Author(s): Christina Tosi
When David Chang opened his Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York in 2004 it was missing one thing - dessert. Dessert was just one of the many things that Chang didn't approve of! Dessert was for wimps (not the word he used!).
Then he met Christina Tosi and realised that he was wrong - very wrong, but only because Tosi's take on dessert was so insanely brilliant, addictive and different. And so it came to pass that Tosi was producing amazing desserts for Chang's 2 star Michelin restaurant Momofuku Ko and rocking a nation with her extraordinary plates of sweet things.
And then she asked Chang if he would back her in opening a Momofuku Milk Bar bakery, to be linked with the ever growing family of Momofukus, to produce amazing interpretations and creations of long loved recipes, based on childhood flavour memories and down-home classics. The Milk Bars were an instant hit and the recipes that came from them drew people from all over the USA and beyond to experience her unique, and often trademarked, creations.
The recipes in Milk Bar are singular and without compare. And in a time when baking has found itself a new home in the hearts of the British public, this collection of recipes can only add to the passion. Momofuku Milk Bar reveals the recipes for the addictive cookies, pies, cakes, ice creams and cereal milk delights that have captivated a city and a nation. The recipes are all derived from ten mother recipes from which she works her legendary riffs - Crack Pie, Compost Cookie and Cereal Milk Ice Cream are just some of the instant and way-out classics included in this sumptuous collection, so brilliantly photographed by Gabriele Stabile.