THE GRAND CENTRAL BAKING BOOK
Breakfast Pastries, Cookies, Pies, and Satisfying Savories from the Pacific Northwest’s Celebrated Bakery
by Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson
Northwest natives flock to their favorite Grand Central Bakery for gooey whole wheat cinnamon rolls with a strong cup of coffee, satisfying savory tarts filled with seasonal vegetables or fabulous fresh fruit pies filled with local fruit picked at its peak. Now, in The Grand Central Baking Book, by Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson, recipes for Grand Central’s much-loved baked goods are available to home bakers for the first time, accompanied by easy-to-follow pointers on baking for breakfast and brunch, cookies, fruit desserts, cakes, pies, and more.
Grand Central Bakery has been serving handmade pastries and seasonal soups, salads, and sandwiches to a loyal following for more than thirty-five years. The same passion for fresh, local, and delicious ingredients that prompted the bakery’s founder, Gwenyth Bassetti, to lead the artisan bread revolution in the Pacific Northwest continues to inspire her daughter, Piper Davis, the cuisine manager for the bakery’s eight locations in Portland and Seattle.
The Grand Central Baking Book draws on a treasury of the bakery’s staples and family favorites. Quick and easy, these recipes are designed to showcase easy-to-find local and seasonal ingredients with ease and elegance while offering a thoughtful balance of practical wisdom and professional expertise. Grand Central’s rustic, unpretentious style can be mastered by the average cook in an ordinary kitchen without high-tech equipment, sophisticated techniques, or hard-to-find ingredients. Finally, these oft-requested bakery recipes are available to home bakers:
• Grand Central Bakery Scones
• Black Cherry and Raspberry Kuchen
• Ginger Molasses Cookies
• Cream Cheese Apple Cake
• Pumpkin Pie
• Salty Peanut Cookies
• Coconut Macaroons
• Grand Central Bakery Jammers
In addition to these recipes for Grand Central staples, Piper shares an eclectic collection of favorite family recipes such as Lemon Bars, Clover Rolls, buttermilk biscuits, popovers, and pot pies. The Grand Central Baking Book, loaded with original information, including unique professional pointers and clever techniques, is an invaluable resource for bakers in search of ways to integrate food made from fresh, flavorful ingredients into their daily lives.
About the Authors
PIPER DAVIS is the co-owner and cuisine manager of the Grand Central Baking Company, which has been credited with reviving artisan bread and was called one of the top ten bakeries in the country by Bon Appétit. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
ELLEN JACKSON is an award-winning pastry chef, food writer and stylist. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Both authors are available for interviews. Visit www.grandcentralbakery.com
About the Book
The Grand Central Baking Book
Breakfast Pastries, Cookies, Pies, and Satisfying Savories from the Pacific Northwest’s Favorite Bakery
Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson
$30 hardcover • 208 pages • 65 full-color photographs, 85 recipes • 8 x 10 inches
ISBN: 978-1-58008-953-1 • Publication Date: October 2009
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