Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More
200 Anytime Treats and Special Sweets for Morning to Midnight
By Carole Walter
(Clarkson Potter, Hardcover, 9780307237552, 416pp.)
Publication Date: October 16, 2007
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With twenty years of experience teaching baking classes and three award-winning cookbooks to her name, Carole Walter is renowned for her meticulous directions, foolproof recipes, and scrumptious results. In Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More, Carole turns her attention to the types of treats that are perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert—the sweets people most like to make at home to enjoy with family and friends.
From pound cakes, coffee cakes, muffins, and other quick breads to scones, sweet biscuits, Bundt cakes, and buckles, Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More features more than two hundred recipes for America’s favorite baked goodies. Carole guides novices and expert bakers alike through irresistible recipes including Butter Crumb Coffee Cake, Country Cherry Honey Scones, and Raspberry Buttermilk Muffins with Streusel Topping. A bevy of old-world classics such as Almond Croissants, Double Chocolate Walnut Babka, and Cinnamon Raisin Rugelach are complemented by what are sure to become new favorites, like Crystallized Ginger Pound Cake, Glazed Orange Ricotta Cookies, and Pumpkin Pecan Loaf.
To ensure success, Carole’s signature “At-a-Glance” boxes outline baking pan sizes, oven temperatures, baking times, and any special equipment you might need. In addition, Carole includes extensive general information on outfitting your own kitchen for baking, common ingredients, and techniques. With straightforward directions and enticing recipes, Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More will have you baking up a storm of treats for every occasion.
CAROLE WALTER has studied with famous pastry chefs in the United States, France, Austria, Italy, and
Denmark and has taught baking classes for more than twenty years at places such as Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma (for her current teaching schedule, visit www.carolewalter.com). A past president of the New York Association of Cooking Teachers and a charter member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Walter is the author of Great Cakes, Great Pies & Tarts, and Great Cookies. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband, Gene. This is her fourth book.
“Our beloved baker and master recipe writer Carole Walter has given us another treasure with Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More, which has recipes for very special cakes (including an exquisitely textured whipped cream pound cake) and real Danish pastries as well as wonderful tips for special baking that will make you proud.”
—Shirley O. Corriher, author of CookWise
“What a great combination: 200 recipes for the simple, homey sweets we love best and Carole’s precise instructions to make sure we make them right. This is a terrific collection that’s bound to keep home bakers happy for years.”
—Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking: From My Home to Yours
"Carole Walter's salute to pastries and breads makes me want to get out my mixer, preheat my oven, open up my pantry, and start baking. With Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More in my kitchen, mornings have become a little bit sweeter."
--Gale Gand, pastry chef and restaurateur
“I first tasted Carole’s authentic Danish more than twenty-five years ago. It was–and still is–among the best things I have ever eaten. In Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More, Carole outdoes herself, giving us that fabulous recipe and about 200 more just as wonderful.”
--Nick Malgieri, author of A Baker’s Tour and How to Bake