An inviting, down-to-earth, full-color baking book filled with 130 recipes for irresistible must-bake favorites, from cakes to cookies to brownies to muffins to breads, from the New York Times bestselling star of Food Network's hit series Ace of Cakes and owner of Charm City Cakes and Duff's Cake Mix.Read more...
An inviting, down-to-earth, full-color baking book filled with 130 recipes for irresistible must-bake favorites, from cakes to cookies to brownies to muffins to breads, from the New York Times bestselling star of Food Network's hit series Ace of Cakes and owner of Charm City Cakes and Duff's Cake Mix.
Duff Goldman may dazzle fans with his breathtaking cake decorating, but behind the rigged-up gravity-defying cakes and fancy fondant is a true pastry chef who understands the fundamentals of making incredibly delicious baked goods at home.
In Duff Bakes, he truly gives home bakers the down-to-earth essentials they need for creating mouthwatering favorites. Inside you'll find the perfect muffin recipe to eat straight while waiting for your morning bus, an easy pizza dough recipe for a quick weeknight dinner, and cookie recipes for every occasion. Filled with Duff's engaging earthiness and hilarious personality, Duff Bakes includes chapters on different types of pastry dough, a variety of cookies, brownies, muffins, bread, biscuits, pies, cakes and cake decorating, gluten-free and vegan desserts, and much more.
Duff provides 130 recipes for a diverse range of goodies, including nutter butter cookies, white chocolate blondies, apple streusel muffins, cereal bars, bacon jalapeno biscuits, banana bourbon cream pie, zucchini lemon cake, and savory bread pudding. Here are a few classics as well, like a re-make of the childhood favorite, Twinkies. Duff Bakes will help both novices and seasoned bakers master the best, most delicious home baked goods, build on their baking successes, hone their skills, and understand the science behind the fundamentals of baking.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-07
- Reviewer: Staff
Goldmans follow-up to his successful Ace of Cakes cookbook is just as appealing as its predecessor. Goldman, a TV personality and owner of Baltimores Charm City Cakes, and Gonzalez, the head baker at Goldmans Charm City Cakes West in L.A., team up to offer readers a litany of tips and practical recipes for all things flour based (as well as an entire chapter that focuses exclusively on vegan and/or gluten-free fare). The duo offer a nice mix of classics such as pecan pie, focaccia, carrot cake, and an apple pear galette, as well as inventive riffs such as Elvis Cookiesa savory-sweet blend of chocolate chips, bacon, bananas, and pretzel crumbsand chorizo and manchego scones. The reliable sources for ingredients and guidance help readers feel comfortable making their own pie crusts and blueberry muffins before trying their hand at more challenging fare. Rounded out with plenty of salient tips on everything from selecting the right blowtorch (hit the hardware store) to getting cheesecake out of a cake pan (briefly warm the bottom over the stove top), Goldman and Gonzalezs thoughtful instructions are sure to inspire and embolden readers. Agent: Cait Hoyt: Creative Artists Agency. (Nov.)