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Gingerbread Hardcover – September 30, 2009
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Béatrice Peltre is a Boston-based photographer.
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Be warned that the average person is not likely to have all the ingredients at hand. I consider myself a baker but do not stock whole wheat flour, rice flour or almond flour, nor do I have Chinese five-spice powder, orange flower water, maple extract, candied citron or quince jelly. Make sure you read the recipe far enough in advance to allow time for a trip to the grocery store (and possibly a specialty cooking store such as Sur La Table).
After a brief introduction, the author provides an overview of necessary equipment and recommended ingredients. Most cooks are likely to have all the necessary equipment: stand mixer, baking pans, baking sheets, wire cooling racks and parchment paper or silicone liners. Interesting facts about the history of gingerbread are scattered throughout the book.
The first chapter is on cakes and incudes recipes for Grandmom Lindner's Favorite Gingerbread Cake, Gingerbread Pound Cake, Pumpkin-Gingerbread Cake, Apple Butter-Gingerbread Cake, Spiced Pear Upside-Down Gingerbread Cake, Gingerbread Rum Cake, Ginger Syrup-Soaked Gingerbread Cake, Marbled Gingerbread-Almond Loaf Cake, Robert's Celebration Gingerbread Cake, Carol Lee's Jeweled Gingerbread Fruitcake, Rich Chocolate Gingerbread Cake, and Eliza Leslie's Lafayette Gingerbread.Read more ›
Second, all the recipes are appealing to me. They are surprisingly quite varied. I think the first things I'll be making will be: Grandmom Lindner's Favorite Gingerbread Cake (looks simple, moist and delicious), Robert's Celebration Gingerbread Cake (a layer cake with meringue and a praline buttercream...oh man!), Twice-Gingered Shortbread sounds good, as do the Gingerbread Madeleines (perfect with that pot of tea in front of the fire),---- I'm about to list all the recipes here!----Gingerbread Blondies, a Gingerbread-Blackberry Trifle, a Gingerbread Buche de Noel with chestnut buttercream, and Gingerbread Ice Cream...I'll stop. It'll be so hard to choose one to try first!
I'll update this review as soon as I've made a few of the recipes.
Update (4/30/10): I only got around to making 5 recipes, but they were all quite good. I did have a little trouble with the rum sauce recipe. It doesn't seem possible to dissolve the sugar with the amount of butter listed...
I still highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have the hard cover version. Bought the "Kindle Book Match" version for $2.99 to have with me all the time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Keith E. Budzynski
Gingerbread cookbook was nice. Imagine it will be used mostly during the Holiday Seasons. Purchased a gingerbread rag doll to go with the book gift and was so cute. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Patty Key
...nice recipes and wonderful pictures of finished products...enjoy using it for Holiday cooking...nice gift...Published 17 months ago by GiGi0313
I have only made a few recipes from this book, but I really liked them. The vanilla ice cream is great!Published 18 months ago by Tiffiny Hargrave
The recipient must have liked this because I did not hear any complaints. Probably gained weight and I will get blamed for it.Published 22 months ago by Olive Cooney