BAKING WITH DORIE
Sweet, Salty & Simple
by Dorie Greenspan
Say “Dorie Greenspan” and think baking. The renowned author of thirteen cookbooks and winner of five James Beard and two IACP awards offers a collection that celebrates the sweet, the savory, and the simple. Every recipe is signature Dorie: easy—beginners can ace every technique in this book—and accessible, made with everyday ingredients. Are there surprises? Of course! You’ll find ingenious twists like Berry Biscuits. Footlong cheese sticks made with cream puff dough. Apple pie with browned butter spiced like warm mulled cider. A s’mores ice cream cake with velvety chocolate sauce, salty peanuts, and toasted marshmallows. It’s a book of simple yet sophisticated baking. The chapters are classic: Breakfast Stuff • Cakes • Cookies • Pies, Tarts, Cobblers and Crisps • Two Perfect Little Pastries • Salty Side Up. The recipes are unexpected. And there are “Sweethearts” throughout, mini collections of Dorie’s all-time favorites. Don’t miss the meringue Little Marvels or the Double-Decker Caramel Cake. Like all of Dorie’s recipes, they lend themselves to being remade, refashioned, and riffed on.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love baked goods. I love the way they look, the way they smell, and the way they taste of course! So, when I heard about BAKING WITH DORIE, I knew I had to check it out. I’m so happy I did!
After a brief Introduction and a few pages of, Just So You Know, an informative, weights, measurements, dos and don’ts, author Dorie Greenspan puts together a beautiful recipe book of amazing delights.
With the chapters included, Breakfast, Cake, Cookies, Two Perfect Little Pastries, Pies, Tarts, Cobblers and Crisps, and Salty Side Up, there’s a baked good for every taste. Recipes include, but are not limited to, English Muffins, Potato Flake Biscuits, Cheddar Scallion Scones, Double-Decker Salted Caramel Cake, Mocha-Walnut Torte, Marbled Cheesecake, World Peace Cookies 2.0, Tea-and-Honey Madeleines, Olive-Oil Brownies, Cream Puffs, Meringues, Apple Pandowdy, Cottage Berry Cobbler, Lick-the-Pot Chocolate Pudding Pie, Candied Almond Tart, Clam Chowder Pie, Spinach-Mozzarella Pie with Parm Crumble, and Smoked Salmon Roll-Up, plus Crusts, Sauces, and Ice Creams. You should see the ones I didn’t mention!Filled with great recipes, ones I would have never come up with, beautiful color photos, and an easy to follow format, BAKING WITH DORIE is a welcomed addition to anyone’s cookbook collection!