- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; Collectible! SIGNED by Tom Douglas edition (Oct. 23 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062183745
- ISBN-13: 978-0062183743
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 3.1 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
- Customer Reviews: 108 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #393,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle Hardcover – Oct. 23 2012
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“I can’t go to Seattle without dropping in at chef-restaurateur Tom Douglas’s Dahlia Bakery for some of his sweet or savory pies, cookies, and tarts. Being able to make his peerless Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie at home saves me the trip.” (Martha Stewart Living)
“Warning: The combination of mouthwatering photos and evocative prose in this book may induce a baking frenzy. Beloved Seattle chef Tom Douglas takes unabashed pleasure in food, and when he describes something he adores-such as the sticky, gooey maple éclair . . . you’ll find yourself desperately craving it, too.” (Fine Cooking)
“Dahlia Bakery welcomes jaded bakers back to the oven the old-fashioned way: with muffins and scones and cupcakes and pastries.” (NPR)
“In The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook, Tom Douglas has created the volume every cook should have on baking. It¹s useful not only because it compiles the recipes that have delighted Seattle residents for years (my parents included) but also because of the colorful prose and resource guides. It will occupy a prominent shelf in my kitchen. ” (Mario Batali)
“Chef Tom Douglas of Seattle’s Dahlia Bakery has amassed a devoted following, and for good reason; the man clearly knows what he’s doing. . . . More than just a collection of recipes. . . . One look through the book and you’ll be converted, too.” (Serious Eats)
From the Back Cover
Want to fry up the doughnuts with cinnamon sugar and mascarpone that Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis called the "best thing I ever ate"? Are you pining for the peanut butter sandwich cookie recipe that legendary writer Nora Ephron proclaimed "the greatest cookie ever ever ever"? Do you long to dazzle friends with the triple coconut cream pie that New York food writer and Serious Eats founder Ed Levine called "one of the best pies in the country"? Or do you just want to get your hands on the crazy-rich, streusel-topped monkey bread with caramel dipping sauce that has people lining up outside the Dahlia Bakery's door? Now, those sweet dreams can come true, thanks to The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook.
Seattle's most popular chef and James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur Award winner Tom Douglas shares his secrets for 125 scrumptious treats. Here, you will find chef-tested recipes for breakfasts, pastries, tarts, pies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, puddings, ice creams, sandwiches, and jams that are guaranteed to work in the home kitchen, including:
In addition to these unique bakery treats, Tom offers savory variations on beloved classics, such as Eggs Benedict with Scallion Hollandaise and Breakfast Sandwiches, both using Dahlia Bakery's famous English Muffins. Filled with informative sidebars, technique tips, and equipment advice—and illustrated with tempting photographs and stories that capture the flavors of Seattle—The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook is sure to please fans of all skill levels and tastes.
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So far I have made the following:
Malted Buttermilk Biscuts - Fantastic! A gold standard I will be making many more times.
Chocolate Truffle Cookies - Fantastic! Expensive with all the chocolate in them (look for bittersweet, it makes a difference) but well worth the effort and cost.
Peanut butter cookies - were more work as they are sandwich cookies but fun overall to make. They were very good but a bit greasy. I would put less butter in the cookie batter portion next time.
Old Fashioned Molasses cookies - Wonderful! Very tasty. I used cooking Molasses rather than fancy as that is what I had. The book does not state what kind to use.
All American Chocolate Chunk Cookies - Meh. My only dissapointment. I found them too sweet and would prefer to skip the milk chocolate next time. I bought good chocolate too and was quite dissapointed in these. They are just "OK".
So far I have a few new items I will be making many more times so am happy with the purchase already. Now, on to the tarts!
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Everything looks wonderful and the instructions are clear and detailed.