cover image 100 Morning Treats

100 Morning Treats

Sarah Kieffer. Chronicle, $27.50 (304p) ISBN 978-1-79721-616-4

Bestseller Kieffer (100 Cookies) presents enticing breakfast goodies in this pleasant volume. Her recipes will satisfy an array of palettes, from breakfast classics like pancakes and buttermilk cinnamon rolls to more adventurous fare, including toasted sesame sweet buns and white chocolate and fig pound cake. Fans will notice that Kieffer has refreshed some recipes from her previous books: in her latest rendition of blueberry muffins, she adds almond flour for a more tender texture, and readers won’t need to use a stand mixer for her newest version of brown butter banana bread. Those in the mood for more savory breakfast items will be pleased with such options as prosciutto Gruyère croissants and ham and cheese breakfast sliders. Kieffer shares helpful, step-by-step photographs for some of the more time-consuming recipes, including how to assemble the blood orange poppy seed pull-apart bread and how to shape the dough for a cream-filled Danish. This volume is a must for bakers at all levels who want to create memorable morning meals. (May)