Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York's Most Creative Bakery
Authors: Erin Patinkin, Agatha Kulaga
Hardcover: 240 pages
About the Book:
With lines out the door for their coveted Bloody Mary scones, pear and sour cherry cardamom pie, and caramel bacon hot tarts, New York's award-winning bakery Ovenly is world-renowned for their innovative and exquisite treats.My Thoughts:
Using unexpected flavor combinations by playing with tradition, testing the limits of indulgence and perfecting the balance of savory and sweet—adding just a hint of spice—it's no wonder Ovenly consistently receives rave reviews and has dedicated cultlike fans and clientele.
The Ovenly cookbook is packed with all of their greatest hits—the best ever chocolate chip cookies; dense, crumbly shortbreads; smoky, beer-slicked caramel corn; buttery scones; rich, layered cakes; bacony peanuts—plus pages devoted to recipe riffs and spin-offs. As self-taught, curious cooks, Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin have a straight-talking approach that is never too fussy and always encourages experimentation. Above all, they believe that cooking (and eating!) should be an adventure.
With tips and anecdotes, exquisite photos, and pantry and kitchen tool essentials, Ovenly contains experimental yet perfected recipes for the most inventive and out-of-this-world breakfast pastries, desserts, and snacks.
I dare you to sit down and not be tempted to bake anything after looking at the book. Full of delicious recipes that will treat your taste buds and fill out your waistline (because it's hard to stop at just one piece or cookie!!), you will certainly have a love hate relationship with this book. It's addictive and scrumptious and has some of the most decadent recipes that you'll ever make.
I love the tips and information that this book holds, plus the photos are drool worthy. It's just worth taking the time to sit down and read the tips and picture browse. I promise, you'll want to do it again and again.
Put this book on your must buy list - you'll be so glad you did!
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley courtesy of the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, but instead, one that gives my honest opinion.