The Model Bakery Cookbook: 75 Favorite Recipes from the Beloved Napa Valley Bakery

The Model Bakery Cookbook: 75 Favorite Recipes from the Beloved Napa Valley Bakery


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Featuring Oprah's 2016 Favorite Things English Muffins! This definitive baking guide is the much-anticipated cookbook from the Model Bakery, a mother-daughter–run baking destination with a huge local following that's been wowing the Wine Country for years. And this book of sensational artisan baked goods makes clear why there are lines out the door! Featuring 75 recipes and 60 photos, it's as luscious to look at as their most-requested breads, classic desserts, and fresh pastries—all arrayed here—are to eat. Pain au Levain, Sticky Buns, Peach Streusel Pie, Ginger Molasses Cookies, and many more glorious recipes make this a mouthwatering read and a reference gem for lovers of bread and pastry, cakes and cookies, and, of course, the Model Bakery!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452113838
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 154,315
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rick Rodgers is the author of more than 35 cookbooks and is based in New York City.

Karen Mitchell opened the Model Bakery in 1984 and lives in Napa Valley, California. Sarah Mitchell Hansen expanded the bakery to the Oxbow Public Market in 2008 and lives in Napa Valley, California.

Frankie Frankeny is a photographer and film director based in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction 14

Ingredients 10

Equipment 14

Basic Techniques 29


The Model Bakery's English Muffins 35

Dinner Rolls 38

Ciabatta 40

Focaccia 42

Struan 43

Pain de Mie 46

Pain au Levain 49

Whole-Wheat Harvest Bread 52

Amber Ale Bread 54

Wild Yeast Graph Starter 56

The Model Bakery on Bread 6O

Yeasted Sweets

Croissants 64

Almond Croissants 68

Pains au Chocolat 69

Bear Claws 71

Classic Cheese Danish 72

Cheese and Berry Danish 73

Morning Buns 74

Sticky Buns 76

Cinnamon Rolls 79

Croissant Dough 80

Schnecken Dough 82

The Model Bakery on Yeasted Sweets 83

Breakfast Favorites

The Model Bakery's Granola 86

Buttermilk Biscuits 89

Cranberry Buttermilk Scones 90

Apricot-Pecan Scones 91

Cream Currant Scones 92

Blueberry Muffins 94

Banana-Walnut Muffins 96

Multigrain Muffins 97

Morning Glory Muffins 99

Irish Soda Bread 100

The Model Bakery on Breakfast Favorites 101


Espresso Bundt Cake 104

Lemon Pound Cake 106

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake 107

Classic Carrot Cake 108

Coconut Cake 110

Red Velvet Cake 113

Auntie Emma's Buttermilk Cake 116

Devil's Food Cake 117

White Cake 118

Sunny Lemon Cake 119

Berries and Cream Cake 120

Chocolate-Raspberry Cake 122

Chocolate Mousse Cake 124

Bûchede Noël 125

A Homemade Wedding Cake 128

Vanilla Buttercream 134

Cream Cheese Frosting 136

Old-Fashioned Boiled Icing 137

The Model Bakery on Cakes 136

Pies and Tarts

Apple Streusel Pie 142

Peach Streusel Pie 145

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie 146

Pecan Pie 147

Brandied Pumpkin 148

Chocolate and Caramel Tartlets with Fleur de Sel 150

Lemon Brûlée Tart 153

Fresh Fruit Tart 155

Gateau Basque 156

Plum Galette 158

Pastry Cream 161

Whipped Cream 161

Lemon Curd 162

Pie Dough 163

Tart Dough 164

The Model Bakery on Pies and Tarts 165


Lemon Squares 168

Brownies 171

Carmelita Bars 172

Chocolate Rads 173

Almond Macaroons 176

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies 178

Peanut Butter Cookies 179

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies 180

White Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies 182

Tender Sugar Cookies 183

Festive Sugar Cookies 184

Raspberry Linzer Cookies 189

Ginger Molasses Cookies 190

Gingerbread Cookies 191

Our Gingerbread House 192

Meringue Mushrooms 196

The Model Bakery on Cookies 197

Resources 199

Acknowledgments 200

Index 202

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