In her debut publication, Michelle Polzine, of San Francisco's 20th Century Cafe, demystifies her infamous creation, the Honey Cake. A ten layer sponge confection, tempered by burnt honey and capped with a dulce de leche cream frosting. Thankfully that's not her only genius as she lays out 75 no fail recipes in Baking at the 20th Century Cafe. Her obsession with tortes, blini, pierogi, strudels, linzer cookies and their accessibility may just transform your kitchen to any of the grand cafes of Vienna or Budapest.
And artfully captured by our friend, Aya Brackett.
Hardcover; 352 pages
Publisher: Artisan 10/20