By Alice Medrich
Published by Artisan
A division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Homemade desserts just got quicker, easier, and smarter. Alice Medrich rewrites the dessert menu for cooks in search of totally doable desserts without hours of prep. In Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts, you'll find the quickest lemon tart, a lattice–free linzer (mixed entirely in the food processor), one–bowl French chocolate torte (yes, the real thing, but easier to make), imaginative ways with ice cream, chic puddings and mousses to swoon over, and gooey pies with no–fault press–in crusts. Even soufflés for beginners. And you won't need a rolling pin, a pastry brush, or the skills of a professional baker.
Plus there are more than 100 ideas for spur–of–the–moment desserts that don't even involve baking, including fantastic ideas for ways to dress up a bar of chocolate, a pint of strawberries, a handful of dried fruit, fresh cheese, gingerbread, and more. And of course all those spot–on combinations for which Alice Medrich is so well known, such as Grilled Pineapple with Coffee Ice Cream, Lemon–Scented Peach Crisp, Salted–Caramel Banana Bread Pudding, and Coconut Pecan Torte.
Alice Medrich is truly a star in the baking world, having won more cookbook–of–the–year awards and best–in–baking–category awards than any other author. She received her formal training at the prestigious Êcole Lenôtre in France.
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KosherEye Cookbook Notes:
Yes, Alice Medrich is a rock star! This dessert cookbook is based on recipes that offer great results, plus variations on a specific dessert item. Our favorite dessert, ice cream, is featured with a multitude of variations...what could be simpler? 10 ways to flavor whipped cream...a "star" topping on any dessert that guarantees to bring it up a notch. The desserts in this book are "sophisticated, or subtle – even luxurious, rich and decadent – without being complicated." The book is very well done and one that we are adding to our cookbook library.
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