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Book Review: Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook

By Sandy Amazeen Mar 22, 2011, 0:45 GMT

Book Review: Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook

The Clinton St. Baking Company is one of the hottest brunch spots in a city obsessed with brunch. A tiny thirty-two-seat eatery on Manhattan\'s trendy Lower East Side, the restaurant draws long lines of customers who come from far and wide to sample fresh-baked goods, hearty omelets, sugar-cured bacon, and light-as-air pancakes with maple butter. In the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook, owners DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg share ...more

Those lucky enough to live close to New York’s Clinton St. Baking Company know the sublime joy of sinking their teeth into a fresh, crunchy topped muffin or a stack of ethereal hot pancakes liberally drizzled with maple butter. Now thankfully, everyone can enjoy these treats and more, no matter where they live. In addition to a wealth of sweet treats like Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie or Flourless Chocolate Cake served with Raspberry Caramel Sauce, there are plenty of savory dishes such as a spicy Turkey Chili, crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Grilled Wild Mushroom Goat Cheese Pizzas.

Simple techniques and common ingredients put these recipes in easy reach of the average home cook while including an abundance of helpful tips that clarify things like the best way to fold a batter. With so many great recipes, most illustrated by mouthwatering photography, the most difficult decision will be figuring out what to make first.

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