Dappled: Baking Recipes for Fruit Lovers: A Cookbook (Hardcover)

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I’m just beginning to experiment with baking, and while I love a yellow cake with chocolate frosting, I don’t necessarily want to bake that. I love baking with fruit! I love how seasonal and simple fruit dessert dishes can be. DAPPLED is a favorite and offers a huge variety of fruits used in classic desserts and some imaginative modern takes on old favorites. This cookbook is perfect for the apprehensive baker and farmers’ market regular in your life. 

— From Katie's Top Ten of 2019: Food, Memory, and Mess Making


Fresh fruit-based desserts from beloved Los Angeles pastry chef and restaurateur Nicole Rucker.

Nicole Rucker is responsible for some of the most raved-about and Instagrammed pastries and baked goods in Los Angeles, first as the Pastry Chef at the hotspots Gjelina Take Away and Gjusta, then through her pie company Rucker's Pie and restaurant Fiona. In her debut cookbook, Rucker shares her obsession and her recipes with readers to help them achieve the same kind of magical alchemy she's perfected in fruit desserts.

To Rucker, fruit is every bit as decadent as chocolate cake and in this unique guide to crafting desserts, she offers up an enthusiastic ode to baking with seasonal ingredients, from summertime peaches to winter citrus. As much a storyteller as she is a baker, Rucker warmly relays her lifelong passion for fruit with charm and humor. With imaginative adaptations of classic dishes like Peach and Ricotta Biscuit Cobbler and Huckleberry Blondies, Rucker's recipes are for the wide-eyed fruit lover and farmers' market trawler in all of us.

About the Author

Nicole Rucker is the founder and owner of Fiona and Rucker's Pie in Los Angeles. She is a four-time blue ribbon winner of KCRW's Good Food Pie Contest. Prior to opening Fiona, Nicole was the Pastry Chef at Gjelina Take Away and Gjusta Bakery in Venice, California. Her writing and recipes have appeared in Bon Appetit, Lucky Peach, The Los Angeles Times, and inside the cookbook Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780735218017
ISBN-10: 0735218013
Publisher: Avery
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English