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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional book for passionate bakers!, October 19, 2010
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This review is from: Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe (Hardcover)
This is a fantastic book. I am a huge fan of the bakery and the book really captures what I love so much about Flour- everything is approachable, familiar, and simple, yet still manages to be so special and awe-inspiringly delicious. The book is very well-written and provides the perfect amount of background on each recipe. I also really liked Joanne's baking philosophy and her chapter of baking tips and essential equipment. She inspired me to be a little more careful about measurement and precision in baking!
Last weekend I successfully made the most delicious croissants I've ever had in my life. I couldn't believe I made them at home- it was all thanks to this book! Highly, highly recommended for beginners and passionate bakers alike!
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Initial post: Nov 16, 2010 1:46:52 AM PST
sdiab says:
hey, you mentioned that you made croissants but I have a question... have you ever made them before? And if so, do you think that the book provides good instruction for those that have never made croissants before nor made puff pastry?
thanks
saddal

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2010 8:51:11 AM PST
tasha says:
hi! yes, i actually tried making croissants once 2 years ago and it was an utter failure- i got to the last step and they never rose, and ended up being butter-laden bricks out of the oven (but still yummy nonetheless! haha). you should see the croissants i made from this book- i honestly think they were better than any i had ever had in a bakery anywhere, even in paris or italy. i think the book provides very good instructions, but as with any complicated recipe, i think it's important to read the recipe several times through in advance and to also read a little about the recipe and theory behind the steps online if possible. the only criticism i have about this recipe is that it would have been nice to have pictures of the folding steps, but i am a very visual person. good luck if you try the recipe!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2010 9:38:07 PM PST
A Customer says:
I have not seen this book in stores. Does the author include weight measurements as well as volume? Thanks....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2010 6:52:55 AM PST
tasha says:
yes- in fact, she actually highly encourages weighing your ingredients!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2010 7:29:04 AM PST
A Customer says:
Great!!! Thank you for your reply
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