Good Housekeeping Best-Loved Desserts: More Than 250 Scrumptious Recipes

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Dessert lovers, Good Housekeeping has some tasty treats in store for you. Not just cakes, cookies, and pies, but a wide variety of goodies, some light and some downright decadent. From refreshing Grapefruit Sorbet to rich Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding, from the most sinful brownies to elegant Baked Alaska, this comprehensive dessert cookbook features more than 250 scrumptious recipes. The mouthwatering color images look almost good enough to eat. Of course, every sweet has been triple-tested for reliability and ...
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Overview

Dessert lovers, Good Housekeeping has some tasty treats in store for you. Not just cakes, cookies, and pies, but a wide variety of goodies, some light and some downright decadent. From refreshing Grapefruit Sorbet to rich Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding, from the most sinful brownies to elegant Baked Alaska, this comprehensive dessert cookbook features more than 250 scrumptious recipes. The mouthwatering color images look almost good enough to eat. Of course, every sweet has been triple-tested for reliability and great taste in the famed Good Housekeeping test kitchens. Each chapter begins with a “Basics” section that covers the techniques needed for that type of dessert. So anyone can master these pastries, soufflés, custards, meringues, ice creams, granitas, sauces, toppings, garnishes, and more!
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With its red recipe titles, wavy blue rules that might have been cut with a pastry crimp and lots of white space on every page, this Good Housekeeping compendium fairly shouts All-American bake sale. This is the place to look for clear, simple instructions on how to make Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chewy Gingersnaps and Strawberry Shortcake. But some of the best recipes in the book are the exception to the rubric-for instance, an Upside-Down Apple Tart (Tarte Tatin) that uses a short crust, not a puff pastry. The editors tell you what and how; they do not tell you why-even when it comes to their far-reaching, against-the-grain decision to base all recipes on salted butter (those who neglect to read up on fats in the introduction may get slightly different results from those intended). This is nevertheless a solid dessert cookbook. (Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal

This big book of Good Housekeepingfavorites offers a wide range of dessert recipes from which to choose, some as homey as Apple Crumble Pie, others as sophisticated as Hazelnut Dacquoise. There are color photographs throughout, and dozens of "Test Kitchen Tips." Recipes also include prep times and nutritional information, and a brief introduction covers ingredients, equipment, and techniques. For all baking collections.


—Judith Sutton
Publishers Weekly - Library Journal
Starred Review.

Bakers of all skill levels will appreciate this inclusive collection of classic recipes, clearly rendered; whether they want to craft an old-fashioned Key Lime Pie or a simpler, ice cream-based version called a Cool Lime Pie, they'll find expert guidance here. Though this volume doesn't dive too deep into any particular genre, virtually all the classics can be found: simple macaroons, Devil's Food Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Lemon Bars, and nine varieties of cheesecakes are included, as well as more imaginative riffs like Black-And-White Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Custard Sauce, Hazelnut Dacquoise, and Banana Crepes with Maple-Walnut Sauce. Clever tips will help cooks keep chopped nuts from sinking into batters (toss them with a little flour), separate eggs (best when the eggs are cold), and whip up pastry dough in a food processor (though the traditional, by-hand method is also included). Recipes for pastry dough are thoughtfully scaled for various tart and pie shells, and variations on standards are grouped together helpfully. This thorough, well-thought-out collection represents the Good Housekeeping brand at its best, and makes an excellent choice for budding cooks and bakers.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588165503
  • Publisher: Hearst Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Good Housekeeping Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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