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Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook Review:
Like many cooks, baking scares me. Baking is science. Baking means everything from the amount of the ingredients to timing has to be very precise. Even techniques have to be exact and just so. Still, who doesn’t like to eat warm from the oven baked goods?
As a cook and cookbook collector, I took to ‘Clinton St. Baking Company’ with enthusiasm because the book goes out of its way to offer simple easy to follow recipes. Even the techniques required are easy to follow. For example, I’ve been making homemade pancakes for years, but the recipe in the book offered a unique way to incorporate egg whites into the batter and the end result were the best pancakes I’ve ever made!
How many recipes have you seen for buttermilk biscuits? Thousands? But the recipe in ‘Clinton Street Baking Company’ is exceptional and produces a high, light, buttery and flaky biscuit, one of the best I’ve ever made. And the recipe is quick and easy to follow.
Written by DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg, the cookbook is filled with high color, expertly shot photographs of selected recipes. And although the book offers many recipes for baked goods, it includes egg, soup and sandwich recipes. The recipe for Split-pea Soup is very good; I like split pea soup and this one is right up there with the best.
The dessert section contains some really excellent recipes like classic white birthday cake; then there’s black and white cake and flourless chocolate cake.
Some of the recipes appear to be over simplistic, but then these are recipes for the experienced cook and the beginner, all written to be relatively quick, fun and enjoyable.
‘Clinton Street Baking Company’ deserves to be included in your collection and deserves a spot in your kitchen book rack, at least until you’ve tried half a dozen of the recipes.
A Cookbook review by Larry Garascia
Buy It: Clinton St Baking Company Cookbook can be found at Hachette Book Group
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