Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts

Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts

by Moosewood Collective
     
 

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Frequent visitors to the renowned Moosewood Restaurant know to leave room for one of the enticing offerings on the daily dessert board: comforting bread puddings and cobblers, rich poundcakes and cheesecakes, luscious seasonal fruit desserts, and pies of all descriptions. All these and more can be found in Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts, a

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Frequent visitors to the renowned Moosewood Restaurant know to leave room for one of the enticing offerings on the daily dessert board: comforting bread puddings and cobblers, rich poundcakes and cheesecakes, luscious seasonal fruit desserts, and pies of all descriptions. All these and more can be found in Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts, a comprehensive collection of the most popular and tempting desserts created by Moosewood chefs over the past two decades.

Here are desserts for every occasion, from the awesome, multi-tiered Festive Celebrations Cake to quick little cookies and muffins to slip into a lunch box or onto a tea tray. There are sumptuous low-fat favorites like Chocolate Cherry Clafouti and Pear Meringue Tart, easy home-style desserts including Gingerbread Cupcakes and Dark Chocolate Pudding with Bananas, and helpful lists of vegan desserts, children’s favorites, and last-minute options (when a minor miracle is in order). As always, each recipe has been carefully tested and retested by the cooks at Moosewood to help ensure consistent results every time.

Quick to prepare and made with readily available ingredients, the recipes in Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts are the kind of satisfyingly down-to-earth, mouth-watering treats you’ll enjoy making for friends and family (and yourself) time and time again.

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
The cooks at Ithaca's famous vegetarian restaurant share their favorite dessert recipes in this appealing volume. Most of these recipes are more homey than sophisticated, but they're all the more satisfying for that reason. Cakes, puddings, cookies, pies, and custards abound, and the authors pay special attention to taking advantage of wonderful fruit at the peak of its season.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Devotees of desserts and of other Moosewood Collective books (Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites; Moosewood Restaurant Cooks for a Crowd; etc.) will relish the more than 250 recipes here, many of which are served in the collective's Ithaca, N.Y., eatery. Some desserts are fruit-based and simple: Sauted Apples; Ginger Pear Puffs; Apple Dumplings. Others are elegant, simple and suitable for parties and special events: Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake; Texas Italian Cream Cake with coconut and pecans; and Prune and Armagnac Cake. Calorie-watching cooks can savor trimmed-down treats such as Melon Midori Slush, Low-fat Sweet Potato Pudding, Fat-free Carrot Cake or Low-fat Blueberry Buttermilk Ice. Those uninterested in fat content can indulge in Greek Custard Pastry, Mocha Grappa Truffles and Chocolate Date Walnut Baklava. This reader-friendly volume offers tips on techniques and charts listing which desserts are easy-to-make, quickly prepared, good for a crowd, etc. There's a down to earth glossary of ingredients, and a list of desserts for vegans. (Oct.)
Library Journal
One of the Moosewood pastry chefs coauthored her own low-fat dessert book last year (Kip Wilcox's Sweetness and Light, LJ 8/96); now here are more than 250 desserts from the whole cooperative. The well-known restaurant in Ithaca, New York, has always specialized in homey desserts like Cherry Almond Crumble and Old-Fashioned Apple Cake; there are also some more elaborate creations for special occasions as well as recipes inspired by the different international cuisines served at the restaurant each Sunday and a chapter of "classics" that have remained favorites over the years. For most collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101905098
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
08/18/2015
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
10 MB

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A Recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts
By The Moosewood Collection
ISBN 0-517-70209-6

Butterscotch Tapioca
Serves 4
Yields 3 _ cups
Preparation time: 10-15 minutes
Chilling time: about 1 hour

Here is a comforting childhood favorite with the rich flavor that grownups crave. It is especially good made with raspberries, which add gems of color and their own distinctive tart-sweetness.

3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
2 cups milk
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries (optional)

In a heavy saucepan, combine the tapioca nad milk and set aside for 5 minutes.

Add brown sugar, salt, and egg yolks and mix well. Cook on low heat, stirring often, for 15 to 20 minutes, until the mixture begins to bubble and thicken. The tiny pearls of tapioca will become more visible as they cook.

Remove from heat and stir in the butter until it melts. Add the vanilla. The pudding will continue to thicken as it cools. Pour equal amounts into four serving cups and top with the raspberries, if desired. Chill for about an hour.

Variation: For a very low-fat pudding, omit the egg yolks and butter and use skim or 1% milk.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Meet the Author

Established in 1978 and now numbering twenty members, The Moosewood Collective has produced six previous cookbooks, including the award-winning Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home, Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant, and Moosewood Restaurant Cooks for a Crowd. Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites was the 1997 winner of the James Beard Award for Best Healthy Focus Cookbook.

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