Example Recipes & Step-by-Step Videos

Baking with Success

Baking delicious treats does not have to be an intimidating process. In fact, it can be easier and less mystifying than many home bakers think.

Chef Gail Sokol breaks down the art of baking into easy and understandable steps while encouraging home bakers to create an array of spectacular treats. Together with her delicious recipes that include photographs and links to YouTube how-to videos, Sokol delves into the science of baking, shares common sense tips, and offers lessons drawn from her own experiences. Home bakers will learn the most important ingredients in baking, the proper tools, and how to make scrumptious treats such as chocolate cream pie with brûléed marshmallow topping, ricotta zeppole with salted caramel sauce, chocolate babka, ice cream-filled cream puffs, and nutty praline tuiles.

Baking with Success teaches home bakers how to execute tasty desserts, have fun in the kitchen, and embark on a rewarding lifelong baking journey.

About Professional Baking

About Professional Baking provides a unique presentation of the principles of baking for the beginning student entering a college level culinary program. The text is designed to include the principles of science that are applicable to baking, thereby providing students with a strong foundation of knowledge to work with.

Each of the 22 chapters covers one or a group of related concepts and contains introductory narrative and background information; an exemplary recipe; and a series of culinary lessons. Additional recipes are presented in each chapter, and a step-by-step, full-color series of photos accompanies each culinary lesson. The special features of this text include discussions of science-related topics; pastry history; Lessons Demonstrated boxes, which highlight important principles in each chapter; Professional Profiles that highlight important culinary figures; and numerous tables, charts, and photographs designed to explain the principles in recipes. The unique presentation of material, the author’s accessible writing style, the culinary lessons, and the numerous recipes provided make this text the most appropriate baking text available for today’s culinary student.