Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts

Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts

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by Alice Medrich
     
 

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Homemade desserts just got quicker, easier, and smarter

Alice Medrich rewrites the dessert menu for cooks in search of totally doable desserts without hours of prep. In Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts, you'll find the quickest lemon tart, a lattice-free linzer (mixed entirely in the food processor), one-bowl French chocolate torte (yes,

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Homemade desserts just got quicker, easier, and smarter

Alice Medrich rewrites the dessert menu for cooks in search of totally doable desserts without hours of prep. In Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts, you'll find the quickest lemon tart, a lattice-free linzer (mixed entirely in the food processor), one-bowl French chocolate torte (yes, the real thing, but easier to make), imaginative ways with ice cream, chic puddings and mousses to swoon over, and gooey pies with no-fault press-in crusts. Even soufflés for beginners. And you won't need a rolling pin, a pastry brush, or the skills of a professional baker.   As always, Alice's recipes are foolproof and well tested, and her tips for success will make all cooks—even those nervous about baking—confident in the kitchen.  

     Plus there are more than 100 ideas for spur-of-the-moment desserts that don't even involve baking, including fantastic ideas for ways to dress up a bar of chocolate, a pint of strawberries, a handful of dried fruit, fresh cheese, gingerbread, amaretti, and more.

     And of course all those spot-on combinations for which Alice Medrich is so well known, such as Grilled Pineapple with Coffee Ice Cream, Lemon-Scented Peach Crisp, Salted-Caramel Banana Bread Pudding, and Coconut Pecan Torte.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Effortless sophisticated desserts. . . . perfect for short-staffed dinner parties and midweek dessert cravings.”
Library Journal
Inspired by a Parisian dessert of canned chestnut puree and packaged crème fraîche, veteran cookbook author Medrich here collects effortless, sophisticated desserts. Some recipes (e.g., Salted Caramel Banana Bread Puddings) are new, while others (e.g., Queen of Sheba Torte 5.0) are revisions of recipes included in previous titles. There's repetition—for instance, the "lickety-split cakes" are predominantly chocolate and nut tortes. This title adopts the same visual style and practical mindset as its predecessor, Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies, which won the 2011 IACP award for Best Baking Book. VERDICT An unintimidating, nearly fail-proof introduction to Medrich's titles that's perfect for short-staffed dinner parties and midweek dessert cravings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579653989
Publisher:
Artisan
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
469,358
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Alice Medrich is the winner of five James Beard Foundation Awards, most recently Best Baking & Dessert Book of the Year for her tenth cookbook, Flavor Flours (Artisan Books, November 2014). She received her formal training at the prestigious École Lenôtre in France and is widely credited with popularizing chocolate truffles in America. Medrich writes Food52’s Rogue Baking Tips column and teaches online baking courses at Craftsy.com. She lives in Berkeley, California.

She is the author of Seriously Bitter Sweet (a complete revision of her 2003 IACP-prize-winning BitterSweet), Sinfully Easy Delicious DessertsChewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth CookiesPure Dessert, and Chocolate Holidays.

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Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
I love to bake, it's always been one of my favorite activities, but sometimes we are pressed for time. In addition, I'm always on the look out for simple recipes that I can help my daughters learn how to make. Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts fit the bill nicely for both of those needs and in it, author Alice Medrich has compiled a cookbook filled with stunning, yet simple desserts. Alice has written several other titles and her latest offers the knowledge and ability to whip up a quick dessert, all of which, in my opinion, are high-end restaurant worthy. A trip to Paris and the simple dessert she enjoyed there encouraged the author to consider how to make uncomplicated, yet "luxurious" desserts. In Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts she has done a stellar job at that task. The resulting recipes from her efforts range from simply baked pies and tarts to rich ice cream topped treats. Puddings, cookies, cakes and other sweets are also present. In addition to the decadent recipes there are also pages with excellent tips, like the Eight Ideas for a Bar of Chocolate or 10 Ways to Flavor Whipped Cream. I've tried a few of the recipes so far, including My Favorite Flourless Chocolate Cake, which has literally three ingredients, plus a pinch of salt and the berry topping. It turned out amazing and so rich, and my family eagerly awaits the next time I create it. I also tried the Honey Balsamic Sundaes and the Creamy Dreamy Rice Pudding, and other than some stirring time with both, they both came together with very little effort and tasted absolutely perfect. I'm looking forward to trying many more of the scrumptious (and simple!) recipes in Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That's what my grandmother called it. No churn required. The peach ice cream is made with 4 ingredients: peaches, lemon juice, sour cream and sugar. It is just wonderful.