Professional Baking by Wayne Gisslen is worth the money because this helped me to form the foundation of my knowledge on the subject. " Amazon.com review Professional Baking is the most widely used textbook for the introductory baking course. Its comprehensiveness is unmatched in the market and its clear and technically accurate content provide readers with the base of knowledge that they need to further their skills. This new edition continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the basics (bread making and cake mixing) and provides enhanced coverage of higher level techniques (pastry, chocolate, sugar work), which are becoming increasingly common in the introductory course.
Table of Contents
Recipe Contents. About Le Cordon Bleu. Foreword. Preface. Chapter 1. The Baking Profession. Chapter 2. Basic professional Skills: Bakeshop Math and Sanitation. Chapter 3. Baking and Pastry Equipment. Chapter 4. Ingredients. Chapter 5. Basic Baking Principles. Chapter 6. Understanding Yeast Doughs. Chapter 7. Understanding Artisan Breads. Chapter 8. Lean Yeast Doughs. Chapter 9. Rich Yeast Doughs. Chapter 10. Quick Breads. Chapter 11. Doughnuts, Fritters, Pancakes, and Waffles. Chapter 12. Basic Syrups, Creams, and Sauces. Chapter 13. Pies. Chapter 14. Pastry Basics. Chapter 15. Tarts and Special Pastries. Chapter 16. Cake Mixing and Baking. Chapter 17. Assembling and Decorating Cakes. Chapter 18. Specialty Cakes, Gateaux, and Torten. Chapter 19. Cookies. Chapter 20. Custards Puddings, Mousses, and Souffles. Chapter 21. Frozen Desserts. Chapter 22. Fruit Desserts. Chapter 3. Dessert Presentation. Chapter 24. Chocolate. Chapter 25. Marzipan, Nouogatine, and Pastillage. Chapter 26. Sugar Techniques. Chapter 27. Baking for Special Diets. Appendix 1. Large-Quantity Measurements. Appendix 2. Metric Conversion Factors. Appendix 3. Decimal Equivalents of Common Fractions. Appendix 4. Approximate Volume Equivalents of Common Fractions. Appendix 4. Approximate Volume Equivalents of Dry Foods. Appendix 5. Temperature Calculations for Yeast Doughs. Appendix 6. Eggs and Safety. Glossary. Bibliography. Recipe Index. Subject Index.