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1500 Best Bars, Cookies, Muffins, Cakes, & More
1500 Best Bars, Cookies, Muffins, Cakes, & More
Paperback      ISBN: 0778801942

A comprehensive collection of 1500 superb dessert recipes in one volume.

This collection of delicious family desserts has a tremendous variety of both classic recipes and new versions of traditional favorites all sure to please. A one-volume sourcebook, it is essential for every home baker's kitchen.

Some of the delicious recipes are:

  • Caramel double nut squares; raspberry oat granola bars; coconut macaroon brownies; lemon shortbread; chocolate chip cookies; apricot almond biscotti; raspberry nut swirls
  • Walnut crunch wheat muffins; lemony apricot jam muffins; fudgy nut muffins; peanut butter muffins; fresh herb muffins; cranberry tea muffins
  • Double strawberry pie; blueberry streusel coffee cake; caramel pecan pumpkin pie; cool key lime cheesecake; mocha hazelnut torte; supreme lattice cherry pie
  • Apple cinnamon cobbler; peach crumble; lemon coconut crisp; raspberry bread pudding; spicy cupcakes; perfect baked custard; butterscotch pudding; velvety chocolate custard.

A wealth of useful baking tips and techniques appear throughout the book, along with detailed and easy-to-follow baking instructions for everything from after-school snacks to luscious cakes and pies for family and guests. With this recipe-packed book, home cooks can bring baked goodness to the table every time.

The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle
The Sweet Life
Desserts from Chanterelle
Hardcover      ISBN: 0821257447

The award-winning pastry chef at New York's acclaimed Chanterelle restaurant presents a tempting dessert cookbook that includes a luscious array of tarts, cakes, custards, souffls, cookies, and frozen desserts, accompanied by descriptions of key ingredients, explanations of baking methods, and helpful tips.

French Tarts: 50 Sweet and Savory Recipes
French Tarts
50 Sweet and Savory Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1885183399

Glossy, tempting, and brazenly luscious, the French tart is a scrumptious seductress. In "French Tarts, " Linda Dannenberg presents fifty of the most delectable and easy-to-prepare savory and sweet tarts from the top bakers, chefs, and great home cooks of France. The featured tarts hail from many different regions--Provence, Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Riviera, and, of course, Paris. Photographed on location throughout France, Guy Bouchet's full-color images, combined with the charming illustrations and rustic hand lettering of renowned illustrator Vavro, create the literary equivalent of an authentic French culinary experience.

Among the savory tart recipes are: a pungent Pissal-adiFre--the onion, black olive and anchovy tart so popular in Nice; the "GGteau dePommes BoulangFre, " a traditional "Baker's Wife" potato-and-goat-cheese tart; and the remarkable "Tartelettes NapolTon au Saumon FumT, " an intensely flavored smoked salmon tart.

"French Tarts" also contains recipes for sweet tarts including: a delectable version of the traditional "Tarte Tatin, " this one an upside-down apple-and-pear tart from the Anjou region of France; the "Tarte aux Framboises Proventale, " a baked raspberry-and-flan tart from the C(te d'Azur; and an exquisite "Tarte au Chocolat InfusT au Basilic"--an intense chocolate tart perfumed with basil.

Savory with cheese and vegetables or sweet and succulent with fresh fruit, nothing captures the essence of French pastry more eloquently than the tart.

Momofuku Milk Bar
Momofuku Milk Bar
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307720497
The highly anticipated complement to the New York Times bestselling Momofuku cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar reveals the recipes for the innovative, addictive cookies, pies, cakes, ice creams, and more from the wildly popular Milk Bar bakery.

Momofuku Milk Bar
shares the recipes for Christina Tosi's fantastic desserts--the now-legendary riffs on childhood flavors and down-home classics (all essentially derived from ten mother recipes)--along with the compelling narrative of the unlikely beginnings of this quirky bakery's success. It all started one day when Momofuku founder David Chang asked Christina to make a dessert for dinner that night. Just like that, the pastry program at Momofuku began.

Christina's playful desserts, including the compost cookie, a chunky chocolate-chip cookie studded with crunchy salty pretzels and coffee grounds; the crack pie, a sugary-buttery confection as craveable as the name implies; the cereal milk ice cream, made from everyone's favorite part of a nutritious breakfast--the milk at the bottom of a bowl of cereal; and the easy layer cakes that forgo fancy frosting in favor of unfinished edges that hint at the yumminess inside helped the restaurants earn praise from the New York Times and the Michelin Guide and led to the opening of Milk Bar, which now draws fans from around the country and the world.

With all the recipes for the bakery's most beloved desserts--along with ones for savory baked goods that take a page from Chang's Asian-flavored cuisine, such as Kimchi Croissants with Blue Cheese--and 100 color photographs, Momofuku Milk Bar makes baking irresistible off-beat treats at home both foolproof and fun.
Hello, Cupcake!
Hello, Cupcake!
Paperback      ISBN: 0618829253

Witty, one-of-a-kind, imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store, no baking skills or fancy pastry equipment required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun. America's favorite food photography team shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces using a ziplock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can: - raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday
- plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party
- trot out a line of confectionery pup cakes for a dog fancier
- serve spaghetti and meatball cupcakes for April Fool's Day
- bewitch trick-or-treaters with eerie alien cupcakes
- create holidays on icing with a white Christmas cupcake wreath, turkey cupcake place cards, and Easter egg cupcakes

The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook: Recipes And Pairings for the Perfect Glass of Wine
The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook
Recipes And Pairings for the Perfect Glass of Wine
Paperback      ISBN: 0811842371

This gorgeous book is actually two in one: page after page of recipes for fabulous desserts combined with all the information anyone will need on choosing a dessert wine. Peach Tarte Tatin with an intensely flavored ice wine brings out the fruit's summery spirit in this French favorite. A full-bodied vintage port with berry flavors provides the perfect foil to an amazingly decadent Chocolate Souffl Roulade for a little piece of heaven. A user-friendly chart cross-references wine types against typical dessert flavors for quick and easy matching advice. Add to that mouthwatering photographs of the recipes and anyone can discover a whole new world of sweet wines and the desserts that love them.

Sweets
Sweets
Paperback      ISBN: 1582343071

In Sweets, Tim Richardson takes us on a magical confectionery tour, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. Beginning with a description of the biology of sweetness itself, Richardson navigates the ancient history of sweets, the incredible range and diversity of candies worldwide, the bizarre figures and practices of the confectionery industry, and the connection between food and sex. He goes on to explore the role of sweets in myth and folklore and, finally, offers a personal philosophy of continual sweet-eating based on the writings of Epicurus.

A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, Sweets is the perfect gift for anyone who loves candy.

Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe: Simple Southern Pies, Puddings, Cakes, and Cobblers from Nashville's Landmark Restaurant
Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe
Simple Southern Pies, Puddings, Cakes, and Cobblers from Nashville's Landmark Restaurant
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579654347

Delicious Southern sweets and treats from a Nashville favorite.

Renowned for its Southern charm and superb comfort food, the Loveless Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, serves some of the best desserts below the Mason-Dixon line. Aficionados of country cooking travel from near and far to sample the restaurant's extraordinary sweets.

In Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe, pastry chef Alisa Huntsman takes the most beloved Southern ingredients and flavors--from sorghum to buttermilk, persimmons to pecans--and masterfully combines them to create desserts with a modern appeal. Big Momma's Blackberry Jam Cake, Honey Chess Pie, Bourbon Peach Shortcake, Blueberry Skillet Cobbler, Coconut Chews, and Lady Lemon Bars are just a handful of the more than 100 irresistible recipes included in this ultimate guide to Southern desserts. Easy to make and even easier to eat, all of the favorite Loveless dessert recipes are included. With a foreword by bestselling author Lee Smith, essays extolling the virtues of the Southern palate, and full-color photos showing the delicious confections, this book will help anyone who can't travel to Nashville or wait two hours for a table at this popular restaurant enjoy a taste of the Loveless at home.
Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat: A Baking Book
Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat
A Baking Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0307460444
The perfect cupcake for every occasion.

Swirled and sprinkled, dipped and glazed, or otherwise fancifully decorated, cupcakes are the treats that make everyone smile. They are the star attraction for special days, such as birthdays, showers, and holidays, as well as perfect everyday goodies. In Martha Stewart's Cupcakes, the editors of Martha Stewart Living share 175 ideas for simple to spectacular creations-with cakes, frostings, fillings, toppings, and embellishments that can be mixed and matched to produce just the right cupcake for any occasion. Alongside traditional favorites like yellow buttermilk cupcakes swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and devil's food cupcakes crowned with rich, dark chocolate buttercream, there are also sweet surprises such as peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, dainty delights like tiny almond-cherry tea cakes, and festive showstoppers topped with marizpan ladybugs or candy clowns.

The book features cupcakes for everyone, every season, and every event: Celebrations (monogram heart cupcakes perfect for an elegant wedding); Birthdays (starfish-on-the-beach cupcakes sure to be a hit at children's parties); Holidays (gumdrop candy ghouls and goblins ideal for Halloween revelers); and Any Day (red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for a picnic, or caramel-filled mini chocolate cakes for grown-up gatherings).

In singular Martha Stewart style, the pages are both stunning in design-with a photograph of each finished treat-and brimming with helpful how-to information, from step-by-step photographs for decorating techniques to ideas for packaging and presenting your cupcakes. Whether for any day or special days, the treats in Martha Stewart's Cupcakes will delight one and all.
The Victorian Book of Cakes: Recipes, Techniques and Decorations from the Golden Age of Cake-Making
The Victorian Book of Cakes
Recipes, Techniques and Decorations from the Golden Age of Cake-Making
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517056941

Based on a Victorian cookbook for professional bakers, this volume demonstrates how to bake and decorate a variety of festive confections and cakes