Dean was the joint recipient of a prestigious "gold
ladle" (known as a Jacob’s Creek World
Food Media Award) for his first book ‘The
New Zealand Baker - secrets and recipes from the professionals’ in
The New Zealand Baker also won 'best
photography award' at the World Cook Book Awards in
Perigueux, France, 2000.
Dean's second book, Baker —the best of international
baking from Australia & New Zealand won the Best
Bread Book award in English at the Gourmand World Cookbook
In 2005, Dean's work was recognised with the Wolf Blass Wines World
Food Media Award – Golden Ladle for the Best Soft
Cover Recipe Book (RRP under US$25) 2005 for his third book ‘Taste – baking
In 2010, Dean's fourth book Global Baker - Dean Brettschneider was
nominated for the Best Soft Cover Recipe Book at the 2010 Le
Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards.
These awards were judged by peers, food writers from around the world,
so they are particularly highly valued.
|A Treasury of New Zealand
Released: 2 October 2009
by Lauraine Jacobs
Photography by Aaron McLean
All royalties go the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.
Random House NZ
Over 100 recipes from New Zealand’s leading food writers
and chefs, baked by Dean Brettschneider, photographed by Aaron McLean.
A treasure trove of cakes, slices, loaves, scones, tarts and muffins from
our best-loved foodwriters and chefs. Infused with love and a generosity
of spirit, A Treasury of New Zealand Baking is destined to become
a comforting kitchen companion to be treasured and passed down through
Available at bookstores and supermarkets.
|The New Zealand Baker
- secrets and recipes from the professionals
The New Zealand Baker - secrets and recipes
from the professionals is a response
to the interest of both home cooks and chef bakers who
want to extend their baking skills and learn from the experts.
This comprehensive book includes technical detail and advice plus favourite
recipes from bakeries, restaurants and delis. This wonderful collection
includes new and innovative, as well as traditional styles of baking – everything
from leaven bread to croissants or honey and almond tart. The bakery section
presents recipes from about 20 of New Zealand's best bakeries.
reviews & awards.
|Baker - the best of
international baking from Australia and New Zealand
Baker —the best of international baking from Australia & New
Zealand won the Best Bread Book award in English
at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2001.
This book presents everything the home baker, professional baker or chef
needs to know about breads, cakes and pastries.
reviews & awards.
|Taste - baking with
Released April 2005
Worldwide, bakers are taking inspiration from the alluring new
flavours they encounter on their travels. In Taste - Baking with Flavour,
award-winning authors Dean Brettschneider and Lauraine Jacobs offer more
than 50 recipes.
Clearly set out, featuring 'Keys to Success' and Aaron McLean's outstanding
photographs, this exciting new collection is for serious bakers and novice
reviews & awards.
|Global Baker - Dean
Released October 2007.
A book of inspirational recipes with international influences
- bread, pastries, cakes and desserts.
In this, his fourth book, Dean shares recipes for bread, pastries, cakes
and desserts that reflect his broad international experience. There are
also extensive instructions on techniques and ingredients, and decoration
reviews & awards.
| The Menu
Published October 2008.
An inspiring collection of 15 five-course menus, co-authored
by celebrated chef David Laris and master baker and pâtissier Dean
From the breads at the start of a meal, to the starters, mains, desserts
and petit fours, these recipes will inspire and invigorate the home cook
Details & reviews.
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|The Cook & The Baker
Released: 1 October 2010
Dean Brettschneider & Mark McDonough
Imprint: Random House New Zealand
From a dedicated cook and an international baker comes a stunning
collection of recipes highlighting their shared passion.
Stylish, gutsy food from Global Baker Dean Brettschneider (judge of Nestlé New
Zealand's Hottest Home Baker), and Mark McDonough of Newmarket's highly
successful Zarbo Deli and Café. Together they have assembled
this collection of delicious recipes for the home chef – breads, entrées,
mains, desserts, cakes, cookies and pastries. Each recipe is crammed full
of flavour and colour from fabulous fresh ingredients, herbs and spices.
Launched together with the TV programme of the same name, showing on NZ's
Food TV, from October 3, 2010.
Dean Brettschneider has
written or contributed to thirteen best-selling
and highly praised books about bakers and baking.
| Baker & Cook
Released: October 2017
Author: Dean Brettschneider
Format: Hardback, 312 pages
Marshall Cavendish Cuisine
Dean Brettschneider finally brings to you the story and recipes behind the successful artisan and food store, Baker & Cook. The recipes for all your Baker & Cook favourites are right here for you to try at home.
Nobody ever reads a book from cover to cover. Dean Brettschneider, Baker & Cook founder would know - he has written 12 of them so far but his latest book, Baker & Cook - the story and recipes behind the successul artisan bakery and food store, is a little different.
The story draws you in from Dean's time in Shanghai and a bad business fallout that led to a small yet might discovery: learning to use Chinese five-spice powder instead of European mixed spices in a traditional carrot cake recipe, a little twist that led Baker & Cook's carrot cake to its internation fame today.
| BREAD by Dean Brettschneider
Released: July 2014
Format: Paperback, 208 pages
From Global Baker Dean Brettschneider comes this mouth-watering collection of more than 60 bread recipes plus detailed step-by-step instructions on artisan bread making techniques.
Bread by Dean Brettschneider is the definitive collection of irresistible recipes from a truly global baker, with stunning photography from leading food photographer, Aaron
Whether you fancy a bagel or a baguette, sourdough or sticky buns, these delectable and easy-to-follow recipes are sure to become firm favourites.
| BAKED: Treats for
Breakfast, Lunch & Tea
Released: May 2013
Paperback, 208 pages
A collection of more than 80 delectable recipes to bake at home from Global
Baker and patissier Dean Brettschneider.
On a typical day at one of Dean Brettschneider's many bakeries, you will find
freshly baked croissants, American-style muffins, chocolate cakes, Danish rye
bread, hazelnut biscotti, Turkish pide and a selection of homemade jams and chutneys.
In Baked: Treats for Breakfast, Lunch & Tea, Dean shares the recipes and tricks
of the trade you need to recreate these baked goods and more in your very own
home - because nothing beats enjoying a delectable treat straight out of the
80+ Pies and Pastry Delights
Released: July 2012
Hardback, Penguin Group (NZ)
A generous, mouth-watering collection of the most irresistible pastry classics
and creations from around the world, by award-winning Global Baker and
patissier Dean Brettschneider.
Who can resist a steaming-hot home-baked pie?
Whether it's savoury or sweet, humble or gourmet, individual or family-sized,
a tasty pie is an enduring Kiwi favourite. Particularly good in winter, there
is nothing more satisfying than eating a piping-hot, freshly baked pie, tart,
quiche or even sausage roll which has just come out of the kitchen oven, brimming
with various fillings enclosed in a buttery
Pie: 80+ Pies and Pastry Delights is the definitive
pie cookbook, unlocking the secrets to making a truly melt-in-your-mouth pie.
|New Zealand's Hottest
Home Baker, with Dean Brettschneider
Released: March 2011
Following on from the top-rating and highly successful television programme,
and coinciding with the launch of the second series on TV3, comes the book
of the series, New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker, with
Global Baker and series judge, Dean Brettschneider, shares
his golden rules of baking to bring the home baker a range of accessible
and inspirational recipes from the eight contestants featured in the first
series, and inspire them in their own kitchens.
The book captures all the top recipes from the show, including biscuits,
slices, breads, scones, cakes and cupcakes, muffins, savoury and sweet
pies, tarts and desserts. Filled with tips and tricks from Dean throughout
the book, the reader will be able to learn how to make professional looking
Packed with beautiful food photography and bustling with
behind-the-scenes action shots from the show, this is the perfect
book for any aspiring home baker.