Houston Classic Desserts: Recipes from Favorite Restaurants

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"This book is a treat in all ways."
--Linda Ellerbee, author, television producer, and native Houstonian

"I'm literally salivating over the array of desserts in the book."
--Shelby Hodge, editor at large, CultureMap Houston

"Finally a book that genuinely celebrates Houston's sweet vigor and spirit."
--Kit Wohl, author, New Orleans Classic Desserts

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"This book is a treat in all ways."
--Linda Ellerbee, author, television producer, and native Houstonian

"I'm literally salivating over the array of desserts in the book."
--Shelby Hodge, editor at large, CultureMap Houston

"Finally a book that genuinely celebrates Houston's sweet vigor and spirit."
--Kit Wohl, author, New Orleans Classic Desserts

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Editorial Reviews

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With over 8000 restaurants, Houston, TX, has a lot to offer dessert lovers. Miller, a local restaurateur, realtor, and interior designer, includes nearly 40 recipes with information on the originating restaurant and photos of the restaurant and dessert. She offers tips on, e.g., purchasing an oven thermometer and using dark pans for cakes. Desserts are on the fancy side—appropriate for special occasions and dinner guests. Multiple elements (e.g., the cherries and the clafoutis in the Drunken Cherry Clafoutis) are visually separated in the recipes, making it easy to see how much work is required. A wonderful cookbook that will encourage readers to travel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589808362
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Classics Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 660,578
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Erin Hicks Miller is an author and entrepreneur. She "cut her teeth" in the culinary world as a young, twenty-something restaurateur and works as a realtor and interior designer. She and her husband have an advertising and production company serving clients who include builders and developers, chefs, restaurants, and Thoroughbred horse owners across the country. Miller and her husband divide their time among Houston, Corpus Christi, and Encino, Texas.
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  • Posted November 10, 2010

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    As a child at family gatherings I can remember relatives remarking, "My, that little girl must have a sweet tooth." Well, they were almost right - do believe I have about 30 of them, and all are satisfied with HOUSTON CLASSIC DESSERTS!

    With a passion for great food and energy to spare Erin Hicks Miller has compiled this cookbook of sweet endings by focusing on the best Houston, Texas has to offer. And, that's saying something because not only is Houston our country's fourth largest city but more than 8,000 dining establishments are listed in the Houston area. In addition, it boasts some of the most innovative, distinguished restaurants in our land. So tuck in your napkin and be prepared for this collection of sumptuous savories - 40 signature desserts from the best Houston has to offer.

    Delighted to see that Miller included Tony's and his more than spectacular Apricot Souffle. This is not only one of the author's choices but one of our personal favorites. This light as air dessert is elegance itself, enriched with apricot flavors and a warm apricot caramel.

    Is pie your preference? Not to worry HOUSTON CLASSIC DESSERTS holds recipes for an Apple Strudel such as you've never tasted, an impossibly delicious Buttermilk Pecan Pie, a sweet/tangy Lemon Meringue Tart, and more.

    Under the heading of "Cookies, Ice Cream & Candy" you won't be able to resist the Macadamia Nut Blonde Brownie or the Caramel Turtle Affogato. We haven't even mentioned the "Custards & Puddings"!

    Each recipe is accompanied by a looks-good-enough-to-eat full color photo, and some notes about its restaurant home.

    As Erma Bombeck once said, "Seize the moment. Remember all of those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart."

    Enjoy - I know you will!

    - Gail Cooke

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

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    This book has the best dessert recipes ever!

    When I first saw this book, I knew it was a good one. The photography is stunning, the recipes easy to follow, and every one of the desserts was amazing. (I know because I have been to two book release parties with dessert samples.)

    Author Erin Miller worked with several chefs around Houston to gather the best of the best and put this great book together. It is the perfect gift for the baker in your household, or maybe even your own bookshelf.

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