Korean Cakes Recipes
This book holds over 1000 photographs and illustrations for a complete, step-by-step visual representation of each recipe. It includes over 100 recipes – a fusion of the finest European and Asian pastries. This selection of cookies, pastries, breads, and much more is sure to capture the American audience with fresh and never before seen looks and tastes.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #561732 in Books
- Published on: 2005-07-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .2 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 240 pages
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
By Jennifer A. Wickes
A top notch baking book that fuses European pastries with Asian ingredients: Imagine the richness of French desserts mixed with ingredients like green tea and ginger? This is a cookbook like no other.
Young Mo Kim began his adventures in baking when he was 17 years old. His passion brought him to pastry arts school. Before he was 30 years old, he opened his first bakery in Seoul, Korea. Currently, he has four bakeries and one cafe. Not only does he teach baking at culinary schools as well as to home bakers, he is also a celebrity chef on television. He is currently the president of the Korean Bakers Association. This is his third baking book, and the first one in English.
Not only are there fantastic photos of the finished product for each recipe, but also photos of each stage of creation, totally over 1000 photos! I find this extremely helpful when trying a completely new recipe.
Young Mo Kim’s experience at teaching home bakers is quite evident. He explains the method to each recipe so well, anyone can try these recipes.
Chapters included in this book are: Simple Delights (cookies, pound cake and more); A World of Bread (croissants, scones, bagels and more); Fantastic Desserts (tarts, souffles and more); Cakes for Special Occasions (genoises, sponges, cheesecakes and more); Valentine’s Day (chocolate); Holiday Treats (yule logs, fruit cake and more); ingredients; and equipment.
One of my favorite recipes is: Pumpkin Cake. It is very different from what we usually see. The cake is a layer cake with the cake part made of a pumpkin genoise. Instead of a cream cheese frosting, the cake is filled with a pumpkin mousse. It is topped with chantilly cream. The entire outside of the cake is covered in genoise powder and then utilizing a jack o lantern stencil and cocoa powder, there is a jack o lantern on the top of the cake!
Another tidbit about this book is that there are Dream Character characters that offer tips and ideas throughout the book. It’s like getting a tiny bit of anime on each page!
For the home baker that is wanting an easy-to-read book that offers new ideas to baking your repertoire. This is a wonderful book!
UPDATE: Winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award for 2006 Best Desserts Book in the World on May 21st, 2006.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
Tastes just as good as it looks
My girlfriend bought this book for me after I said I wanted to try baking at home, and I was a little intimidated at first because all of the pictures looked so professional. But as soon as I dove in, I found that the recipes were very easy to follow, and my cakes ended up looking (almost) as good! But more importantly, they tasted phenomenal. The ingredients are always very specific, they don’t want you to use just any old kind of flour. But I’m sure you could and it would still taste great! Anyway, I’ve made about a dozen of the recipes so far with very little trouble (any omissions were my own I’m sure)and I can’t wait to try some of those delicious looking holiday cakes. If you love baking, do yourself a favor and buy this book. If I can use it, you can too!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
Even I can bake!
By Rosemarie Guaglieri
A friend of mine bought me this book to prove to me that even I can bake! She is an excellent baker & I would never even try because I was always intimidated by her baking skills. Well, it turns out – even I can bake! This book or should I call it a baking road map helped me so much. The format of this book is great – it is inviting and does not scare the heck out of you when you open it up. Usually I say, I can’t do this stuff. But this book is easy to read and understand. Each baking instruction has a corresponding picture to illustrate the steps. When I go through the recipes I feel like I have Young Mo Kim in the kitchen with me – teaching me – guiding me – helping me along the way. The characters were also very helpful providing tips & guidance & very funny at times. A cookbook with humor – what a concept!! I recommend this book highly and will probably give this as gift to my baking challenged friends and family.
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