A Baker's Field Guide to Doughnuts

A Baker's Field Guide to Doughnuts

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For those of us who remember biting into a warm doughnut, fresh from the stovetop, or for the younger generation who might be experiencing that decadent confectionary for the first time, few can resist the allure of this nostalgic pastry that has become a staple in American baking. A Bakera€™s Field Guide to Doughnuts is the newest addition to the best-selling series from baking expert, Dede Wilson. In this whimsical collection, Wilson convinces us that homemade is the only way to enjoy the best-quality doughnuts, and moreover, doughnuts are no more difficult to make than a birthday cake or a batch of cookies. Where home bakers had once been daunted by the challenges of frying, flipping, and frosting, Wilson breaks down each doughnut with step-by-step instructions that are simple enough to guide anyone through creating doughnuts that look as beautiful as the photographs throughout the book. In over 60 different recipes, she includes all the essentials like cider doughnuts, old-fashioned buttermilk doughnuts, and French crullers, but adds a healthy dose of creativity as well. In the first part of the book she provides qThe Master Recipes, q a variety of basic doughnuts, frostings, fillings, and glazes. The second part contains qThe Field Guide, q where she puts together the master recipes in decadent combinations like chocolate caramel-bourbon-pecan doughnuts, crAume brulAce doughnuts, and German chocolate cake doughnuts. Innumerable in their variations and just plain irresistible, doughnuts are a baking delight wona€™t go out of style. Wilson both celebrates and reinvigorates the doughnut-baking tradition in this guide, essential to any bakera€™s cookbook collection.MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS: For dry ingredients, I use high-quality stainlesssteel cups and spoons that are sturdy ... Whisk the flour first to aerate it, then dip and sweep the top even with the back of a knife. ... JELLYROLL PANS/ RIMMED BAKING SHEET PANS: These recipes were tested with heavyweight aluminum or stainless-steel rimmed sheet pans, which I ... 124), then just use a plain round 21a„2-inch cutter, either purchased alone or as part of a set of plain round cutters.

Title:A Baker's Field Guide to Doughnuts
Author:Dede Wilson
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2012-09-18


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