For home cooks wanting more on the slightly sweet side, Nancy Silverton’s Pastries from the La Brea Bakery is the follow-up to the popular Breads from the La Brea Bakery.
In Silverton’s own words: “The pastries we make are deliciously simple and rustic and never too sweet…woven into many of them are my favorite flavors: butter, cinnamon, nuts, and fruit. They’re familiar, uncomplicated, and satisfying. One taste and you’re instantly comforted. Inspired by a sweet memory from childhood, a European classic, or a time-honored bakeshop standard, they are flavors you never tire of. Like my bread, these are pastries you want to eat every day.”
This book delivers on her promise with a diverse collection of 150 recipes for home-style, rustic treats such as Brownies with Irish Whisky and Currants, Asparagus-Egg Pie with Potato Crust, Belgian Sugar Pie, Jelly Doughnuts, and Rosemary Corncakes. These are not overly fussy, show-off desserts, these are the sticky-fingers, messy-faces variety that are so much more forgiving to bake and a pleasure to eat anytime.
Categories - Baking, Bread, Dessert, Celebrity Chef, Restaurant