Finally, a cookbook from our own local pastry chef/baker Joanne Chang, owner of Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang! Cambridge recently got our own branch of Flour this spring, right next to MIT, but I’m even more delighted about the release of this cookbook, so I can bake Flour goodies out of my own oven.
I’ve been making her wonderful Mock-Oreo cookies and Mock Pop-tarts for several years, since Chang is generous about sharing her recipes with newspapers and magazines. Her recipes are easy to follow, and in the case of the mock oreos and pop-tarts, so much better than the “original” processed versions. I can’t wait to try her Iron-Chef-winning Sticky Buns.
Every day 1,500 Bostonians can't resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a degree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang's repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies, leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network's Throwdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker.