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Renowned pastry chef Alice Medrich reveals 50 of her favorite recipes for sensational and foolproof desserts, including shortbread, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, coconut macaroons, and more! Readers will discover that details do make the difference between an exquisitely decadent cookie and a mundane snack. Easy directions, expert, rarely published, detailed tips on measuring and handling dough, and over 20 full-color photos make this one cookie book that is irresistible and...
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Renowned pastry chef Alice Medrich reveals 50 of her favorite recipes for sensational and foolproof desserts, including shortbread, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, coconut macaroons, and more! Readers will discover that details do make the difference between an exquisitely decadent cookie and a mundane snack. Easy directions, expert, rarely published, detailed tips on measuring and handling dough, and over 20 full-color photos make this one cookie book that is irresistible and indispensable.
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Los Angeles Daily News
An unparalleled collection of quick and easy recipes...deliciously dainty...divinely decadent....Medrich is the ultimate dessert expert.
Library Journal
Almost an embarrassment of riches for dessert lovers, here are new books from four talented bakers. Gand and her husband, Rick Tramonto, are the pastry chef and chef, respectively, of their two popular Chicago restaurants, Brasserie T and Tru. Their first book, American Brasserie, included some of Gand's delicious desserts, and now they offer a generous collection of almost 175 recipes, from Millionaire's Shortbread to Sweet-Hot White Pepper Ice Cream. The writing style is slightly precious e.g., "Butter is a true aristocrat--and a modest one", but the recipe instructions are clear and the headnotes informative. For all baking collections. Medrich, the well-known author of Cocolat and Chocolate and the Art of Low-Fat Desserts, now presents 50 delicious recipes for favorite cookies and brownies, many of them shown in mouth-watering full-page color photographs. There's a good introduction, and each chapter opens with "Here's What I Learned," a brief but informative collection of clever tips. Many of the recipes are classics, and all of them seem irresistible. An essential purchase. Purdy's A Piece of Cake and As Easy as Pie have become classics, and her two recent low-fat cookbooks, including Let Them Eat Cake, have been very popular. Her new book features recipes for all sorts of homey desserts and other baked goods, from Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding to Blue Ribbon Cherry Pie to Sour Cream Spice Cake. The recipe instructions are detailed and thorough, and there are many thoughtful technique tips and other useful hints, as well as variations. For all baking collections. Wilson is a baker and food writer, and her specialty is wedding cakes, the topic of her first cookbook The Wedding Cake Book. Unlike her extravagant wedding cakes, a number of the desserts in her new book are fairly simple, although many of them feature a "Bake It to the Limit" version, an optional final step for a more elaborate presentation or variation. The cake recipes, perhaps not surprisingly, are far more complicated than the other desserts. With recipes for sweets like Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart and Sour Cherry Bars, this is recommended for most baking collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Los Angeles Daily News
Medrich is the Ultimate Dessert Expert.
Entrepreneur
Her chocolate truffles, cakes, and mousses probably have made more critics gush than any desserts in the history of epicures.
U.S. News & World Report
A chocoholic's salvation. -U.S. News & World Report
New Woman
Once you try some or all [of these recipes]...you may understand why many regard Medrich as the 'Goddess of Chocoholics.'
San Francisco Examiner Magazine
As sinfully delightful as her first book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446523820
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 7.93 (w) x 7.85 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2007

    Sublime Cookieness!

    I picked this book up years and years ago and from the first was hooked not only on Alice Medrich's ability to simplify and demystify baking as a whole, but to put forth a collection of recipes as tried and true as any you are likely to come across. This is my cookie bible, and it's use has earned me accolades each time I present friends and family, coworkers and neighbors, with the delectable offerings so simply presented and so easy to emulate. You could not find a better resource for baking. Period.

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