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Desserts For Dummies
by: Bill Yosses, Alison Yates

Binding: Paperback
Brand: Brand: For Dummies
EAN: 9780764550478
Edition: 1
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 0764550470
Item Dimensions: 920730135100
Label: For Dummies
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: For Dummies
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 424
Publication Date: October 06, 1997
Publisher: For Dummies
Studio: For Dummies

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Product Description:
Does the thought of baking a cake conjure up a nightmare vision of a 15-ft layer cake, scrolled and fluted with decorations fit for a king? If the word "dessert" just throws you into a cold sweat, the inside scoop on desserts is: they're actually simple to make. And with the right help...well, just a piece of cake. In the end, desserts are no harder to make than entrees. And with Desserts For Dummies, you'll cut even a Wedding Cake recipe down to size, flip Crepes Suzette with aplomb, and throw together a batch of Chocolate Truffles your local chocolatier will envy. And with this handy, down-to-earth guide from a leading pastry chef and a former New York Times restaurant critic, you'll discover the proper way to read a dessert recipe, organize your ingredients, and also how to: * Think like a sweet chef including basic tips on measuring, weighing, presenting, gauging cooking time, and pairing desse rts with meals * Stock a pantry, and use leftovers creatively (such as caramel and meringue) * Set up a kitchen including tips on counter height and ovens * Select the right cooking tools and how to use them Before you know it, you'll start creating desserts that you've only dreamed of, like: * Pies and tarts including Mom's Apple Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Raspberry Tart, and Linzertorte * Puff pastry, cream puffs, and eclairs Classic Puff Pastry, Profiteroles, Napoleons, and Eclairs * Crepes and blinis including Crepes Suzette and Chocolate Blinis with Diced Bananas * Custards and puddings including Zabaglione, Vanilla Pastry Cream, Traditional Bread Pudding, and Rice Pudding * Homemade cakes including Whipped Cream Layer Cake, Classic Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake, and Yellow Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Frosting With over 130 delicious recipes to choose from, plus sixteen pages of color photos, a summary cheatsheet of baking essentials, black-and-white how-to illustrations, and humorous cartoons along the way, Desserts For Dummies brings the world of delicious, elegant desserts right to your kitchen. And a little magic into the lives of your friends and family. Review:
You're no dummy to salivate at the thought of Baked Chocolate Pillows, Fallen Chocolate Soufflé, or Mom's Apple Pie. Following the easy, breezy format of the Dummies series, pastry chef Bill Yosses, who spent a decade at the four-star Bouley Restaurant in New York City, takes you through these recipes and 130 more in Desserts for Dummies. The book is cowritten by Bryan Miller, once the restaurant critic for the New York Times. The 16 pages of color photographs in this book are alluring, but a few more illustrations in black and white would help, particularly accompanying the recipes for making puff pastry and strudel dough. You'll dive easily into recipes such as Toasted Coconut Frozen Soufflé and English Trifle, which is made from scratch starting with instructions for sponge cake. Yosses and Miller also offer information on ingredients and techniques to enlarge your repertoire and improve your skills. Dessert making is the most precise form of cooking, and Desserts for Dummies is appropriately less frantic and more direct than other volumes in the Dummies cooking series.

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