Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking Chez Moi” proves that there are no frontiers when it comes to goodness (excerpt & recipes)
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Excerpted from Baking Chez Moi, (c) 2014 by Dorie Greenspan. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Including recipes for Double-Chocolate Marble Cake, Edouard’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Green Tea Sablés.
A “culinary guru” and author of the award-winning Around My French Table and Baking: From My Home to Yours, Dorie Greenspan returns with an exciting collection of simple desserts from French home cooks and chefs.
With her groundbreaking bestseller Around My French Table, renowned cookbook author and baker Dorie Greenspan changed the way Americans view French food. Now, in Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere, she explores the captivating world of French desserts, bringing together a charmingly uncomplicated mix of contemporary recipes that emphasis the French knack for elegant simplicity.
A little over five years ago, Dorie set out to observe and write about some of the best French pastry chefs behind the world’s most accomplished desserts—those towering architectural confections that are as much art as food. She went in search of what she called her “Ph.D. in Pastry.” However, it didn’t take her long to recognize that she was continually drawn to the simplest sweets—those of daily life—the home-baked cakes, tarts, pastries, and cookies we all crave every day. Baking Chez Moi is the culmination of all of Dorie’s discoveries, an irresistible collection of radically simple desserts inspired by years of travel through France, incorporating the country’s traditions, specialties, and seasonal ingredients as well as the recipes shared by talented home bakers and pastry chefs.
To purchase Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere (October 2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Visit: Baking Chez Moi.
Subscribers, Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere by Dorie Greenspan, the author of Baking: From My Home to Yours, a James Beard Award winner, and Around My French Table, a New York Times bestseller that was named Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Free hardcover book giveaway to two subscribers ends December 24, 2014. A $23.40 U.S. value (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2014).
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