Alice Medrich's Cookies and Brownies

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9780446678186: Alice Medrich's Cookies and Brownies

A scrumptious assortment of more than fifty recipes for simple-to-prepare confections includes a wide range of cookies and brownies to suit any taste, featuring such treats as espresso swirl brownies, snicker doodles, and chocolate decadence cookies. Reprint.

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In Alice Medrich's Cookies and Brownies, the goal is perfect results. For Medrich, a playful perfectionist who writes with wit, perfection includes big flavors, "noisy textures" that crunch and crackle, and lots of chocolate. Achieving it requires paying attention to details, such as using unsifted, bleached, all-purpose flour, measured so a cup weighs close to five ounces. Other meticulously detailed advice helps you make evenly baked cookies that are tender and rich, not dry or tough.

There are about 50 recipes in this book. Each is a gem, from the most buttery shortbread (using melted butter is a key) to the most sophisticated, barely sweet chocolate-chunk cookie, truly tangy lemon wafers, and incredibly easy Almond Macaroons. For killer brownies, Medrich offers a new technique she calls the Steve Ritual. Guaranteed to make the outside crustier and the inside creamier, it involves a pan of ice water. Beyond cookie recipes, Medrich includes a doubly peanutty filling for sandwich cookies and a careful guide to chocolate-dipping your favorite cookies and biscotti.

Luscious color photos and enchanting line drawings illustrate this articulate, one-of-a-kind cookie book. --Dana Jacobi

About the Author:

ALICE MEDRICH received formal training in chocolates, pastry, and desserts at the prestigious cole le Ntre, near Paris. Her first book, Cocolat: Extraordinary Chocolate Desserts, won numerous awards, including the Julia Child Award for Best First Book. Her second book, Chocolate and the Art of Low-Fat Desserts, was named the Best Cookbook of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her daughter, Lucy.

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