Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking
by Nick Malgieri
After 30 years of teaching and 9 cookbooks, Nick Malgieri is finally writing the book he's meant to write--a collection of over 30 essential techniques, and recipes derived thereof--outlining the easiest ways to learn the essentials of baking.
The 20 chapters cover all the main techniques of fine baking, starting with simple pastry dough and moving through puff pastry and Danish pastry, to all sorts of breads, quick breads, cakes, and cookies.
The 125 recipes will take all the intimidation out of baking and promise delicious savory and sweet results. Each chapter starts with an Essential Technique and master recipe, accompanied by concise step-by-step photography. Nick then includes Essential Tips before providing delicious recipes--with variations--based upon each Essential Technique. So not only do you learn to make a Chocolate Meringue Tart, but Nick provides a few easy substitutions for a Lemon Meringue Tart as well. When further technique is required, it's provided, with more step-by-step photography, guaranteeing the simplest instruction. From Smoked Salmon and Avocado Tart to New York Cheesecake, from Brioche Breakfast Loaf to Orange and Almond Scones, from Devil's Food Bombe to Truffle Brownies, and don't forget the Peanut Butter Cookies and Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Wafers--every taste bud is covered.
With gorgeous photography of baked goods sprinkled throughout, and a short introduction on ingredients and equipment, Bake! is the only resource you'll need to become an accomplished baker.
About the Author
Nick Malgieri, former Executive Pastry Chef at Windows on the World and 1996 inductee into Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, is currently director of the baking program at the Institute of Culinary Education. The author of nine other cookbooks, including the James Beard winner How to Bake and the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook award-winner Chocolate, Nick's recipes have been published widely, including in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Gourmet, and Bon Appetit. He is a contributing editor of Dessert Professional and writes a monthly column for Tribune Media Services. Nick has appeared on national morning shows and local television throughout the United States, as well Food Network and Martha Stewart.