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Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery and Cafe

by Joanne Chang, Christie Matheson

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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'sThrowdown. 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.… (more)
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Fantastic both as instruction and entertainment. Chang (with help from Matheson) does a wonderful job explaining the whys and wherefores of the Flour recipes, and provides tips that are easily grasped and remembered by novice bakers. My one caveat is that I probably won't end up actually making some of the recipes, because of the amount of sugar, heavy cream, butter, etc. (I'm looking forward to Chang's forthcoming low-sugar cookbook.) Her personality and humor also shine through with numerous stories about her pastry career and her upbringing, and I finished the book feeling like I would love to sit down with Chang (at one of her bakeries, naturally) and chat over some coffee and pain au chocolat. ( )
  bostonian71 | Nov 10, 2014 |
Flour Spectacular recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery and Cafe Joanne Chang
This book sounded like something I wanted to try. The tips are the beginning are priceless and exactly what I needed to hear about as I am contemplating making my own pumpkin pies for the holidays this year.
Problem is I have to keep the crust low sodium and low fat but just hearing the tips of blind baking and tempering a mixture are so most helpful. Creaming and putting eggs in, never knew there was a chemical reaction taking place before you mix them together.
Lots of different topics to keep you busy in the kitchen for months.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | Nov 4, 2014 |
http://www.wilmlibrary.org/blogs/flour-spectacular-recipes-bostons-flour-bakery-...

Fantastic front matter on techniques, equipment, ingredients, and tips, including "why" as well as "what." The ginger molasses cookies are spectacular; the croissants are intimidating. ( )
  JennyArch | Apr 3, 2013 |
Dying to try the sticky buns that beat Bobby Flay on Throwdown! ( )
  wwrawson | Mar 31, 2013 |
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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'sThrowdown. 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.

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