Every day 1,500 Bostonians can't resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a degree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang's repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network's Throwdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker.
Christie Matheson is the author or co-author of several books, including Salty Sweets. She lives in Boston and San Francisco.
Keller + Keller are Boston-based food and lifestyle photographers.
It's hard to believe that Flour is Joanne Chang's first book, because the level of mastery, precision and experience in it make it feel like the work of someone who's been showing new bakers the light and the way for a very long time. --NPR, Ten Best Books of 2010
NPR/National Public Radio2010-11-15 00:00:00
Pop Tarts, anyone? Clearly written and beautifully photographed, Flour is a baker's treat. -- Dorie Greenspan
Dorie Greenspan Blog2010-12-06 00:00:00