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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!,
This review is from: Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch & Beyond from New York's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant (Hardcover)I checked out the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook from my local library after viewing the cookbook on Amazon. This cookbook was a "must have" purchase! The recipes, the pictures, and the tips are great. I have many of the ingredients on hand, and the recipes are very easy to make. I love to cook and find that many of the recipes are similar to what I already make, but have additional ingredients that enhance the flavour. I really like that the recipes are combined with home-made condiments that complete the dish. I would not have thought to add sour cream to coleslaw, which I now make on a weekly basis. I plan to cook my way thru this book!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mouth watering comfort food,
This review is from: Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch & Beyond from New York's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant (Hardcover)Okay, here's another one that's definitely gift card worthy. Check out the cover - drooling yet?
DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg own and operate the 32 seat Clinton St. Baking Company and Restaurant in New York City. Apparently the line up is always out the door - and once I read the book, I could see why.
It's comfort food, pure and simple.
"What's our secret? Neil says, 'It's love." I say it's that we make simple American classics using serious-chef techniques. Time and time again, we've been asked by devoted guests for our recipes, and now, without further ado, here they are."
I think that's why I found this cookbook so appealing - it's food that makes you feel good. Their first signature item was the classic buttermilk biscuit. Yep, I tried it on the boy who loves homemade biscuits in my house and he noticed that it wasn't my 'regular' recipe right away - as he grabbed another one.
The Clinton St. Baking Company specializes in (but isn't limited to) breakfasts and brunches. There are lots of variation on biscuit breakfasts. The muffin recipes are amazing as are the pancakes! The key is using fresh ingredients as much as possible.
Eggs. There's a great step by step full colour explanation of how to make a perfect three fold omelet. I've always flipped it to cook the 'inside' - wrong. I tried Neil's method and it makes for a 'fluffier' finished product.
Soups (the Maple Butter Squash was easy and delicious) paired with any of the great (simple!) sandwiches (grilled goat cheese - yummy) are perfect for a winter supper.
Sides, drinks and condiments are all featured as well. But the desserts....oh boy decadent. Flourless chocolate cake - simple but a hit!
Full colour glossy photos accompany every recipe. (And there are over 100 included)The instructions are clearly written as are the ingredient lists. I enjoyed the mini essays that DeDe has included explaining their background and thoughts on each entry.
Easy recipes that will impress everyone. Take a look inside and you'll see what I mean!
4.0 out of 5 stars Pancake recipe was delicious,
This review is from: Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch & Beyond from New York's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant (Hardcover)Pancake recipe (which I think is the primary reason people like this place) is terrific....yields a thick and cakey with slightly chewy (in a good way) texture. While I typically tend to prefer thin crepes, this is the recipe I turn to when I have a craving for fluffy pancakes (these are a fave with the husband and extended family). The maple butter recipe (once you commit to the butter required) makes for a delicious companion. We actually preferred the pancakes we made at home, to the ones at the restaurant (though the candied bacon made the long wait completely worthwhile!). Can't really comment on the remaining recipes as have not really been inspired to make anything else simply because I tend to prefer more detailed and instructive cookbooks when baking. And while the savory dishes looked delicious, they seemed a bit rich for my tastes.
That said, if you are a big fan of their pancakes, or fluffy pancakes in general, this cookbook is worth the purchase.
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!,
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars can't wait to try the waffles, pancakes and biscuits,
I really enjoyed reading Neil and DeDe's stories surrounding the Bakery... gives us a real connection to this little 32- seat Bakery Restaurant. We'll visit again if we ever get back to New York. In the meantime, we'll be cooking their recipes at home...
I plan to use recipes to cook breakfast for some dear friends in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned!
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Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch & Beyond from New York's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant by Neil Kleinberg (Hardcover - Nov 8 2010)
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