"This sophisticated but friendly collection of pastry recipes comes from the James Beard Award-winning chef-owner of Flour, a beloved Boston pastry shop.
In truth, with the inclusion of baked goods such as English muffins, challah, and drop biscuits, it's not strictly a pastry book. But given Joanne Chang's reputation as a baker of all skills, we're not complaining. The recipe collection feels familiar on one hand—scones, cookies, fruit pies, cakes, bread pudding—but on the other, Chang's thoughtful introduction of flavor or ingredient twists also makes the book feel fresh and contemporary.
- Hazelnut Nutella Babka
- Fresh Fig Danish
- Persian Love Cookies (made with almond flour, pistachios, cardamom, and rose water)
- Lime Cream Pie with Brown Sugar Graham Crust
- Japanese Cotton Cheesecake (whisper light and fluffy)
- Passion Fruit Crêpe Cake
Inspiring and dependable.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.