Chapter 1. the Baking Profession. Chapter 2. Basic Professional Skills: Bakeshop Math and Sanitation. Chapter 3. Baking and Pastry Equipment. Chapter 4. Ingredients. Chapter 5. Basic Baking Principles. Chapter 6. Understanding Yeast Doughs. Chapter 7. Understanding Artisan Breads. Chapter 8. Lean Yeast Doughs. Chapter 9. Rich Yeast Doughs. Chapter 10. Quick Breads. Chapter 11. Doughnuts, Fritters, Pancakes, and Waffles. Chapter 12. Basic Syrups, Creams, and Sauces. Chapter 13. Pies. Chapter 14. Pastry Basics. Chapter 15. Tarts and Special Pastries. Chapter 16. Cake Mixing and Baking. Chapter 17. Assembling and Decorating Cakes. Chapter 18. Specialty Cakes, Gateaux, and Torten. Chapter 19. Cookies. Chapter 20. Custards, Puddings, Mousses, and Souffles. Chapter 21. Frozen Desserts. Chapter 23. Dessert Presentation. Chapter 24. Chocolate. Chapter 25. Marzipan, Nougatine, and Pastillage. Chapter 26. Sugar Techniques. Chapter 27. Baking for Special Diets. Appendix : Sample Prices.
Wiley's two latest baking titles, both written by professional chefs, deserve spots on the reference shelves of bakers everywhere. Professional Baking is a textbook designed to "provide students with a theoretical and practical foundation in baking" and is valuable for both professional and amateur bakers alike. It covers measurements and bake shop math, sanitation, equipment, ingredients, history, large-quantity baking, and mixing and assembling techniques. Since bakers primarily use formulas (lists and quantities of ingredients) rather than recipes, all of the material in this book is presented in the form of procedures and formulas. Procedures are outlined first; formulas that follow refer to the discussion of the procedure rather than step-by-step instructions. A glossary and index are included. The Pastry Chef's Companion includes 4800 pastry and baking definitions, including their origins and history, along with pronunciation guides for most of the terms. Ten appendixes are included; of particular interest are "Important Temperatures Every Baker Should Know," "Weight and Volume Equivalents for Common Ingredients," and "What Went Wrong and Why." This is recommended for all larger libraries; Professional Baking is recommended for academic libraries and collections that serve culinary students.--Pauline Baughman, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.