Patisserie of Vienna

Patisserie of Vienna cookbook features a collection of world-famous Viennese confections from Austria. If you have never tried a Sachertorte you are in for one of the best treats of your life. Enjoy this very special cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages. 

Copyright: 1988 

Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill Book Company 

Author: Josephine Bacon 

ISBN: 9780070233171

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Description: Vienna, once the capital of an empire which stretched from Russia in the east to Naples in the south, is renowned for good living, and especially for its exquisite cakes and pastries. Nowhere in Europe is the art of the patissier more nobly demonstrated than in its cafes and coffee houses, where the ritual drinking of coffee has become an essential part of Austrian society. 

Patisserie of Vienna can give only a tantalizing glimpse of this horn of plenty, which ranges from elaborate multi-layered creations to delicate cookies. Recipes are given for classic cakes: the famous Sachertorte, paper-thin strudels and traditional gugelhupfs in three variations. Slices and Bars contains a selection of smaller confections using local ingredients: walnuts from the province of Carinthia, or chestnuts from the south Tyrol. 

Following chapters give recipes for small cakes, cookies and pastries, some quaintly named by their appearance such as Hobelspane or wood shavings. Desserts and confectionery are included, besides basic recipes for doughs, icings and fillings and notes on special ingredients and baking techniques. 

Lavishly illustrated in full color. Patisserie of Vienna will inspire all lovers of patisserie to indulge in the pleasure of some of the world's most famous and delicious confections. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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