A huge thank you to Norm and Stan for the NY Bakery testing experience
We've reached the end of the test baking experience for Norm Berg and Stan Ginsberg's NY Bakery Cookbook. I've found it a highly rewarding experience. It's stretched me in many ways (skills and waistline). I have never been very disciplined about following recipes so that in itself was worthwhile. I certainly gained respect for how challenging it must be to write a cookbook--particularly a baking book with all its variables.
For me the highlights were the chocolate roll, Polish potato bread, and sourdough challah. I saw photos of many other creations other test bakers made that looked fantastic. I can't wait to purchase copies of the book. (Great gift along with a plate of sour cream spritz cookies!).
Anyway, Norm and Stan--thank you for putting together this book and organizing this testing experience. I wish you tremendous success with the publication. Please keep us posted on your progress.
And to my fellow testers, what did you take away from this experience?