Village Baker's Wife Cookbook - Gayle's Bakery Santa Cruz

Village Baker's Wife Cookbook from Gayle's Bakery in Santa Cruz, California, features 150 recipes plus backing techniques and illustrations. One of the largest bakeries in the United States, Gayle's Bakery is legendary for its desserts and pastries. Now you can prepare them at home. Try the Chocolate Truffle Cake, the Garlic-Cheese Pretzels, and the Fresh Fruit Tart. 


Format: Softcover, 327 pages 

Copyright: 2004 

Publisher: Ten Speed Press 

Author: Gayle and Joe Ortiz with Louisa Beers 

ISBN: 9781580085731

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Description: Since 1978, Gayle's Bakery and Rosticceria in the Santa Cruz-area town of Capitola, California, has grown from a humble 800-square-foot shop to one of the largest, most successful fine-quality bakeries in the country. The Village Baker's Wife compiles the all-butter, real-sugar, whole-cream, fine- chocolate desserts and pastries that made Gayle's legendary.  


With more than 150 recipes, 130 instructional illustrations, and 25 essays on baking techniques, this is the only cookbook you need to make show-stopping desserts and pastries, such as: 

  • Lemon Lust Bars 
  • Princess Cake 
  • Ham and Cheese Croissants 
  • Apple Bear Claw Danish Braid 
  • Chocolate Truffle Cake 
  • Hazelnut Twist Cookies 
  • Garlic-Cheese Pretzels 

Brimming with anecdotes and insightful baking tips from Gayle and Joe Ortiz (author of The Village Baker), this personal collection will inspire and delight any home baker -- the sweeter the tooth, the better. 

Gayle Ortiz and her husband.Joe, opened Gayle's Bakery in 1978. Predominantly self-taught, Gayle has also studied in pastry kitchens throughout France and Italy, and she gives pastry-making classes around the United States. Louisa Beers has been a member of the Gayle's staff for more than 20 years and is a partner in the business. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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