A culinary guru andauthor of the award-winning "Around My French Table" and "Baking: From My Home to Yours"returns withan exciting collection of simple desserts from French home cooks and chefs With her groundbreaking bestseller "Around My French Table," Dorie Greenspan changed the way we view French food. Now, in "Baking Chez Moi," she explores the fascinating world of French desserts, bringing together a charmingly uncomplicated mix of contemporary recipes, including original creations based on traditional and regional specialties, and drawing on seasonal ingredients, market visits, and her travels throughout the country.
Like the surprisingly easy chocolate loaf cake speckled with cubes of dark chocolate that have been melted, salted, and frozen, which she adapted from a French chef's recipe, or the boozy, slow-roasted pineapple, a five-ingredient cinch that she got from her hairdresser, these recipes show the French knack for elegant simplicity. In fact, many are so radically easy that they defy our preconceptions: crackle-topped cream puffs, which are all the rage in Paris; custardy apple squares from Normandy; and an unbaked confection of corn flakes, dried cherries, almonds, and coconut that nearly every French woman knows.
Whether it's classic lemon-glazed madeleines, a silky caramel tart, or Les Whoopie Pies, Dorie puts her own creative spin on each dish, guiding us with the friendly, reassuring directions that have won her legions of ardent fans.
About the Author
Inducted into the James Beard Foundation s Who s Who of Food and Beverage in America, DORIE GREENSPAN was tapped by Julia Child to write the New York Times bestseller Baking with Julia. She is the author of Baking: From My Home to Yours, a James Beard Award winner, and Around My French Table, a New York Times bestseller that was named Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Her blog, www.doriegreenspan.com, was singled out as one of the top fifty food blogs in the world by The Times of London. She also coauthored Desserts by Pierre Herme, which won an IACP Award. She lives in Westbrook, Connecticut; New York City; and Paris.
Richardson is an award-winning photographer.