Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme

Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme

by Dorie Greenspan, Dorie Greenspan
     
 

In their second collaboration, Pierre Herme and Dorie Greenspan unveil the secrets of sumptuous chocolate desserts. Their book offers a delicious collection of recipes, all featuring the world's most intoxicating ingredient: chocolate!See more details below

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In their second collaboration, Pierre Herme and Dorie Greenspan unveil the secrets of sumptuous chocolate desserts. Their book offers a delicious collection of recipes, all featuring the world's most intoxicating ingredient: chocolate!

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Publishers Weekly
Celebrated as one of France's greatest (and most prolific) pastry chefs, Herm? delivers a spectacular collection of recipes celebrating most magical ingredients. In their second collaboration (after Desserts by Pierre Herm?), Greenspan, a food writer and author, has carefully translated metric measurements and faithfully interpreted French ingredients for the American home cook. She describes the recipes' cultural and technical aspects and includes comments from Herm? that shed light on the origin or capture the essence of an ingredient. As in their earlier book, the recipes range from simple to complex, but all are signature Herm? with their finely tuned marriage of the "three Ts": taste, temperature and texture. There are some truly special desserts like the Plaisir Sucr? (Sweet Pleasure), five distinct textural layers of milk, hazelnuts, sugar and chocolate, or a concoction after the Italian Granita that includes whiskey and a whimsical topping of Rice Krispies home versions of the inventions that established Herm?'s reputation. From the ethereal moist-centered chocolate "Suzy's" Cake to the Moist Nutty Brownies, cooks will be surprised by the simple methods and ingredients. Classics such as Chocolate ?clairs are impeccably rendered and often freshly interpreted, such as the unusual "inverted" puff pastry in the Chocolate Mille Feuille (Napoleons). The book is full of connoisseur knowledge about cocoa demonstrated by cosmopolitan ideas like the beautifully layered Criollo, named after the rarest and most prized Latin American cocoa bean, but it also contains a section of base recipes and a glossary of ingredients and terms. Amateurs will appreciate the careful instructions; storagetips will help professionals. Beautiful full-page illustrations are a siren call to cooks of all stripes. (Sept. 20) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Renowned French pastry chef Herm and cookbook author Greenspan (Baking with Julia), previous collaborators on Desserts by Pierre Herm , have teamed up again to create their second book for chocolate lovers. In over 75 inspiring recipes, Herm focuses on the three factors influencing the creation of all of his desserts taste, texture, and temperature. The recipes range from Herm 's own fantastic creations, such as the G teau St. Honor , to classics with a twist, as seen in his Chocolate Mille Feuille and Pistachio Waffles with Chocolate Cream. The recipes are well written and easy to follow for beginning and advanced cooks alike and include cakes, cookies, tarts, puddings, candies, frozen desserts, drinks, and base recipes to build on. Also of value is a dictionary of terms, techniques, equipment, and ingredients, as well as a source guide. While many of the recipes in this book are decidedly European, all have been written for the American home kitchen. Filled with numerous larger-than-life color reproductions, this book will be enjoyed by those who like to read cookbooks as well as those who like to bake. Recommended for larger collections. Pauline Baughman, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780316357418
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/20/2001
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.25(d)

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