Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cookbook Review: The Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook

Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch & Beyond from New York's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant

I have decided after reading the Fat Witch Bakery cookbook, Tate's Bakery cookbook and now the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook that I need to visit New York City again, just to check out all of the amazing bakeries. I have yet to be disappointed in the creative, delicious recipes I have found in these books.

The Clinton St. Baking Company was started by husband and wife team DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg. Neil is the chief baker who has developed their recipes. They serve breakfast all day long, plus soups and sandwiches in the afternoon. From the beginning, their mission has been, “to offer the best baked goods in the city, using the freshest ingredients, hand mixed in small batches.”

Their breakfast sandwiches are built on buttermilk biscuits. Years before the Clinton St. Baking Company even opened its doors, Neil spent weeks trying to perfect the biscuits he now uses. They sell biscuit sandwiches with eggs, bacon and a tomato jam that sounds amazing. Other items on their menu include whole wheat biscuits, muffins of all sorts, scones, pancakes, waffles and enough egg dishes to satisfy anyone seeking a hearty breakfast. All of these recipes are in the book.

Lunch dishes include Maple Butternut Soup, Turkey Chili, Tomato Zucchini Bisque, Fish Po'Boys, burgers, grilled goat cheese sandwiches. On the side you can get onion rings, potato pancakes and these wonderful sounding hashbrowns that are made from twice cooked potatoes. (I am already planning to include those on my menu next week).

Rounding out their menu (and cookbook) are the desserts. From a decadent black and white cake to homey fruit pies and cookies, they serve a delightful assortment of goodies. I am particularly excited to try their brookies, a combination brownie/cookie creation that I am sure my family will love.

I really enjoy reading “bakery” cookbooks. I get all of the great recipes that are putting that particular place on the map. I also get to file that place away in my mind. You know, just in case I win the lottery that I never play and get to travel at my leisure. I think a country-wide tour of bakeries would be a dream!

These are my opinions and I received no compensation for them


Drick said...

now if any one should win the lottery and go on a tour of bakeries, it should be you... to make these is one thing but to enjoy them in the atmosphere of the place would be excitingly delicious... sounds like an interesting book, esp the breakfast biscuits with the tomato jam... yum

Donna said...

Clinton St. has the BEST BLUEBERRY PANCAKES EVER!!!! Totally worth the 2 hour wait:)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh my! I live in NYC yet I never visiited this brunch spot! I will have to rectify this! Thanks for the wonderful review.

Olivia said...

Oh, how I love to bake! I didn't bake the blueberry buckle this a.m. (Too lazy--we had cereal.) But I plan on trying again in the morning. I know my fam is going to love it!

Kita said...

Once again - great review. Please please please keep em coming. I really enjoy them.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Did you try any of the recipes?

Scarletta said...

A bakery tour of the world, or at least NYC, sounds right up my alley! When can be leave? :) Thanks for the review!

Sweet and Savory said...

I have this book, on order, and can't wait to get it. Thanks for the review.

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