Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe
By Joanne Chang with Christie Matheson
Chronicle Books, $35
Joanne Chang, owner of Flour, a trio of bakery-cafés in Boston, was born to bake. With her raging sweet tooth, passion for the simple beauty of iconic American desserts, a degree from Harvard, and years of rigorous training in top pastry kitchens, it’s no surprise that Chang’s first book is amazing. It contains invaluable chapters on baking techniques, equipment, and ingredients and, best of all, 150 of Chang’s near-perfect recipes. From Flour’s Famous Banana Bread, Sticky Sticky Buns, and Homemade Pop-Tarts to Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Blueberry-Lemon Pie, this is unfussy baking at its very best, and a must-have for novice and expert bakers alike.
|Homemade Oreo Cookies||Hazelnut-Almond Dacquoise||Homemade Pop-Tarts|