 g flour OR 11/3 cups
45 g corn flour OR ¼ cup
65 g freeze-dried corn powder OR 2/3 cup
3 g baking powder OR ¾ teaspoon
1.5 g baking soda OR ¼ teaspoon
6 g kosher salt OR 1 ½ teaspoons

1. Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and cream together on medium-high for 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the egg, and beat for 7 to 8 minutes.

2. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour, corn flour, corn powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until the dough comes together, no longer than 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

3. Using a 2 3/4-ounce ice cream scoop (or a 1/3-cup measure), portion out the dough onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Pat the tops of the cookie dough domes flat. Wrap the sheet pan tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 1 week. Do not bake your cookies from room temperature—they will not bake properly.

4. Heat the oven to 350°F.

5. Arrange the chilled dough a minimum of 4 inches apart on parchment- or Silpat-lined sheet pans. Bake for 18 minutes. The cookies will puff, crackle, and spread. After 18 minutes, they should be faintly browned on the edges yet still bright yellow in the center; give them an extra minute if not.

6. Cool the cookies completely on the sheet pans before transferring to a plate or to an airtight container for storage. At room temp, the cookies will keep fresh for 5 days; in the freezer, they will keep for 1 month.

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Momofuku Milk Bar 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
VT802 More than 1 year ago
There is some great information in this book that can inspire a non baker or an experienced one. The photos are really cool and the pages are nice and glossy so you can get crap on it and just wipe it off. The detail and description are great; every recipe has ingredients in both grams/ounces and teaspoons/cups so you never have to convert. She even goes into great detail about every ingredient she uses and what companies make the best chocolate or cake flour-or whatever it may be- for her recipes. The anecdotes and little pointers and tips along the way make this not only a great cook book but also a great book to sit down and read and dream and then go spend tons of money at the grocery store. I suggest that. Definitely get this book and buy two copies because once you get into it you'll want to share the awesome with your friends.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I love this cookbook. Looking forward to making the desserts in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ooved every recipe in this book
Madsgal More than 1 year ago
This book is above my pay grade when it comes to baking. I consider this book a challenge. However, I truly recommend it. Out of this world good treats. I've made a few things, and if am so proud and happy with the results. 
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This is both a fantastic resource for new bakers and an inspiration for those more experienced in the kitchen.  Tosi encourages the reader to experiment in the kitchen and instructs in the secrets of making excellent pastries and other sweets.  The recipes in this book are unique and interesting to make, and are sure to be crowd pleasers at any gathering.  I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to start branching out beyond the standard brownie/cake/cookie staples in any good baker's repertoire.  
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