Baking by Flavor by Lisa Yockelson

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Lisa Yockelson's classic guide to baking—finally in paperback

Flavor is the essence of fine baking, the source of wonderful tastes and aromas that tempt the palate and delight the senses. In Baking by Flavor, Lisa Yockelson shares flavor-boosting secrets that can make virtually any recipe burst with new vigor and freshness. She reveals concepts and techniques for using 18 basic ingredients, including chocolate, vanilla, apricot, and lemon—in order to stack flavors layer by delicious layer.

Home bakers will learn to bring excite to old classics as the author enlivens a dormant pound cake by scenting its sugar with vanilla, creams the butter with vanilla scrapings, and beats egg yolks with a double-strength vanilla extract. Chocolate brownies become richly sensuous with the addition of chopped nuts coated with cocoa powder and confectioner's sugar.Includes 260 recipes that will inspire home bakers to bring old favorites into new delightsBeautifully illustrated with 118 color photographsPresents recipes in clearly written, easy-to-follow instructions that are accessible for cooks of every level

For home bakers who are tired of the same-old same-old, Baking by Flavor offers new ways to bring excitement to the every day.


About Lisa Yockelson

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LISA YOCKELSON is a food writer for both the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times and has contributed recipes and essays to publications including Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Chocolatier, Pastry Art & Design, and Cook's Illustrated. Her Gastronomica article "Brownies: A Memoir" was included in Best Food Writing 2002. Yockelson is the author of ten cookbooks, including ChocolateChocolate (2005), which won The International Association of Culinary Professionals' (IACP) Award for Bread, Other Baking and Sweets category and was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2006, and Baking by Flavor (2002), which won the IACP Award for Bread, Other Baking and Sweets category and was nominated for a James Beard Foundation prestigious award in 2003. She is a graduate of the London Cordon Bleu.
Published September 30, 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 592 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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Yockelson (Baking by Flavor) has built her collection of 200 recipes on "essays that offer a magnifying-glass look at a particular baking recipe—its design, reasons for interest, and composition."

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