Chewy, Gooey, Crispy, Crunchy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies

Chewy, Gooey, Crispy, Crunchy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies is a cookie cookbook from on of the top pastry chefs, Alice Medrich. 


Format: Softcover, 384 pages. 

Copyright: 2010 

Publisher: Artisan 

Author: Alice Medrich 

ISBN: 9781579653972

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Description: Choosing what to bake from Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in- Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich is like taking a transcendently delicious cookie-personality test. The recipes are organized by texture: Which texture will entice you? Lovers of chewy will line up for award-winning baker Medrich's extra-spicy ginger cookies, which are made with three kinds of ginger: ground, fresh grated, and candied. The gooey gang will melt for her warm Rocky Road Brownies. Fans of flaky won't stop at one of her Sesame Butterflies, and anyone who is crazy for crunchy will delight in her Snicker Doodles or her Cornmeal and Fruit Biscotti. 

The briefest glance at the marvelously appealing recipes in this quirky and happy book makes one wonder why anyone would cling to the recipe on the bag of chocolate chips when so much more is possible. Cookies can reflect our modern culinary sensibility -- our spirit of adventure and fun, our passion for flavors, and even our dietary concerns. Here, the master manipulator of ingredients shows us how. 

Medrich draws on the world's pantry (plus the local greengrocer and backyard garden) for such original recipes as brownies dusted with hand-grated nutmeg, peanut butter cookies spiked with Thai curry paste, and carrot macaroons with Indian spice -- not to mention wheat-free butter cookies enhanced with chopped nuts, citrus zest, dried fruit, or cacao nibs. 

What's more, this kitchen wizard and recipe rule-breaker tests and retests her batters and doughs until she achieves the perfect combination of texture and flavor. To give brownies a mousse- like texture, for instance, she discovers that the recipe's salt must be beaten with the eggs and sugar rather than added with the flour, as is usually the case. Prefer a denser, creamier brownie? Medrich adopts an inventive method that involves baking the batter at a high temperature, then plunging the pan into an ice bath. 

Her whole-grain cookies are often as elegant as they are wholesome, and her creative combinations will attract a new generation looking for cookies that speak to its evolving palate. With thrilling new cookie inventions and fresh spins on classic recipes, including the thinnest shatteringly crisp chocolate-chip cookies and ethereal banana meringues, this delightful collection promises to make you smile, add panache to your dessert table, and forever raise your cookie expectations. 


Condition: Corners show creasing. Further good condition. 

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