Title: Mooncakes and Milk Bread
Author’s Name: Kristina Cho
Publisher: Harper Horizon
Page Count: 304 Pages
Author or Book Website: Eat Cho Food | A Creative Food Blog by Kristina Cho
Link to Amazon purchase page: Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries: Cho, Kristina: Amazon.com: Books
Link to Goodreads: Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries by Kristina Cho | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
In Mooncakes & Milk Bread, food blogger Kristina Cho (eatchofood.com) introduces readers to Chinese bakery cooking with fresh, uncomplicated interpretations of classic recipes for the modern baker.
Inside you’ll find sweet and savory baked buns, steamed buns, Chinese breads, unique cookies, whimsical cakes, juicy dumplings, Chinese breakfast dishes, and drinks. Recipes for steamed BBQ pork buns, pineapple buns with a thick slice of butter, silky smooth milk tea, and chocolate Swiss rolls all make an appearance–because a book about Chinese bakeries wouldn’t be complete without them!
Kristina teaches you to whip up these delicacies like a pro, including how to
Knead dough without a stand mixer
Avoid collapsed steamed buns
Infuse creams and custards with aromatic tea flavors
Mix the most workable dumpling dough
Pleat dumplings like an Asian grandma
This is the first book to exclusively focus on Chinese bakeries and cafes, but it isn’t just for those nostalgic for Chinese bakeshop foods–it’s for all home bakers who want exciting new recipes to add to their repertoires.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I picked to read and review this book because food is very important in my culture and reading this made me want to pay more attention to the family recipes. I have added some of these recipes to my food journal so I will always have them on hand and it makes me want to try out more of the savory recipes that I have discovered in this book.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars