A design-forward cookbook for sweet and savory baked goods from London’s popular Violet Bakery that specializes in quality ingredients, seasonality, and taste (versus science) as the keys to creating satisfying, delightful homemade pastries, tarts, sweets, and more.
Violet is a jewel box of a cake shop and café in Hackney, east London. The baking is done with simple ingredients including whole grain flours, less refined sugars, and the natural sweetness and nuanced hues of seasonal fruits. The whole lot is made in an open kitchen for people to look. Famed for its exquisite baked goods, Violet has transform a destination.
Owner Claire Ptak uses her Californian sensibility to create recipes which are both nourishing and indulgent. With a careful eye to taste and the usage of the purest ingredients, she has created essentially the most flavorful iterations of classic cakes, in addition to new treats for up to date palates. Over 100 recipes include nourishing breakfasts, midday snacks, desserts to share, fruit preserves, and stylish celebration cakes.
This book is about making baking worth it: simple to cook and satisfying to eat.