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The simple art of perfect baking

Author: Flo Braker
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the secrets of perfect baking, discussing equipment, describing the techniques of cake and pastry making, and providing recipes for everyday and special occasion baking, including fillings and frostings.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Flo Braker
ISBN: 081184109X 9780811841092
OCLC Number: 53459081
Description: 416 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Perfectly simple favorites --
The "secrets" of perfect baking --
Equipment for perfect baking --
A note about eggs --
About the organization of recipes --
Understanding cake making --
Butter cakes --
Tips for perfect butter cakes --
Sponge (or foam) cakes --
Tips for perfect sponge cakes --
Genoise Cakes --
Sponge Cakes --
Tips for whipping egg-white foams successfully --
Angel Food Cakes --
Chiffon Cake --
Meringues --
Dacquoise --
Simply perfect essentials: fillings, frostings, glazes, toppings, and finishing touches --
Splitting and frosting cakes perfectly --
Working with Chocolate --
Working with Sugar --
Understanding pastry making --
Pastry making --
Tips for developing gluten properly --
Pies and galettes (unsweetened short pastry) --
Tips for making perfect unsweetened short pastry --
Tarts (sweetened short pastry) --
Tips for making perfect sweetened short pastry --
Puff pastry --
Tips for making perfect puff pastry --
Cream puff pastry --
Tips for making perfect cream puff pastry --
Appendix --
Baker's shopping sources --
Conversion table for weights --
Baker's Measure and Weight Equivalents --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Flo Braker ; photographs by Dana Gallagher.
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The award-winning author of Sweet Miniatures offers an organized, methodical approach to baking that features some two hundred tested dessert recipes--for cakes, tortes, tarts, pies, pastries, and  Read more...

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