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The Model Bakery cookbook : 75 favorite recipes from the beloved Napa Valley Bakery
Mitchell, Karen (Karen Nelson)
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2013]
Physical Description:
207 pages : illustrations (some color) 27 cm
Presents a collection of recipes from the well-known California bakery, with detailed instructions on making such options as breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and tarts.

The Model Bakery is a mother-daughter-run bakery on St. Helena's Main Street. And this book of sensational artisan baked goods makes clear why there are lines out the door! The recipes make this a mouthwatering read, from the daily bread to simple treats that were originally meant for the home kitchen.
Breads -- Yeasted sweets -- Breakfast favorites -- Cakes -- Pies and tarts -- Cookies.

Ingredients -- Equipment -- Basic Techniques -- BREADS -- The Model Bakery's English Muffins -- Dinner Rolls -- Ciabatta -- Focaccia -- Struan -- Pain de Mie -- Pain au Levain -- Whole-Wheat Harvest Bread -- Amber Ale Bread -- Wild Yeast Grape Starter -- The Model Bakery on Bread -- YEASTED SWEETS -- Croissants -- Almond Croissants -- Pains au Chocolat -- Bear Claws -- Classic Cheese Danish -- Cheese and Berry Danish -- Morning Buns -- Sticky Buns -- Cinnamon Rolls -- Croissant Dough -- Schnecken Dough -- The Model Bakery on Yeasted Sweets -- BREAKFAST FAVORITES -- The Model Bakery's Granola -- Buttermilk Biscuits -- Cranberry Buttermilk Scones -- Apricot-Pecan Scones -- Cream Currant Scones -- Blueberry Muffins -- Banana-Walnut Muffins -- Multigrain Muffins -- Morning Glory Muffins -- Irish Soda Bread -- The Model Bakery on Breakfast Favorites -- CAKES -- Espresso Bundt Cake -- Lemon Pound Cake -- Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake -- Classic Carrot Cake -- Coconut Cake -- Red Velvet Cake -- Auntie Emma's Buttermilk Cake -- Devil's Food Cake -- White Cake -- Sunny Lemon Cake -- Berries and Cream Cake -- Chocolate-Raspberry Cake -- Chocolate Mousse Cake -- Bache de Noel -- A Homemade Wedding Cake -- Vanilla Buttercream -- Cream Cheese Frosting -- Old-Fashioned Boiled Icing -- The Model Bakery on Cakes -- PIES AND TARTS -- Apple Streusel Pie -- Peach Streusel Pie -- Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie -- Pecan Pie -- Brandied Pumpkin Pie -- Chocolate and Caramel Tartlets with Fleur de Sel -- Lemon Brulee Tart -- Fresh Fruit Tart -- Gateau Basque -- Plum Galette -- Pastry Cream -- Whipped Cream -- Lemon Curd -- Pie Dough -- Tart Dough -- The Model Bakery on Pies and Tarts -- COOKIES -- Lemon Squares -- Brownies -- Carmelita Bars -- Chocolate Rads -- Almond Macaroons -- Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies -- Peanut Butter Cookies -- The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies -- White Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies -- Tender Sugar Cookies -- Festive Sugar Cookies -- Raspberry Linzer Cookies -- Ginger Molasses Cookies -- Gingerbread Cookies -- Our Gingerbread House -- Meringue Mushrooms -- The Model Bakery on Cookies.
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Featuring Oprah's 2016 Favorite Things English Muffins! This definitive baking guide is the much-anticipated cookbook from the Model Bakery, a mother-daughter-run baking destination with a huge local following that's been wowing the Wine Country for years. And this book of sensational artisan baked goods makes clear why there are lines out the door! Featuring 75 recipes and 60 photos, it's as luscious to look at as their most-requested breads, classic desserts, and fresh pastries--all arrayed here--are to eat. Pain au Levain, Sticky Buns, Peach Streusel Pie, Ginger Molasses Cookies, and many more glorious recipes make this a mouthwatering read and a reference gem for lovers of bread and pastry, cakes and cookies, and, of course, the Model Bakery!

Author Notes

Rick Rodgers is the author of more than 35 cookbooks and is based in New York City.

Karen Mitchell opened the Model Bakery in 1984 and lives in Napa Valley, California. Sarah Mitchell Hansen expanded the bakery to the Oxbow Public Market in 2008 and lives in Napa Valley, California.

Frankie Frankeny is a photographer and film director based in San Francisco, California.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Who knew a dinner roll could look so beautiful? A dozen pillow-like puffs of dough, perfectly dusted with flour, one split open and topped with ample pats of butter, grace the pages of this inspiring title. The Mitchell mother-and-daughter team is behind the Napa-located Model Bakery and here, reader's will find 75 of the bakery's recipes. Chapters are broken down by Breads, Yeasted Sweets, Breakfast Favorites, Cakes, Pies and Tarts, and Cookies. Beginning bakers may feel somewhat intimidated by the lengthy instructions in recipes and by sections such as the 6-page wedding cake spread, and the noted "pricy"-to-prepare Chocolate-Raspberry Cake, but those comfortable with a bowl and whisk will delight in the perfected Morning Bun recipe, the multigrain bread, Struan loaf, and the ideal-for-company Plum Galette. Not for the beginner, the book includes beautiful photographs with top-notch food styling, making this a favorite to keep in the kitchen, or the coffee table. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

The one gingerbread house in this book is beautifully trimmed with old-fashioned candies and frosted shredded wheat cereal. Other delicious recipes-including cakes, cookies, pies, and breads-will satisfy your everyday baking needs long after the holidays cease. (LJ 11/15/13) © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 14
Ingredientsp. 10
Equipmentp. 14
Basic Techniquesp. 29
The Model Bakery's English Muffinsp. 35
Dinner Rollsp. 38
Ciabattap. 40
Focacciap. 42
Struanp. 43
Pain de Miep. 46
Pain au Levainp. 49
Whole-Wheat Harvest Breadp. 52
Amber Ale Breadp. 54
Wild Yeast Graph Starterp. 56
The Model Bakery on Bread 6O
Yeasted Sweets
Croissantsp. 64
Almond Croissantsp. 68
Pains au Chocolatp. 69
Bear Clawsp. 71
Classic Cheese Danishp. 72
Cheese and Berry Danishp. 73
Morning Bunsp. 74
Sticky Bunsp. 76
Cinnamon Rollsp. 79
Croissant Doughp. 80
Schnecken Doughp. 82
The Model Bakery on Yeasted Sweetsp. 83
Breakfast Favorites
The Model Bakery's Granolap. 86
Buttermilk Biscuitsp. 89
Cranberry Buttermilk Sconesp. 90
Apricot-Pecan Sconesp. 91
Cream Currant Sconesp. 92
Blueberry Muffinsp. 94
Banana-Walnut Muffinsp. 96
Multigrain Muffinsp. 97
Morning Glory Muffinsp. 99
Irish Soda Breadp. 100
The Model Bakery on Breakfast Favoritesp. 101
Espresso Bundt Cakep. 104
Lemon Pound Cakep. 106
Pumpkin Gingerbread Cakep. 107
Classic Carrot Cakep. 108
Coconut Cakep. 110
Red Velvet Cakep. 113
Auntie Emma's Buttermilk Cakep. 116
Devil's Food Cakep. 117
White Cakep. 118
Sunny Lemon Cakep. 119
Berries and Cream Cakep. 120
Chocolate-Raspberry Cakep. 122
Chocolate Mousse Cakep. 124
Bûchede Noëlp. 125
A Homemade Wedding Cakep. 128
Vanilla Buttercreamp. 134
Cream Cheese Frostingp. 136
Old-Fashioned Boiled Icingp. 137
The Model Bakery on Cakesp. 136
Pies and Tarts
Apple Streusel Piep. 142
Peach Streusel Piep. 145
Strawberry-Rhubarb Piep. 146
Pecan Piep. 147
Brandied Pumpkinp. 148
Chocolate and Caramel Tartlets with Fleur de Selp. 150
Lemon Brûlée Tartp. 153
Fresh Fruit Tartp. 155
Gateau Basquep. 156
Plum Galettep. 158
Pastry Creamp. 161
Whipped Creamp. 161
Lemon Curdp. 162
Pie Doughp. 163
Tart Doughp. 164
The Model Bakery on Pies and Tartsp. 165
Lemon Squaresp. 168
Browniesp. 171
Carmelita Barsp. 172
Chocolate Radsp. 173
Almond Macaroonsp. 176
Oatmeal-Raisin Cookiesp. 178
Peanut Butter Cookiesp. 179
The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookiesp. 180
White Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookiesp. 182
Tender Sugar Cookiesp. 183
Festive Sugar Cookiesp. 184
Raspberry Linzer Cookiesp. 189
Ginger Molasses Cookiesp. 190
Gingerbread Cookiesp. 191
Our Gingerbread Housep. 192
Meringue Mushroomsp. 196
The Model Bakery on Cookiesp. 197
Resourcesp. 199
Acknowledgmentsp. 200
Indexp. 202