Friday, October 22, 2010

Review and giveaway (closed): Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook


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.

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 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.

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.

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Leave a comment below letting me know what is your favorite baked good to make or to eat!

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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. 

161 comments:

Laura said...

I love fresh baked muffins-strawberry,blueberry, banana nut. I would love to have this book for new ideas. I am a follower.
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I love to make mocha hazelnut brownies.
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Busy Working Mama said...

My fave is biscuits...I've got a salt tooth :)

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My favorite to make is chocolate chip cookies! My favorite to eat is cheesecake!

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Hi! I like to make cookies and eat them especially around Xmas time. Excellent giveaway! The pictures of the food look wonderful. :)

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This time of year I love to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

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I love making and eating brownies
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My favorite baked good to make AND eat is cheesecake - my husband calls me the cheesecake queen LOL I make so many of them for functions, to give at Christmas, etc. sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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I love pies and cheesecakes, and I love to make them in small ramekins.

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Apple Crumble Pie! I am good at making it and VERY GOOD at EATING it! LOl. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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Louis H said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

my favorite baked good is Apple Strudel

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I like to bake chocolate chip cookies.

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My favourite baked treat is a good old American Apple Pie with an occassional scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Thanks!

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I love making a Brown Sugar Cake, but I love eating any baked good.
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Our favorite is a no-knead Honey Wheat bread! I always keep a fresh loaf made!

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How am I supposed to pick ONE?! My most recent baked treat was apple cake with caramel sauce. I love to bake so many things!
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I absolutely love to make brownies. they can be plain or with chocolate bits sprinkles in, or with dark cherries baked in, or with a layer of peppermint patties baked into the middle.

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My favorite baked good to make is cake... and then decorate it!
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My favorite baked good is Oatmeal Raisin cookies.

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my favorite baked good has to be chocolate chip pecan cookies

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i love chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven and add some ice cream! yummy!!
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blueberry muffins

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