Simple Art of Perfect Baking

Simple Art of Perfect Baking


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395950111
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 12/01/1998
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 10.97(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Flo Braker is a nationally recognized baking expert and former president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She is a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle's food section and lives in the Bay Area.

Dana Gallagher is a New York based photographer.

Table of Contents

Perfectly simple favorites11
The "secrets" of perfect baking12
Equipment for perfect baking17
A note about eggs26
About the organization of recipes26
Understanding cake making
Butter cakes30
Tips for perfect butter cakes37
Sponge (or foam) cakes86
Tips for perfect sponge cakes89
Genoise Cakes90
Sponge Cakes149
Tips for whipping egg-white foams successfully151
Angel Food Cakes195
Chiffon Cake207
Simply perfect essentials: fillings, frostings, glazes, toppings, and finishing touches
Splitting and frosting cakes perfectly236
Working with Chocolate283
Working with Sugar300
Understanding pastry making
Pastry making320
Tips for developing gluten properly324
Pies and galettes (unsweetened short pastry)325
Tips for making perfect unsweetened short pastry327
Tarts (sweetened short pastry)344
Tips for making perfect sweetened short pastry345
Puff pastry369
Tips for making perfect puff pastry371
Cream puff pastry395
Tips for making perfect cream puff pastry396
Baker's shopping sources403
Conversion table for weights404
Baker's Measure and Weight Equivalents405

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