Nancy Silverton's Pastries: From The La Brea Bakery by Nancy Silverton and Teri Gelber

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  • gcottraux on February 01, 2010

    I was looking for the perfect morning bun recipe, and a pastry chef recommended this book. The morning bun recipe turned out to be exactly right.

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  • Peach cobbler with cream biscuits

    • jessekl on May 18, 2013

      Excellent filling, but not very good biscuit topping.

  • Banana-cocoa muffins

    • bwhip on May 01, 2019

      Loved the flavor and texture of these simple, delicious muffins. Be forewarned, however - the recipe says this makes 12 muffins. More like 28! It's a big batch. My office mates didn't mind, however, as it meant I had plenty to share.

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  • Graham crackers

    • I Made That!

      They actually look like graham crackers! And taste like them! A tad overcooked I think, but delicious – with a cinnamon sugar coating on top.

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    • Wednesday Chef

      Despite being delicious, they were a bit complicated to make. The dough, as seen above, is very soft and must not only be refrigerated for hours, but then also rolled out with copious amounts of flour

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    • Lottie and Doof

      They taste like the graham crackers of your childhood. I have made them twice in the last few weeks... You will be so impressed with yourself for making these, I promise.

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  • Browned butter-pecan muffins

    • I Made That!

      Very delicious sounding muffins with... browned butter! You can never have enough browned butter. period.

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  • Apple fritters

    • I Made That!

      Oh you... you... doughnut. You kill me. Literally. I need to get rid of these ASAP. Good thing I have a dinner party to attend tonight!

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  • Orange-almond buttons

    • Lottie and Doof

      As Nancy Silverton promises, they are seriously addictive. They also offer a nice change of texture from the usual cookie tray offerings. They are bright and fruity with a nice satisfying crunch.

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  • ISBN 10 0375501932
  • ISBN 13 9780375501937
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Nov 01 2000
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint Random House USA Inc

Publishers Text

When Nancy Silverton decided to add sweets to La Brea Bakery's repertoire of artisanal breads, she knew they couldn't be just any sweets. She bakes delicious, rustic pastries that perfectly complement her hearty, country-style bread and that have people lining up morning after morning.

In this book, Nancy shares her passion and expertise in over 150 simple yet thorough recipes of her most scrumptious favorites.

She demystifies doughnuts and guides us through delicious cobblers, scones, muffins, cookies and sinful chocolate confections. She offers a rich array of cakes for all tastes, tarts for all seasons, and savories for those wanting to give their sweet tooth a break. And she also leads us to mastery of the classic pastry doughs: the quick and rich babka, the fine-textured traditional brioche, the famous and flexible croissant, and the pièce de résistance: puff pastry.

An important book from one of the most revered figures in the baking world, this book will most certainly prove to be another Silverton classic.

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