More Than Cake: 100 Baking Recipes Built for Pleasure and Community by Natasha Pickowicz

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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; American
    • Ingredients: unsweetened coconut flakes; egg whites; coconut sugar; honey; white rice flour; grapefruit; sugar; citric acid
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Quick / easy; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: granola; walnuts; white rice flour; unsalted butter
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: eggs; unsalted butter; fennel seeds; almond flour; hazelnuts; dark chocolate
    • Accompaniments: Candied grapefruit peel
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; eggs; all-purpose flour; rye flour; roasted unsalted peanuts; unsalted peanuts; grapeseed oil; honey; shoyu
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas
    • Ingredients: unsalted peanuts; grapeseed oil; honey; shoyu
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; all-purpose flour; buckwheat flour; eggs; dark chocolate
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking ahead; French
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; egg yolks; all-purpose flour; buckwheat flour; pine nuts; Taleggio cheese
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Jams, jellies & preserves; Afternoon tea; Cooking ahead; Austrian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; egg yolks; hazelnuts; all-purpose flour; ground coffee; kumquats; sugar
    • Accompaniments: Toasted honey and chocolate ganache
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    • Categories: Jams, jellies & preserves; Cooking ahead; Vegan
    • Ingredients: kumquats; sugar
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; Cooking ahead; Chinese
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; egg whites; black sesame paste; black sesame seeds
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Frostings & fillings; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: coconut oil; coconut sugar; maple syrup; eggs; all-purpose flour; whole wheat pastry flour; ground ginger; ground cinnamon; ground nutmeg; dried fruit; powdered sugar; fruit vinegar; balsamic vinegar
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    • Categories: Frostings & fillings; Cooking ahead; Vegan
    • Ingredients: powdered sugar; fruit vinegar; balsamic vinegar
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    • Categories: Candy / sweets; Snacks; Vegan
    • Ingredients: passion fruits; agar-agar powder; unsweetened passion fruit juice
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    • Categories: Candy / sweets; Snacks
    • Ingredients: white chocolate; heavy cream; unsweetened coconut flakes; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Categories: Candy / sweets; Snacks
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; Dutch process cocoa powder; malted milk powder; eggs; egg yolks; granulated sugar; butter cookies; dark chocolate; snow sugar
    • Accompaniments: Candied grapefruit peel
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    • Categories: Candy / sweets; Snacks; East Asian
    • Ingredients: sugar; honey; roasted unsalted peanuts; sesame seeds; ground turmeric
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Snacks
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; rye flour; tomato powder; dried oregano; dried red pepper flakes; eggs
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Dips, spreads & salsas; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Snacks
    • Ingredients: feta cheese; ricotta cheese; honey; egg whites; poppy seeds; all-purpose flour; unsalted butter
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Snacks; Cooking ahead; Scottish
    • Ingredients: old-fashioned rolled oats; sharp cheddar cheese; all-purpose flour; unsalted butter; yogurt
    • Accompaniments: Apple butter
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Snacks
    • Ingredients: turbinado sugar; fennel seeds; egg whites; all-purpose flour; unsalted butter; distilled white vinegar
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  • Cocoa and chicory sheet cake
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Dessert
    • Ingredients: ground roasted chicory root; eggs; all-purpose flour; cocoa powder; buttermilk; grapeseed oil; cacao nibs; glucose
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Dessert
    • Ingredients: white sesame seeds; black sesame seeds; coconut sugar; dates; eggs; unsweetened coconut milk; coconut oil; cornmeal
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Candy / sweets; Dessert
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; eggs; almond extract; blanched almond flour; heavy cream; sliced almonds; egg whites
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  • Passion fruit roll-up cake

    • Astrid5555 on April 29, 2023

      Have made this cake tiwce, once with the original cake from the recipe, which was a big failure, and once with my trusted Swiss roll cake recipe. She warns you to not overbake the cake, otherwise the cake might break, and I took great care not to it. But when you soak the baked cake with the coconut milk it definitely breaks and disintegrates into crumbs with curd and cream (still delicious though). The curd and cream in another cake though is divine.

  • Passion fruit and olive oil curd

    • Astrid5555 on April 29, 2023

      Delicious with a subtle olive oil note!

  • Passion fruit, coconut, and tequila layer cake

    • EmilyR on November 05, 2023

      recipe here : https://cherrybombe.com/recipes/natasha-pickowicz-layer-cake

  • Big green salad scones

    • EmilyR on June 17, 2023

      While it's a seemingly strange mix of ingredients - blueberries, feta, kale, zucchini, and olives... it does a surprisingly great job of straddling the savory/sweet line while being somewhat light and interesting. I was perhaps a little too delicate in combining the ingredients so mine were charmingly craggy.

  • Toasted vanilla bean pound cake

    • EmilyR on November 05, 2023

      recipe here : https://www.all-clad.com/blog/post/toasted-vanilla-bean-pound-cake

  • Jammy coffee cake

    • EmilyR on October 22, 2023

      This is dangerous... I've made this 3 times in just as many weeks. I initially thought the base might have went awry as I had to spread it a bit. My raspberries were also very juicy so there seemed to be a lot of liquid but the crumble soaked that up a touch. This is just delightful… fruity, not overly sweet, and the oat crumble is perfect. Everyone loved this. I used skyr in place of the sour cream for some extra protein. I've also learned it's rather forgiving as my oven was too hot one of the times and it still worked out. This is one that at 1AM my husband told me he was thinking about and excited to eat the next day.

    • skvalentine on September 06, 2023

      Easy and special! Loved the salty oat crumble. Great way to use up overripe raspberries.

    • raidishes on September 04, 2023

      My new go-to easy bake. Doesn't use a whole lot of any ingredient, so perfect for days when you're running out of groceries. The cocoa powder is a really nice addition: not chocolatey, but adds lots of rich flavour. Perfect for a snack or for breakfast!

  • Sweet-and-salty oat crumbs

    • EmilyR on October 24, 2023

      This is dead simple and such a flavor boost to baked goods. I am keeping it in my freezer at the ready.

  • Citrusy macaroons

    • EmilyR on November 05, 2023

      recipe here : https://www.all-clad.com/blog/post/citrusy-macaroons

  • Shoyu peanut cookies

    • EmilyR on October 05, 2023

      Oh my are these dangerous! Seriously some of the best and most unique cookies I've had or made in a long while. Mine made closer to 20 with a red (size 24) disher. I can't imagine how massive these cookies would be for the recipe to only make 12. I made the shoyu peanut butter and used salted roasted peanuts. My Chinese peanuts had skins, but I needed to roast them for 15 minutes or so at 350°. I added some peanut butter powder to the powdered sugar and a fair heap of Maldon to finish them off. I regret nothing... these are stellar!

  • Shoyu peanut butter

    • EmilyR on October 04, 2023

      I made this using salted peanuts, because I love sodium and baked goods with a hint of salt. Didn't have grapeseed oil, so I used vegetable oil. I would have liked if the cookies used the entire amount as opposed to the 15g overage, but it's just me being neurotic and I am adding it all to the cookies regardless.

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  • ISBN 10 164829054X
  • ISBN 13 9781648290541
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  • Published Apr 11 2023
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Artisan

Publishers Text

From her award-nominated work at Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar to her powerful community bake sales that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Planned Parenthood, Natasha Pickowicz is one of the most important bakers working today. Her creations are unique and whimsical but never fussy (she taught the New York Times how to make chocolate mousse in a blender); her flavors take baked goods beyond the ordinary. Pickowicz’s first cookbook includes her singular recipes, reflecting her Chinese heritage, California childhood, and community bake sale experience. From Red Bean and Brown Butter Pie to Scallion Pancake Biscuits and from Black Sesame Fortune Cookies to Sour Glaze Maple Gingerbread, she shares 100 recipes punctuated with enlightening pop-out tips. The book provides readers with even more ways to delight and honor others, no matter how big or small the occasion: from baking for your partner or for your entire office, from once-in-a-lifetime celebrations to more ordinary, small moments. The modern layer cake chapter with cakes, soaks, fillings, and frostings shows readers Pickowicz’s favorite ways make a celebration cake. The essay on how to hold a successful bake sale includes recipes and best practices so bakers can share the love with Malted Cocoa Fudge or Toasted Vanilla Bean Pound Cake.

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