Congrats to my giveaway winner: jakiesmom
When the weather starts turning cold and the leaves start changing color, I am invariably gripped by the need to break out my mixing bowls and start baking! This baking fervor intensifies the closer we get to the holidays, and by Christmas I'm usually overrun by cookies and muffins and bread. I planned to restrain myself a bit this year, then, thanks to The Product Review Place and Hachette Book Group, I received a glorious new cookbook- the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook. Here's a bit about the book from its website:
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.I think I gained 5 pounds just from looking at the pictures in this book- they're all so gorgeous and yummy-looking! The book includes ten sections, ranging from biscuits to pancakes, soups to sandwiches to sides, desserts to drinks. Pretty much everything that you need to make a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch. The recipes are nicely laid out, with an ingredient list, step-by-step instructions and notes about the recipe. There's even a great section with recipes for condiments, so you can make your own jams and sauces to go along with your baked goods.
In the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook, owners DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg share more than 100 treasured recipes that have made their restaurant a sensation. Learn the secret to their house-made buttermilk biscuits and tomato jam, irresistible muffins and scones, delicious soups and sandwiches, and their decadent, eye-catching desserts. Helpful techniques, like Neil's patented omelet "flip and tuck," and gorgeous color photographs throughout will have readers cooking like pros in no time, and sharing the delicious results.
I decided to try the Raspberry Yogurt Muffins for my first attempt at baking from this cookbook, and I was very pleased with the results. Even with Vivian hanging on my legs as I attempted to mix and measure, the muffins turned out nice and moist and so yummy. The combination of the flavors of raspberry and yogurt and the glaze on top was just perfect. (Note, I did use less sugar than the glaze recipe called for, since I was sharing with my little kids. So this doesn't look exactly like the picture of the muffins in the book. But still yummy!) I'm really looking forward to trying more recipes from this cookbook!
One of my raspberry yogurt muffins
If you're a baker or if there's someone in your life who loves to whip up baked goods and other yummy things, definitely take a look at this cookbook!
And I have great news- one of you will win a copy of this book! Open to US and Canadian mailing addresses.
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Giveaway will close at 9PM Pacific time on November 12, 2010. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.