High altitude baking

High Altitude Baking — All your questions answered



Schools Offering Cooking and Baking Classes at High Altitude Locations


Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
1937 Market St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-308-9300 • Fax: 303-308-9400


Luv to Cook
1211 North Main
Logan UT 84321
435-752-9220 or 1-888-GADGET9


Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe
181 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501


Santa Fe School of Cooking & Market
125 North Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM  87501


Casa de Cosinas
Calle San Rafael Norte #30a
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Phone from U.S. 1-707-254-9650


General Interest, Mail Order Sources, and Suppliers


American Almond Products Company, Inc.
100 Walworth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(800) 825-6663; (718) 875-8310
Love’n Bake® Almond paste, nut pastes and pastry fillings, especially Hazelnut Praline Paste, Marzipan, Pistachio Paste, Prune Lekvar, natural nut butter.


Broadway Panhandler
65 East 8th Street
New York, NY 10003
866-266-5927; 212-966-3434
Wide variety of home-use-commercial-grade cake, pie and pastry-baking equipment, full line of decorating utensils (bags, tips, colorings, etc.) plus wide selection of kitchen tools, cutlery.


Chocolate Snowball, by Letty Halloran Flatt
Globe Pequot Press, c. 1999, 2011.
Letty Flatt, longtime executive pastry chef at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, specializes in high altitude baking and healthy cooking. In this exceptional book, her desserts, pastries, breads, breakfast baking, ice cream and sorbet recipes are written for sea level but each recipe includes specific high altitude adjustments. There is also an excellent section on high altitude baking theory.


Look for Letty’s blog about vegetarian food and healthy desserts: www.lettyskitchen.com


King Arthur Flour – Bakery, Café, Shop, Baking Education Center
135 US Route 5 South
Norwich, VT 05055
Wide variety of pie, pastry, and cake baking equipment and utensils including Silpat nonstick baking pads, baking parchment, instant-read thermometers, rotary nut mills, all types of chocolate and cocoa, pure extracts, coarse crystal and pearl sugar, fruit oils, dried buttermilk powder, nuts, many types of organic seeds, grains, and flour.


New York Cake and Baking Distributors

56 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
(800) 942-2539; 212-675-2253
Wide variety of pastry, pie, and cake baking and decorating equipment and utensils, many types of chocolate and decorating sugar, cardboard cake disks.
Note: Only one retail shop, New York City; wholesale distribution online.


Spices at Penzeys
800-741-7787; 414-760-7337
Variety of herbs and spices (especially ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger), cream of tartar, some extracts, natural and Dutch process cocoa, Mexican and Madagascan vanilla beans, dried and powdered lemon and orange peel. Go online to find a Penzeys Spices retailer near you.


Simpson & Vail
3 Quarry Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(800) 282-8327
Mexican chocolate, chocolate-covered espresso beans, Dutch cocoa, special oils including hazelnut oil, walnut oil, imported Italian extra virgin olive oil, dried fruits, Boyajian’s natural extracts and citrus oils, castor sugar, amber crystal sugar.


USGS Information Services
888-ASK-USGS; 888-275-8747
To order topographic maps (indicating altitude) ask for customer service, give your town and state. Can call with altitude/location questions.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Customer service: 877-812-6235
Wide variety of baking equipment and utensils, instant-read thermometers, Silpat nonstick baking pads, baking parchment, pie and pastry tools, some baking ingredients. Shop online or locate shop near you.


Wilton Industries
2240 West 75th St.
Woodridge, IL, 60517
800-794-5866; 630-963-1818
Meringue powder, full line of cake decorating and baking utensils and products. Enter your zip code online to find store with Wilton products.