Unlimited [Fiction Book] ☆ The Violet Bakery Cookbook - by Claire Ptak ↠

By Claire Ptak | Comments: ( 834 ) | Date: ( Jan 20, 2020 )

Violet is a bijou cake shop and caf in Hackney, east London The baking is done with simple ingredients including wholegrain flours, less refined sugars and the natural sweetness and muted colours of seasonal fruits Everything is made in an open kitchen for people to see Famed for its exquisite baked goods, Violet has become a destination.Owner Claire Ptak uses her CaliViolet is a bijou cake shop and caf in Hackney, east London The baking is done with simple ingredients including wholegrain flours, less refined sugars and the natural sweetness and muted colours of seasonal fruits Everything is made in an open kitchen for people to see Famed for its exquisite baked goods, Violet has become a destination.Owner Claire Ptak uses her Californian sensibility to devise recipes that are both nourishing and indulgent With real thought about taste and using the purest ingredients, she has created the most flavoursome iterations of classic cakes, as well as new treats for modern palates Over 100 recipes include nourishing breakfasts, midday snacks,teatime treats, puddings to share, pantry preserves, and stylish celebration cakes For example Morning Buckwheat Granola or Cinnamon BunsMidday Squash, Brown Butter and Sage Quiche or Mozzarella, Rosemary and New Potato TartsTeatime Butterscotch Blondie or Ginger Molasses CakeDesserts Cherry Cobbler or Fig Leaf Ice cream Party Party Loganberry vanilla Birthday Cake or Coconut cream Trifle CakeThis book is about making baking worth it simple to cook and satisfying to eat.


  • Title: The Violet Bakery Cookbook
  • Author: Claire Ptak
  • ISBN: 9780224098502
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover

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Claire Ptak

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Comments The Violet Bakery Cookbook

  • Jillyn

    I absolutely love this cookbook. It's vibrant, easy to follow, and full of amazing sounding recipes. The year is almost over, and this is so far one of the best cookbooks I've gotten to review in 2015.It's sorted by the time of day and the type of event. There's also an introduction, a guide to a mise en place, tips, tasting tips, and even notes on foraging for fresher ingredients. A nice touch to this book is the amount of personal stories that are inside. It makes the book clear that it's writ [...]


  • Lara

    Violet Bakery Cookbook includes recipes from a London bakery of which I was unaware until the opportunity to review the book. The book begins with the story of how the bakery came to be, and some advice on the ingredients. Then follows the recipes, organized by meal from breakfast through dessert, including a section of pantry recipes that are used as ingredients in other recipes. Most recipes are for sweet items, though there are a number of savory items such as scones, sandwiches, quiches, tar [...]


  • Janka H.

    Next time I am in London i am definitely visiting Violet Bakery! All the recipes described just sounds very mouth-watering and after scrolling through the book pages one feels like he should bake any of the recipes! Also I love that the baking is unconventional, creative and using the cosmopolitan combinations (with a bit of preference towards the French "cuisine"). Also some of the recipes are gluten free and using different types of flour, which is welcome when one is on a healthy lifestyle tr [...]


  • Debbie

    This lovely cookbook has over 100 recipes for everything from breakfast/brunch fare to a decadent dessert. The photographs are enticing, so don't read on an empty stomach!The only thng that keeps me from giving the book five stars is the fact that there didn't seem to be anything new and inventive that I haven't seen in a multitude of other books. Maybe part of the allure of the book is the association with The Violet Bakery. Since I have never been there to visit, I may be missing that connecti [...]


  • Lynne

    I love this book! This cookbook, based on a bakery in London, has an abundance of delicious recipes! Many are sweet but there is a nice amount of savory recipes too. I tried the sweet potato, coconut, date and rye muffins, sweet Ron and roasted tomato quiche, and the olive oil sweet wine cake. All were fabulous! I'm looking forward to making apricot kernel upside down cake and the mozzarella rosemary and new potato tarts. There is a great section on pantry items. Overall, this is an excellent ba [...]


  • Connie Hess

    I love good cookbooks. Claire Ptak shares her background and experiences along with wonderful recipes and beautiful photography. There are helpful hints to make your efforts more successful. I found myself running into my kitchen to see if I had a needed ingredient to make a particular muffin immediately!


  • Jessie

    I’ve made several recipes so far and they’ve all been delicious!


  • Kelly Martin

    This sounded like a good cookbook. It turned out to be more of the same.


  • Belinda

    4,25 stars - English hardcover - Enjoyed these recipes with other sugar suggestions.


  • M.L.

    Violet Bakery Cookbook – Claire Ptak. I read this courtesy of Netgalley.This was a sparkling gem of a cookbook. The intro by Alice Waters drew a word picture of the London Violet Bakery. Then the author gave some nice background info on her path to operating the Violet Bakery. A natural progression of some training led to doing stagings. What are stagings? Apparently, restaurants who encounter a cook who is simpatico with their style of cuisine, will invite that person to work in their kitchen [...]


  • Megan

    DISCLAIMER: I received this copy for review from NetGalley.There’s a really lovely forward by Alice Waters; if she approves of Claire Ptak (who worked at the venerable Chez Panisse), that’s already a good thing in my book. There’s mentions of Jaime Oliver and Ottolenghi, too; she doesn’t do it to name-drop, but rather to talk about her influences and her career growth. Great start.I completely agree with Ptak’s perspective: taste should come before appearance. I hate it when it’s any [...]


  • Madison

    I found this to be an interesting cookbook. It felt like a mix between healthy and indulgent, artistic and homey and basic.The recipes are divided into morning, midday, afternoon, evening and party. Each section is then divided again into subgroups, such as cookies and bars, tea and loaf cakes and tart in the afternoon section. Most of the recipes are sweets or baked good, but there are also a nice collection of quiches in the midday section. There are some very interesting recipes in this book. [...]


  • A

    I loved this book! I’m not sure what it is with cookbooks changing the way things used to be divided out, but yet again this is not broken down like your old fashioned cook book. Instead it is broken down according to when an item might be served. Morning, afternoon, evening, party, etc. I wasn’t sure this would work for me, but the more I read the more it reminded me of my own personal cookbook made up of recipes I received from friends or relatives. I really identified with it, for me it r [...]


  • Connie

    I have a large collection of cookbooks and very little room for more, so a cookbook has to be really special to take up space in my kitchen. This one definitely is. Besides fulfilling a need (and I do mean need!) for baked goods in my life, the author has improved on the offerings and made them special with quality ingredients and whole grain flours that you know you should try, but don't know what you should do with them. Here's a selection of the recipes you will find in this cookbook: Quinoa, [...]


  • Lizzie

    I'm only two recipes in but this is my new favorite baking cookbook. The rye chocolate brownies are my new standard- they manage to both be moist and fudgy while also developing that shiny, flaky top bakery brownies always get. They obtain these heights not only because of cocoa and rye flour but also thanks to massive amounts of sugar. It is worth it! Today I made the coffee cardamom walnut cakes. They are lovely individual coffee cakes raised to fancy with a coffee icing. Next on my list are t [...]


  • Solfreedom

    I received this cookbook from NetGalley and Ten Speed Press, in exchange for my honest review!! Thanks for the pleasure!!This cookbook has wonderful recipes, using the freshest ingredients! These recipes are meant to spoil yourself and loved ones, with moist flavorful cakes and crunchy chewy cookies! Most of these recipes call for some planning, because of the use of quality less refined ingredients, along with seasonal products, not always readily available in your neck of the woods. I love the [...]


  • Tracey

    I am a total sucker for a beautiful cookbook. And therefore I was completely captivated by the Violet Bakery Cookbook. It is filled with photographs that are beautiful without being pretty-pretty - many of them could be still life paintings. And the recipes? Please. No, seriously: yes, please. Some are very simple and familiar - like Coconut Macaroons, with six ingredients (good ones) and doable directions; some are familiar-with-a-twist, like Rye Chocolate Brownies, using whole grain rye flour. [...]


  • Melissa

    If you're looking for a way to really utilize your local health food store, then look to further than the recipes in this book. You'll finally have a use for the spelt flour, quinoa flakes, agave syrup, and rolled oats you've been meaning to buy in an attempt to be more healthy. (Plus a few other items like Tahitian vanilla pods, rum butter, and blossom water that you're going to have to bug the store manager to order)This book is laid out in sections based on time of day- Morning, Midday, After [...]


  • Sara

    Pretty much everything has been incredible (or at the very least, great). Without a doubt my new favorite baking book.Made so far (20):Buckwheat apple crème fraîche sconesBuckwheat butter cookiesCheese and onion toastieBanana buttermilk bread (*)Lemon drizzle loafChewy ginger snaps (*)Oatmeal and candied peel cookiesCinnamon buns (*)Ginger molasses cake Chipotle and cheddar corn muffinsSour cream, chive and feta sconesButterscotch blondies (*)Blueberry, spelt and oat scones (*)Victoria sponge [...]


  • Teresa

    While the cakes and recipes in this book lack the "edgy" never-before-seen flavors/combinations that characterize many other cookbooks connected to popular bakeries, they cover all the bases. Even better is that they are meant to be made in a smaller space than most commercial kitchens which translates to home baking. The flavors are full of natural sweetness and the addition of bitterness to otherwise usually over-sweet confections. The addition of coffee to the frosting made it the most delici [...]


  • BookSnuggle

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/Ten Speed Press for an honest review. The pictures are wonderful. On my to do list are the following: Cinnamon Buns (can't wait to see how the addition of cardamom adds flavor to the cinnamon buns), Lemon Drizzle Loaf (my mom will love this), Tomato and Marjoram Tarts (my daughter will love this), and Cherry Cobbler (add a scoop of vanilla ice cream - yum!) I love how when I'm reading through the book I feel like the author and I are having a convers [...]


  • Maria

    Proof that you can't judge a book by its cover, this cookbook has a beautiful cover, but once you get inside it's both under- and overwhelming at the same time. There are an overwhelming number of underwhelming recipes. And some of them have just crazy ingredients. Seriously, where the hell am I supposed to get blossom water?Also, the size of the book is problematic. There's a reason that most cookbooks are larger, and it's so they can easily rest open on a counter or in a cookbook stand. This b [...]


  • Melissa

    . Who doesn’t love walking in to bakeries that are filled with delicious scents and mouthwatering treats decorated in wondrous display? The Violet Bakery is located in England and offers a variety of wonderful muffins, scones, and other items to their patrons and many of those are given as recipes in this cookbook. The ingredients are healthy and not heavily laden sugars. I was intrigued by some of the combined flavors that I had not considered before. The colorful photos which are beautiful e [...]


  • Martha

    Maybe I will try to bake more this coming year. This book is the encouragement. American expat, Claire Ptak, opened the Violet Bakery in London where she currently makes her home. She is also a food write and stylist. Fortunately, she gives us the US measurements with each of the recipes. I have to try the cinnamon buns first. You'll enjoy reading about Claire's path to the Violet Bakery. Would that we could all forage in and around our homes for ingredients that make pastries delectable and div [...]


  • Vicki

    This is such a pretty book--gorgeous colors, and lovely photographs of beautifully styled baked goods. It's definitely a modern cookbook with a lot of new concepts--violet flower flavored frosting, lots of different flours, like rye, spelt, and buckwheat. It's a pleasure to read, because to me, cookbooks are 50% about daydreaming. But the book delivers, too. I've tried Ptak's banana bread, and the buckwheat butter cookies as well. Really good, really pleasing. So, you learn a little bit, too.


  • False

    Claire Ptak, a West Coast American who followed her love to London, opened a bakery called Violet and is persuing the philosophy and practice of more wholegrain flours, reduced sweetness and muted, natural colors. Also unique flavors in baked goods like violets or rare Fragola grapes or quince. I hate seeking these things out, only to find out later you hate the recipe. And so many of hers have rarities in them. Spelt, rye, kamut and tonka jam. Good luck.


  • Jenn Ballmann

    I was sent a copy of the book for review through NetGalley, as always, all opinions are my own.I really wanted to love this book since baking is one of my passions, but I found it a bit disappointing. After flipping through the pages several times I only found a few recipes that I’d actually want to make. Those that did catch my eye were for jam, not baked goods. This book wasn't at all what I expected.


  • Erika

    This book is gorgeous from cover to cover. The recipes are beautifully described. They seem a bit challenging but like something any baker would want in their repertoire (this one certainly does). I intend to try out a whole mess of the recipes shared. The photography alone makes this book worth a read. Love it.


  • Tina

    Chocolate croissant bread pudding? Quinoa, hazelnut, and cherry granola? WHAT MORE MAY I SAY!!! I love that conversions are given for those of us not too familiar with the metric system. Pictures are beautiful. This is a delightful cookbook which allows a glimpse of an English bakery. Oh, yeah, forgot to mentionVIOLET ICING!!! Yum!


  • Mark O'Connell, LCSW

    Claire Ptak's recipes are all completely original takes on classic baked goodies, and they are delicious and super fun to make. They are also fun to read. Her flavor combinations are wild and creative and absolutely yummy. If you can't make it to her bake shoppe in London, Violet Cakes, owning this book is the next best thing. It would make a great gift for a baking lover.


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