Making Dough by Russell van Kraayenburg
Recipes and Ratios for Perfect Pastries

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Synopsis

Pastry baking is one half creativity, one half science, and one half old-fashioned know-how. If that seems confusing, don’t worry: Making Dough makes perfect sense out of the often-intimidating task of preparing homemade pastry dough. With helpful diagrams, easy-to-follow recipes, and step-by-step instructions for home cooks, every type of dough from puff pastry to short crust is demystified, deconstructed, and delicious. Plus, you’ll get a heaping helping of variations, substitutions, and tips, so you can put your own tasty spin on recipes like Apple Chipotle Hand Pies, Cinnamon Custard Eclairs, and more!

Table of Contents
What Is Dough?
Measuring
Ratios
Ingredients
Tools
Mixing Methods
Tips for Working with Dough
Making It Your Own
Biscuit Dough
Scone Dough
Pie Dough
Shortcrust Dough
Sweetcrust Dough
Pâte à Choux Dough
Brioche Dough
Puff Pastry Dough
Rough Puff Pastry Dough
Croissant Dough
Danish Dough
Phyllo Dough
 

About Russell van Kraayenburg

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Born and raised in Texas, Russell van Kraayenburg may sit you down for a stern lecture if you confuse barbecue with grilling. His blog Chasing Delicious was a Saveur finalist for 2012's best baking and desserts blog, and his work has been featured on such sites as Lifehacker, Co. Design, Business Insider, The Kitchn, Live Originally, The Daily What, Quipsologies, Neatorama, Explore, and Fine Cooking, among many other personal, cooking, design, and art blogs.
 
Published November 10, 2015 by Quirk Books. 208 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction