Kim Laidlaw is a cookbook editor, food writer, and baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has worked in the cookbook world for over nine years and was the first blogger on KQEDs popular Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005. Kim previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives with her husband in San Francisco, CA.
This delicious new baking book from Williams-Sonoma has over 100 decadent, down-home, comfort food recipes, highlighting Americas most revered bakeries and bloggers with recipes from each. Stunning photography and a gorgeous design bring it all to life. In addition to the crave-worthy recipes, author Kim Laidlaw shares tips on becoming a better baker, offers insight on choosing the best kitchen tools, and reveals all you need to know about ingredientsultimately showing how fun and easy baking can be.
Discover just how fun it is to transform the simplest ingredientsflour, sugar, eggs, butterinto irresistible baked goods. With over 100 recipes, starring family favorites and mouthwatering creations from seasoned bakers and popular bloggers, this enticing book will become your go-to source for luscious treats. You'll find recipes for gooey smores, brownies, and cherry "toaster tarts" that will take you back to childhood; modern twists on classic comforts such as flaky rhubarb turnovers and heirloom tomato and goat cheese tart; and classic favorites like maple pumpkin pie and chocolate crinkle cookies. So turn on your oven, pull out your mixing bowl, and spread the joy of baking!
Features more than 100 recipes, including caramel whoopie pies, sour cherry toaster tarts, deep dark chocolate cupcakes stuffed with marshmallow cream and glazed with ganache, gooey smores brownies, brown butter pound cake with fresh fig compote, flaky rhubarb turnovers, creme brulee with caramelized blood oranges, maple pumpkin pie, brown-sugar banana bread, and chocolate crinkle cookies.
Baked (Brooklyn, NY)
Floriole Cafe & Bakery (Chicago, IL)
Flour Bakery + Cafe (Boston, MA)
Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery (Santa Monica, CA)
Pearl Bakery (Portland, OR)
Salty Tart Bakery (Minneapolis, MN)
Sugar Mamas Bakeshop (Austin, TX)
Tartine Bakery (San Francisco, CA)
Cannelle Et Vanille
La Tartine Gourmande
Table of Contents:
Ten Tips for Becoming a Better Baker (and Enjoying It)
Top Baking Tools I Cannot Live Without
All About Ingredients
Amazing Baking Facts You Might Not Know
Cookies & Bars
Cakes & Cupcakes
Pies & Tarts
Custards & Souffles
Tips & Tricks
Bite-size Bacon and Cheese Scones
Lemon-Blueberry Drizzle Bread
Whoopie Pies with Salted Dulce de Leche
Savory Goat Cheese Souffles