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Cook the Book: Grand Central Bakery Scones

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 7 comments

"They're moist in a way you don't expect scones to be." [Photograph: Caroline Russock] As far as breakfast pastries go, I'd never really been much of a scone enthusiast. Give me a danish or muffin over a dry, crumbly coffee... More

Cook the Book: Black Cherry and Raspberry Kuchen

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

"Kuchen" is the German word for "cake" and comes in many different forms. This one is similar to a coffee cake, made with yeasted batter, topped with melted butter and fruit, and finished with a sweet glaze, in this case either lemon or vanilla. More

Cook the Book: Hazelnut Poppy Seed Cookies

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

The cookies baked up beautifully—crisp, crumbly, and buttery, but not overly sweet, as shortbread should be. The hazelnuts were toasty and nutty—flavors made more intense by the baking— and the poppy seeds were a fantastic textural addition that made these cookies breakfast-worthy. More

Cook the Book: Corn Pudding

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 7 comments

[Photograph: Caroline Russock] This Corn Pudding from The Grand Central Baking Book by Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson is a not only an insanely rich side or fantastic brunch dish, it's also a bit of an optical illusion. When... More

Cook the Book: Pan Pizza

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 16 comments

"Starting with the pre-ferment gives you a dough that's more resilient than most make-at-home pizza crusts." [Photograph: Caroline Russock] Homemade pizza is something that I try my hand at fairly frequently and although it's never bad, many times the dough... More

Cook the Book: The Grand Central Baking Book

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With so many cookbooks piling up in this office, we had to add a second Cook the Book this week! —The Mgmt. Those of you who live in the Pacific Northwest are probably already familiar with The Grand Central Bakery. Founded by Gwenyth Bassetti over 35 years ago the bakery pioneered artisanal baking movement in the area and expanded to a mini empire of bakeries in the Seattle and Portland areas. Piper Davis, Bassetti's daughter has since taken over the family business and has recently come out with a cookbook filled with all of the sweet and savory baked goods they've become known for. With the help of pastry chef Ellen Jackson the two have compiled The Grand Central Baking... More

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