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Corrections: The Baking Bible

Jan 29, 2015 | From the kitchen of Rose

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p. 14 Variation Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake: Brush the bottom and the sides with butter.

p. 77 Crème Anglaise for the Coconut Silk Meringue Buttercream: The weight of 3 egg yolks should be 2 ounces/56 grams.

p. 119: Génoise: Due to the lower ratio of yolk to white in most eggs, we are now recommending to add an extra egg yolk (1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon (17 ml)|0.7 ounce|19 grams) to ensure a fine texture. Also it is important to use a non-GMO cornstarch to achieve a fine texture.

p. 145: Tea Ganache: The instant powdered lemon tea weighs 0.3 ounce/8.4 grams.

p. 251 Pomegranate Winter Pie, Special Equipment for Crisp Meringue Pie Shell: Instead of coating the pan with shortening and flour, spray it lightly with non-stick cooking spray and coat it with cornstarch. It will make removing the slices much easier. Also, it's fine to spread the meringue instead of piping it, but be sure to make an even thickness.

p. 313 Ricotta now comes in 15 ounce/425 gram containers which is fine but if you are using volume it would be 1-3/4 cups (the volume listed was incorrect).

p. 314 Pasta Frolla for the Pizza Rustica: Roll it 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick (1/8 if you like a thinner crust.).

p. 319 (re solution for flat cookies) Use a lower protein flour...(higher protein absorbs more liquid leaving less to turn to steam and puff.)

p. 334: Luxury Oatmeal Cookies: The volume of the oatmeal should be 2-3/4 cups.

p. 338 Gingersnaps: Use volume, not weight for the ground ginger. The weight should not be indicated and 3 grams is not correct.

p. 347: My Chocolate Chip Cookies: Baking time should be 7 to 10 minutes. and on p. 350: Bake for 4 minutes; rotate and continue baking for 3 to 6 minutes.

p. 374 Pizza Rustica: top of the page, 2nd line, the dough should be rolled 1/8 inch thick, not 1/4 inch thick.

p. 388 Mini Gateaux Breton, in the chart, the entry for the butter should read (high quality lightly salted butter). This will refer to the Note on page 390 re using Vermont lightly salted butter.

p. 485: Kouign Amann: End of the first turn paragraph, the weight of the finished dough will be almost 2 pounds/900 grams.


Happy to help out. I'm working on a blog post for my website on pie crust quantity sizing for various sizes and shapes of pie pans and types of crusts (eg, lattice top), and was listing the wide range in recommendations given in various books and online sources. 11 1/4 ounces would be 66%.


Rose Levy Beranbaum
Rose Levy Beranbaum in reply to comment from Mike Nolan
09/ 5/2017 12:22 PM

thank you for pointing that out Mike--you are absolutely right and i'm amazed that none of us noticed this before. best to use 66% rather than 56%.


There seems to be an inconsistency in the pie dough recipe for the 10 strip lattice pie on page 188 and 189. Your recipe makes 17 ounces. It says to divide the dough into 2/3 and 1/3 portions, but then it says to use 9.5 ounces for the lower crust. That's about 56%, not 2/3.


Rose Levy Beranbaum
Rose Levy Beranbaum in reply to comment from Jeff Sparrowq
08/ 8/2017 03:41 PM

thank you Jeff. you made the right choice. my original recipe on my computer says 1 container which used to be 16 ounces and now is 15 and would indeed be 1-3/4 cups. i will add it to this errata page post haste!


Jeff Sparrowq
Jeff Sparrowq
08/ 8/2017 03:12 PM

On page 313, the filling for Pizza Rustica, the recipe calls for 1 cup plus 1 Tablespoon of whole milk ricotta and has a weight equivalent of 16 oz. One small container of ricotta has 1 3/4 cup and weighs 15 oz. So, either the volume measurement is wrong or the weight. I'm going with the whole container, thinking that more ricotta can't be a bad thing.


Really appreciate all this good info.


Rose Levy Beranbaum
Rose Levy Beranbaum in reply to comment from Hector
08/16/2015 01:42 PM

Hector my dear, you always manage to give more than you get!


Here is my payback for your time: the kindle is great to increase font size. But this does not affect the charts!!!!! However, rotating the iPhone into landscape, automatically makes the charts with bigger font. Marvelous.


Thank you. I was on the kindle version on my iPhone and must had misread. It does say TB today :)


Rose Levy Beranbaum
Rose Levy Beranbaum
08/14/2015 11:56 AM

Hector, in my copy of the book it says 1/2 tablespoon which is 7.5 ml.


for the batter on the Chocolate Pavarotti cake, vanila says 1/2 tsp or 7.5 ml. is this correct? isn't 1/2 tsp 5 ml? or you meant 1 1/2 tsp?


Rose Levy Beranbaum
Rose Levy Beranbaum
01/30/2015 11:31 PM

Thank you Ambrosia--fixed!


Correction for the correction. :-)

For p. 338 Gingersnaps, I assume that the second sentence should read, "The weight should not be indicated and 3 grams is not correct."



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