Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft, Third Edition
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The leading learning tool for all levels of baking and pastry ability, newly illustrated and updated

Praised by top pastry chefs and bakers as "an indispensable guide" and "the ultimate baking and pastry reference," the latest edition of Baking and Pastry from The Culinary Institute of America improves upon the last with more than 300 new recipes, photographs, and illustrations, and completely revised and up-to-date information on creating spectacular breads and desserts. Covering the full range of the baking and pastry arts and widely used by professionals and readers who want to bake like professionals, this book offers detailed, accessible instructions on the techniques for everything from yeast breads, pastry doughs, quick breads, breakfast pastries, and savory items to cookies, pies, cakes, frozen desserts, custards, soufflés, and chocolates. In addition, this revised edition features new information on sustainability and seasonality along with new material on plated desserts, special-occasion cakes, wedding cakes, décor techniques, savory and breakfast pastries, and volume production, making it the most comprehensive baking and pastry manual on the market.

  • Named "Best Book: Professional Kitchen" at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards
  • Established by its first two editions as a lifelong kitchen reference for professional pastry chefs
  • Includes more than 900 recipes and 645 color photographs and illustrations


Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is anindependent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's andassociate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, aswell as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beveragestudies. A network of more than 45,000 alumni has helped the CIAearn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college.The CIA, which also offers courses for professionals and foodenthusiasts, as well as consulting services for the foodservice andhospitality industry, has campuses in Hyde Park, New York; St. Helena, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Singapore.


Preface xviii

Part One The Professional Baker and Pastry Chef

1 Career Opportunities for Baking and Pastry Professionals 2

2 Ingredient Identification 12

3 Equipment Identification 38

4 Advanced Baking Principles 60

5 Food and Kitchen Safety 76

6 Baking Formulas and Bakers’ Percentages 90

Part Two Yeast-Raised Breads and Rolls

7 Yeast-Raised Breads and Rolls 104

8 Advanced Yeast Breads and Rolls 152

Part Three Baking Building Blocks

9 Pastry Doughs and Batters 220

10 Quick Breads and Cakes 252

11 Cookies 328

12 Custards, Creams, Mousses, and Soufflés 392

13 Icings, Glazes, and Sauces 462

14 Frozen Desserts 554

Part Four Assembling and Finishing

15 Pies, Tarts, and Fruit Desserts 616

16 Filled and Assembled Cakes and Tortes 668

17 Breakfast Pastries 730

18 Individual Pastries 762

19 Savory Baking 818

20 Plated Desserts 858

21 Chocolates and Confections 902

22 Décor 976

23 Wedding And Specialty Cakes 1030

Appendix A Elemental Recipes 1064

Appendix B Décor Templates 1082

Appendix C Conversions, Equivalents, And Calculations 1084

Appendix D Readings And Resources 1086

Glossary 1090

Subject Index 1096

Recipe Index 1105