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The leading learning tool for all levels of baking and pastry ability, newly illustrated and updated Praised by top pastry chefs and bakers as "an indispensable guide" and "the ultimate baking and pastry reference," the latest edition of Baking and Pastry from The Culinary Institute of America improves upon the last with more than 300 new recipes, photographs, and illustrations, and completely revised and up-to-date information on creating spectacular breads and desserts. Covering the full range of the baking and pastry arts and widely used by professionals and readers who want to bake like professionals, this book offers detailed, accessible instructions on the techniques for everything from yeast breads, pastry doughs, quick breads, breakfast pastries, and savory items to cookies, pies, cakes, frozen desserts, custards, souffles, and chocolates. In addition, this revised edition features new information on sustainability and seasonality along with new material on plated desserts, special-occasion cakes, wedding cakes, decor techniques, savory and breakfast pastries, and volume production, making it the most comprehensive baking and pastry manual on the market. * Named "Best Book: Professional Kitchen" at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards * Established by its first two editions as a lifelong kitchen reference for professional pastry chefs * Includes more than 900 recipes and 645 color photographs and illustrations
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Preface xviii Part One The Professional Baker and Pastry Chef 1 Career Opportunities for Baking and Pastry Professionals 2 2 Ingredient Identification 12 3 Equipment Identification 38 4 Advanced Baking Principles 60 5 Food and Kitchen Safety 76 6 Baking Formulas and Bakers' Percentages 90 Part Two Yeast-Raised Breads and Rolls 7 Yeast-Raised Breads and Rolls 104 8 Advanced Yeast Breads and Rolls 152 Part Three Baking Building Blocks 9 Pastry Doughs and Batters 220 10 Quick Breads and Cakes 252 11 Cookies 328 12 Custards, Creams, Mousses, and Souffles 392 13 Icings, Glazes, and Sauces 462 14 Frozen Desserts 554 Part Four Assembling and Finishing 15 Pies, Tarts, and Fruit Desserts 616 16 Filled and Assembled Cakes and Tortes 668 17 Breakfast Pastries 730 18 Individual Pastries 762 19 Savory Baking 818 20 Plated Desserts 858 21 Chocolates and Confections 902 22 Decor 976 23 Wedding And Specialty Cakes 1030 Appendix A Elemental Recipes 1064 Appendix B Decor Templates 1082 Appendix C Conversions, Equivalents, And Calculations 1084 Appendix D Readings And Resources 1086 Glossary 1090 Subject Index 1096 Recipe Index 1105

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