Bouchon Bakery is a cookbook written by American chef Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel. The cookbook’s pastry recipes are based on those from. Bouchon Bakery also markets itself to home bakers, although most recipes need professional equipment, ingredients, or plenty of four-handed maneuvers. Except for a few minor quibbles, I think Bouchon Bakery is one of the Recipes for right now: Olive Oil Cake, Cinnamon Honey Scones, Hot.
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Preview — Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller. Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller. Baked goods that are marvels of ingenuity and simplicity from the famed Bouchon Bakery. The tastes of childhood have always been a touchstone for Thomas Keller, and in this dazzling amalgam of American and French baked goods, you’ll find recipes for the beloved TKOs and Oh Ohs Keller’s takes on Oreos and Hostess’s Ho Hos and all the French classics he fell in love with a Baked goods that are marvels of ingenuity and simplicity from the famed Bouchon Bakery.
The tastes of childhood have always been a touchstone for Thomas Keller, and in this dazzling amalgam of American and French baked goods, you’ll find recipes for the beloved TKOs and Oh Ohs Keller’s takes on Oreos and Hostess’s Ho Hos and all the French classics he fell in love with as a young chef apprenticing in Paris: The deft twists, perfectly written recipes, and dazzling photographs make perfection inevitable.
Hardcoverpages. Published October 23rd by Artisan first published October 9th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bouchon Bakeryplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Feb 07, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is HUGE. Which is bzkery, because you can see the gorgeous photos large-scale. Still, I don’t know how you’d wrestle with this in a kitchen.
People would sit in the bakeries to eat their croissants; they would gather in the morning, and in the afternoon. People come together at and around bakeries. Baking is a unifying force. I must confess that I’m a bit biased in that I heart all things Thomas Keller.
I often use TKs basics when I’m cooking even if I’m following someone else’s recipe or if I’m creating something myself. This is a great book. Essential if you love to bake or are a huge TK fan. The man just knows his boucnon period. Maybe I’ll get there someday, but the first step is learning. Let’s assume you’re not a professional browsing this cookbook for ideas the book definitely speaks to them with its numerous “Note to professionals” sections and that you’re a home baker like moi.
There are two types of home bakers: I am one of the home bakers who wants to do things “the right way” and I want to understand why things work out or fail the way they do.
If you’re a home baker who wants simple, crowd-pleasing recipes with regular ingredients and kitchen equipment, this is probably not the kind of book for you. Ask yourself “am Cookboo, willing to use a kitchen scale for every ingredient – even eggs”. If not, this book is not for you. It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the sheer amount of equipment recommended for some of these recipes.
Some aren’t required and you can improvise a little yeah, I use normal muffin pans and the normal oven that came with my apartment The technique and equipment are how you get bakery-quality goods and every departure from the technique is a bakeyr for the quality to go down. After all, who would buy my normal-sized muffins at a bakery? It makes sense to get that perfect ratio, which is what baking is all about. I was surprised to chill the muffin batter overnight, but hey, who am I to question the pastry gods.
Chilling the dough may have other scientific benefits Mr. Keller probably knowsbut I know that this kept the corn from all sinking to the bottom and spread evenly throughout. Following the rules earned me beautifully airy and moist muffins.
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There are recipes in here that I’m likely never going to make – Bouchon Bakery house specialties which I don’t care too much about right now in my quest to learn the classics – but they’re sure fun to look at and read about.
Also, I’m going to hold off on the “bread” section because I want to master pastry first.
Like the basic American I am, I can’t wait to learn the macarons and croissants. Jul 01, Robert Hudder rated it really liked it. Restaurant recipes that are changed so that they can be used in the home kitchen – includes bread. Most of the recipes are familiar but some of the hints and techniques are variations and may be helpful for those hoping to elevate their baking.
I will be taking down 4 or 5 recipes, mainly from the tart area of the cookbook. There a is rhubarb recipe that uses a technique of cooking the rhubarb first and then making a tart around it. One of my favourite things is rhubarb and this looks so stunnin Restaurant recipes that are changed so that they can be used in the home kitchen – includes bread. One of my favourite things is rhubarb and this looks so stunning that I am going to have to try it. I only hope that I can get enough rhubarb in the next few weeks to keep my dreams of trying all the recipes I have on the go.
Another one that has made me go yum was a caramel nut tart using pate brisee and so there is that.
All in all, not enough new for me to buy but at least a few for me to try. It is another beautiful book by the Thomas Keller team. Nov 14, Annabel Dunstone Gray rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes, the book is enormous but I found the size useful- it lays open to the correct page on my counter. And as others have pointed out, you have to weigh absolutely everything including eggsbut I find it comforting to know I’m baking with the exact right measurements.
A couple notes- – You can find Dutch process cocoa at Sur la Table – I didn’t care for Kosher salt in the cookies- way too salty for me. Next time I’ll use a finer grain. Feb 14, M. Kropp rated it it was amazing Shelves: I haven’t baked everything in this book, but I think there will be many recipes that get made before long. Thomas Keller is a renowned chef and owner of very upscale restaurants including per se and the French Laundry. He wanted to start baking the breads for his restaurants, and opened the first Bouchon Bakery in He wanted to provide the bread for the restaurants, of course, but also to have a small cafe to sell pastries and breads similar to the ones he’d loved so working in Paris.
He hi I haven’t baked everything in this book, but I think there will be many recipes that get made before long.
Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller
The Bouchon Bakery has expanded to five bakeries. Keller is mainly a savory chef, but he grew to love the aroma and flavors of bread and baked goods in Paris, cokkbook well as growing up where cookies were an everyday treat. The bakeries recreate some of these childhood memories in their own way. I’ve made cookbkok Pecan Sandies, and they are delicious. The book is beautiful, with clean, white pages, and stunning photography. It is large and a bit heavy. The recipes are clearly written, with ingredient lists in both metric weight measures which Abkery highly recommends using, and I do, tooand the more usual volume measures.
Some recipes use specific ingredients, but there is a source listing in the back of the book. There is also a chapter on Basics which gives recipes for frostings, fillings, glazes, and other things that don’t necessarily fit in the other chapters, but are things every baker should know. This is not a learn to bake book. Some of the recipes are a bit involved, and bakry are not, probably, for the novice baker. It certainly has a place on the cookbook shelf of anyone who loves to bake and wants to make some really wonderful treats.
Jun 22, Pattie Tierney rated it liked it. This bzkery a beautiful, if weighty cookbook. The sheer volume of this book, for me, made it less than practical; it was just too big to lug from counter to counter.
It is full of stunning photography, informative tutorials, and lots of delicious sounding recipes. It is not, however, for the novice baker.
Much of boucjon equipment needed for at least half of the recipes would not be found in the average kitchen. It is also not for the inexperienced cook who would be unable to spot the numerous inconsist This is a beautiful, if weighty cookbook.
It is also not for the inexperienced cook who would be unable to spot the numerous inconsistencies throughout this book. Weights of ingredients will occasionally differ or contradict what is listed in the instructions.
In some cases there seems to be an over abundance of one ingredient or other, possibly resulting in a less than successful outcome bouchoon much flour, too much butter, not enough sugar are just a few examples. Many of the recipes are also very time consuming to prepare.
Those that I did make were very good. The oatmeal raisin cookies, for one, were bakery shop quality. Do I recommend this book? Well yes, and no.