Every day 1,500 Bostonians can't resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a degree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang's repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network's Throwdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker....
|Title||:||Flour: A Baker's Collection of Spectacular Recipes|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||322 pages|
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Flour: A Baker's Collection of Spectacular Recipes Reviews
I've yet to go to Flour in person, but I've had their sticky buns and chocolate chip cookies a day old and they're still great.
The homemade versions of her chocolate chip cookies are spectacular, and they are my favorite chocolate chip cookies ever. Her milk chocolate hazelnut cookies are equally scrumptious (though a bit more work, what with having to skin and then toast the nuts). The sticky buns were definitely time-intensive (I did them over 2 days), but so delicious- so long as you have th ...more
Currently obsessed with the Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie recipe.
My all-time favorite price cookbook, Joanne Chang does not only provide recipes she provides a full education on baking and the science behind it. And the cherry on top? Her recipes are the greatest you'll ever taste!
Well, if I can't make it to this bakery in person, I guess having this clafoutis recipe available for me to make for my own brunch in Almaty is the next best thing.
I really like her descriptions about the recipes. The apple cake recipe was honest about how the batter would look and other tips that I find really helpful. I also love the cup measurements and the weight in grams too. It is super helpful to have both in a place where I purchase things by the kilo and in metric measurements. I even ...more
This is a beautiful cookbook. All of the recipes were appealing. I made the delicious oatmeal-maple scones, the new-old fashioned coffeecake (didn't come out great), and the chocolate chunk cookies, which came out thin and crispy, even though I chilled the dough. I plan to try the Homemade Fig Newtons next.
I judge a book on baking not only for the recipes but also for sheer practicality. In other words, are there recipes that can be made with ingredients that I have in the house, that aren't too impossible to find if I need to do some shopping, are a bit of a challenge and are worth making again. In these regards, this book is really a winner. I've made the croissants, the pains aux raisins, the brioche, the hazelnut cookies but the real winner in the book is the tiramisu which everyone loves. Rea ...more
I am a huge fan of Flour, a cafe not far from my office, and these recipes look delicious. This copy is from the library (and the page for Sticky Buns is a bit sticky) but I plan to buy my own copy soon. It does not include my favorite item, a lamb sandwich with chutney, so perhaps Joanne Chang is saving that for the sequel...
Great cookbook. Good photographs and what I loved most were the explanations of how to measure flour or test your oven. Now I know why my cookies have failed and a recipe turned out one time and not another. Measuring flour by cups can vary the amount by up to 30 grams! Ms. Chang understands baking and loves it, as you'll see in her writing. The recipes are tempting and sound delicious, though I don't think most of them are something I would make for my family. I'm not a fancy baker or foodie. I ...more