How Baking Works: Exploring the Fundamentals of Baking Science, 3rd edition
The essence of baking is chemistry, and anyone who wants to be a master pastry chef must understand the principles and science that make baking work. This book explains the whys and hows of every chemical reaction, essential ingredient, and technique, revealing the complex mysteries of bread loaves, pastries, and everything in between. Among other additions, How Baking Works, Third Edition includes an all-new chapter on baking for health and wellness, with detailed information on using whole grains, allergy-free baking, and reducing salt, sugar, and fat in a variety of baked goods. This detailed and informative guide features:
An introduction to the major ingredient groups, including sweeteners, fats, milk, and leavening agents, and how each affects finished baked goods
Practical exercises and experiments that vividly illustrate how different ingredients function
Photographs and illustrations that show the science of baking at work
End-of-chapter discussion and review questions that reinforce key concepts and test learning
For both practicing and future bakers and pastry chefs, How Baking Works, Third Edition offers an unrivaled hands-on learning experience.
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About the Author
When Jemma left art school she never thought she’d find her creative outlet in the form of baking but in 2006 she set up Crumbs & Doilies as a market stall and realised that her artistic urges were being fulfilled in ways she had never anticipated. Her cupcakes and cakes have been enjoyed by the likes of Paul McCartney, Keira Knightley, Lily Allen and even Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen. Jemma and her team at Crumbs & Doilies past achievements include making 10,000 cupcakes to form a giant mosaic of a Japanese Cherry Blossom, as well as over 1,000 sushi shaped cakes complete with sushi tray, chopsticks and ‘wasabi’ buttercream!
The Ojibwe people call wild rice “mahnomen,” the good berry. Wild Rice elaborates on the many elements of that tradition, and brings it forward in fresh, delectable recipes. This comprehensive guide to Zizania palustris tells the story of North America’s only native grain, from its emergence in the western Great Lakes area to its use in today’s kitchens. The book demystifies the purchasing of wild rice–black or brown, long grain or short grain, lake rice or river rice, US rice or Canadian rice-clarifies cooking options, and proposes wild rice as a fast food (cook a full pound and freeze in small packets). The recipes range from simple soups to gourmet entrees and food for a crowd. Traditionally, wild rice was harvested from canoes and parched in iron kettles over open fires. Although these old ways are still practiced, much of today’s wild rice is cultivated in flooded fields-rice paddies-in the Upper Midwest and in California, and is harvested with combines and processed with machinery. The question arises: Which is better-tasting and more nutritious-naturally occurring wild rice or cultivated wild rice?
About the Author
Susan Carol Hauser’s fifteen books include natural histories, and poetry and essay collections, including Wild Sugar: The Pleasures of Making Maple Syrup. Her awards include a McKnight-Loft Fellowship in Poetry, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, an Anderson Center Charter Residency, a Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Initiative Grant, and two Minnesota Book Awards. She resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
For all courses in experimental foods, food science, and related topics. Foods: Experimental Perspectives, Seventh Edition will help students pursuing food-related careers broaden and deepen their scientific knowledge of food and its safe preparation. It clearly explains food science’s foundational principles and most important emerging technologies. The text first surveys the consumer marketplace, career opportunities, and basic food research techniques. Next, it discusses food’s physical aspects and preparation, and thoroughly explains carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Finally, it presents up-to-date coverage of food safety, preservation, and additives. Learning is promoted through “Food for Thought” boxes, photos, objectives, margin notes, definitions, charts, web links, and study questions. Updated throughout, this edition includes extensively revised coverage of food safety, GMOs, trans fats, alternative sweeteners, and much more. Also Available – Experimental Foods Labratory Manual ( ISBN 013 215 808 6)
Deco chiffon cakes, created and popularised by bestselling author and creative baker, Susanne Ng, in 2013, started a buzz among baking communities that continues to enchant and excite home bakers the world over today. Made using Susanne’s recipe that produces light, fluffy, moist and yummy chiffon cakes, deco chiffon cakes are baked into different fun and exciting shapes, with patterns and decorations created using cake as well. Creative Baking: Deco Chiffon Cake Basics, a companion title to Susanne’s first two titles, Creative Baking: Chiffon Cakes and Creative Baking: Deco Chiffon Cakes, is a guide to mastering the basic techniques of making deco chiffon cakes. With clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to create perfect layers, mounds, spots and sectors, pipe batter and make multicoloured sheet cakes among other techniques, this book will enable bakers of any skill level to create their very own chiffon cake designs!