Drawing on Rory Macdonald’s Michelin-starred experience, Bake takes the reader from early morning croissants to late night desserts. Macdonald reveals the secrets behind his renowned cakes and baked treats, which have earned him a place in the top 10 pastry chefs in the U.S. (Dessert Professional). He shows how to master classic recipes, such as doughnuts and éclairs, with easy step-by-step photography and offers new ideas encouraging the reader to experiment with their own combinations and flavors. With over 100 creative new twists on classic French and international pastries, this cookbook illustrates the masterpieces that can be made from the simple combination of flour, milk, butter, eggs, and sugar.
Baking is about precision so Macdonald presents the reader with clear detailed instructions to make the perfect tarte tatin or macaron. Next-day recipes are also included. Made too many croissants? Use them for croque monsieur and black truffle and prosciutto croissants, for a lunchtime meal. Each recipe is designed to be foolproof–with detail-oriented instructions that eliminate guesswork, “plan-aheads,” ingenious tips, and highlights for success–making delicious perfection within reach for any baker.
Jade Young is a visual artist, photographer, and creative director.