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Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful [NOOK Book]

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For more than 50 years, Bon Appetit magazine has been seducing readers with to-die-for desserts. From quick homestyle cookies to unforgettable special-occasion finales such as spiced chocolate torte wrapped in chocolate ribbons, Bon Appetit showcases meticulously tested recipes that turn out perfectly--every time. Now, culled from Bon Appetit's extensive archives and including never-before-published recipes, Bon Appetit Desserts promises to be the comprehensive guide to all ...

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Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful

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Overview

For more than 50 years, Bon Appetit magazine has been seducing readers with to-die-for desserts. From quick homestyle cookies to unforgettable special-occasion finales such as spiced chocolate torte wrapped in chocolate ribbons, Bon Appetit showcases meticulously tested recipes that turn out perfectly--every time. Now, culled from Bon Appetit's extensive archives and including never-before-published recipes, Bon Appetit Desserts promises to be the comprehensive guide to all things sweet and wonderful. 

Authored by Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Barbara Fairchild, Bon Appetit Desserts features more than 600 recipes--from layer cakes to coffee cakes, tortes and cupcakes to pies, tarts, candies, puddings, souffles, ice cream, cookies, holiday desserts, and much, much more. Certain to inspire both experienced home cooks and those just starting out in the kitchen, each recipe is designed to ensure the dessert preparation process is as enjoyable as the finished result.

Bon Appetit Desserts is destined to be the definitive, comprehensive, invaluable dessert resource.

"This is a gorgeous book that makes me want to make everything--no, taste everything--inside! This is a must-have for every baker, cook, and sweet freak in your life." --Elizabeth Falkner, chef and owner of Citizen Cake and Orson

"At last, a collection of Bon Appetit's most treasured dessert recipes, thoroughly tested as always, beautifully illustrated, and, of course, wonderfully delicious. You'll reach for this book each time sweets are on your menu, but you'll come back to it just as often for its myriad tips; great chapters on ingredients, equipment, and techniques; and the many detailed and easy-to-grasp how-tos.

It's truly a one-stop book for all of us who love baking." --Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking: From My Home to Yours and Around My French Table

"Bon Appetit Desserts is filled with exactly the kind of sweets I like to make: inviting, unpretentious, and easy to love, but also innovative enough to turn a few heads. And the best part is, Bon Appetit Desserts is not only about recipes. With chapters on ingredients, equipment, and techniques, plus a slew of tips from the Bon Appetit test kitchens, it's also a mini-education. Oh, in case you aren't sold yet, I have ten words for you: Banana Layer Cake with Caramel Cream and Sea Salt-Roasted Pecans." --Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table


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Editorial Reviews

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Bon Appetit's enviable reputation for tasty desserts is bolstered on every page of this mammoth, 700+-page cookbook. Browsers can sample the goodies two ways: Either flipping through the luscious illustrated recipes or going straight to the topical index. We prefer the second method, which allows us to savor everything more quickly: Bar Cookies & Brownies; Cakes; Candies; Cheesecakes; Cookies; Custards & Puddings; Frozen Desserts; Fruit Desserts; Pies, Tarts, & Pastries. And if you have finished that line-up without a treat break, reward yourself by making the Chocolate Truffle Linzer Heart on page 297.

Library Journal
Bon Appétit magazine has been a tried-and-true classic for over 50 years and still manages to stay relevant today. Fairchild, editor in chief since 2000, has gathered over 600 recipes from the magazine's archives into one gargantuan volume. Fans of the magazine as well as all levels of bakers are going to love the variety and depth of coverage. Recipes from the traditional (cakes, pies, and cookies) to the original (ice creams, flans, and soufflés) insure that there's something here for everyone. Especially useful are the extras like how to stock your pantry, techniques, conversion charts and equivalents, and two indexes: the traditional alphabetical index and one organized by difficulty rating. Verdict This all-inclusive volume is practical, pretty to look at, and well constructed with thick, durable paper that should be suitable for a busy circulating collection.—Jane Hebert, Orange Cty. Lib. Syst., Orlando, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449402006
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 346,120
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

Barbara Fairchild is editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit magazine. She joined the magazine's staff in 1978 as an editorial assistant, and spent almost 15 years as the executive editor before being promoted to editor-in-chief in 2000. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs discussing food, restaurants, travel, and popular culture. She has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who in Food & Beverage in America."

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    missing some measurements...

    Just purchased this ebook, and it looks lovely other than the fact that some of the measurements are listed as question marks. Like '? cups milk' and '? teaspoons salt'. I'm a little confused as to why this is the case, as it is obviously important to have this information in a cookbook.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Measurements Missing!!!

    How do you make a recipe with an ingredient quantity missing? Instead is has a ?. The very first recipe I chose listed sugar as "?". I chose a few other chapters and ran into the same thing every few recipes! What a disapointment. I contacted B&N customer service and they refunded me the money, but I really would rather the book got fixed! I really loved the idea of having all these recipes on my ipad. I still want this as an ibook version, but how to know when it will be fixed? Don't buy it!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

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    The Only Dessert Book You Really Need

    Bon Appétit Desserts is a whole book, a huge book actually (680 pages), devoted solely to desserts. Every dessert you've ever heard of, every dessert you could ever want or need to make. All in one book. My kind of book. The book was edited by recently resigned Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief, Barbara Fairchild. In her introduction she writes about how while growing up her family had dessert after every dinner, something sweet was included in her lunch, and how her mother always served a sweet of some kind whenever company dropped by. I like that. To me it reveals the sentiment behind this book. Desserts and sweets as part of the eating process. The 600 recipes in the book are culled from Bon Appétit's extensive archives; never-before-published recipes are also included. Well-known cooks, bakers, and pastry chefs (like Dorie Greenspan, Sherry Yard, and Susan Feniger), and Bon Appétit staff and writers also contributed to the book. If that's not enough the book also has the Bon Appétit pedigree. It's truly a reference-cookbook -- the first three chapters are 'The Desserts Pantry'; 'Equipment: The Basics'; 'Techniques: The Basics,' at the back of the book are 'Online & Mail-Order Sources,' and 'Metric Conversions & Equivalents.' Everything needed to make desserts with skill and aplomb. The rest of the book is all about the recipes. It has, in addition to the standard and expected American-style desserts, many of the classics: fools, crepes, Linzertortes, napoleons, cannolis, crème brûlées, éclairs, panna cottas, tiramisùs, pavolovas and more. I was thrilled to see a recipe for bûche de Noël! Short and to-the-point head notes are followed by well-organized recipes. A whisk rating system showing the level of difficulty (1 to 4 whisks) is included with each recipe. An easy reference 'Index of Whisk Ratings' at the back of the book allows for quick decisions on which recipe to try. Food photographer, Con Poulo's fifty gorgeous photos are sprinkled unobtrusively throughout. Recipe testing on a book of this size could take months but of the recipes I was able to try all worked beautifully. I can't recommend it highly enough. It should be part of every cook's library especially those who love to make desserts.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    This Book Has It All

    How fun to have a very large (689 pages) and beautiful cookbook devoted entirely to desserts by one of the premier food magazines, Bon Appetit. There are over 600 recipes in this book, most reprinted from the magazine archives but also some new ones. The photos are gorgeous and inspire me to want to head to the kitchen to create something wonderful. This is one of those cookbooks that anyone can use no matter what level of cooking experience because the recipes are well-written with plenty of explanation and diagrams. Also included are chapters on what kinds of foods to keep on hand in the pantry, equipment basics, and techniques explained. Every kind of dessert is covered: cakes and cupcakes; pies, tarts, and pastries; custards and puddings, fruit desserts, frozen desserts, cookies, bars and brownies, candy, and even a chapter devoted to cheesecake. I like that most of the recipes use regular ingredients that are easily found in any grocery store. The traditional recipes for things like classic chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, and chocolate cake can be found alongside unique offerings such as Mai Tai Sorbet, Cherry Creme Brulee, Hazelnut Macaroon and Strawberry Tart, Hazelnut Praline Cheesecake, and Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes. Whether needing a dessert for a casual pot-luck dinner or something elegant for a bridal shower or a tea, I can find it all in this one book.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    A big, beautiful book of desserts!

    Bon Apetit Desserts is a big, huge, beautiful book packed with recipes for every type of dessert you could ever want to make. More than 600 recipes are included, most from the archives of the magazines, but a few new ones as well. With that many recipes all in one place you will find every kind of cake, pie, pudding, tart, cookie, candy and cheesecake. Here are a few of the ones I tried out:

    Chocolate -Peanut Butter Cake with Cream Cheese and Butterfinger Frosting
    Wow! This is an over-the-top indulgent, special occasion cake. I made the cake 1 day ahead, then filled and frosted it the next day. It was everything I wanted, rich, pretty, and absolutely delicious.

    Cranberry-Lime Tart

    This pretty tart is the perfect ending to a Thanksgiving dinner. The cranberry and lime give it a nice, light flavor and the white chocolate cream sweetens it up a bit. It does require some planning ahead, so be sure to read the recipe carefully.

    Lime Snowball Cookies

    These are one of my all-time favorite cookies. They look just like regular snowball cookies, so the hit of lime comes as a surprise. You can make them with any kind of citrus. They always end up on my cookie trays because they are so unique and easy to make.

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Crumble Squares

    These were another big Thanksgiving dinner hit. They are four layers but really pretty quick and easy to put together. I loved everything about these bars, the crispy pecan crust, the sweet pumpkin filling, and the tangy topping. I will make these over and over!

    I love this cookbook! Unlike many compilations that have mostly standard recipes with a few interesting ones thrown in, this book is packed with creative, unusual desserts and lots of beautiful photos. I have some many marked to try - Fig and Rum Squares, Chocolate Stout Cake, Pear-Cardamom Pie with Almond Crust, and Mexican Chocolate Cherry Rounds.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Yummy

    Loved everything in it...........so mouth watering...hard to keep from eating it

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Cookbook is great, but don't expect the free magazine subscription

    I've tried several of the desserts in this book for my nook, and loved it. What I have not loved at all is how difficult it has been to get the free subscription to the magazine. There are no directions to be found anywhere, and no one seems to know how to redeem this offer. In the overview, the first sentence promises a subscription. I've been on the phone with Barnes and Noble for longer than I can count, and have also tried contacting both Bon Appetit and the publisher. What a hassle!

    If you'd like the cookbook, it's worth it! But don't have your heart set on the magazine as well.

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