Dessert usually makes the home cook think of turning on the oven and setting aside several hours for baking and cooling. Not so fast! Here are 125 recipes for delicious desserts to be made without turning on the oven. From Rich Chocolate Custard to Double Cream Coconut Pudding to Peach and Buttermilk Panna Cotta to Triple Chocolate Cream Icebox Cake, there is something here for everyone. These are easy, quick recipes perfect for a quick weeknight dessert, weekend get-together, or a special occasion. Chapters include Stirred Puddings and Custards; Rice, Tapioca, and Whole-Grain Puddings; Panna Cotta and Gelled Puddings; Natural Fruit Jellies; Whipped Cream Desserts and Fluffs; and Icebox Cakes and Pies.
Praise for Bakeless Sweets:
"Bakeless Sweets is full of high-impact, low-maintenance recipes that will charm family and friends. The book itself is a tasty morsel, with recipes that work, photos that inspire, and budinos that will make you blush. I wanted to eat the pages right off the spine. Unlike other dessert cookbooks out there, everything you make from this book will look exactly like the photosand each bite will make you swoon."
Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and author of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home
"From pudding to panna cotta, chilly ice box cakes to tangy lemon barskeep your cool in the kitchen with this unique collection of desserts from Faith Durand, who offers tons of tips and techniques for making delicious desserts with a minimum of fuss, but with a maximum of flavor."
David Lebovitz, author of Ready for Dessert, The Perfect Scoop and The Sweet Life in Paris
"How could I not love a book that teaches us how to make roasted pistachio pudding, chai-white chocolate budino, Thai sticky rice with mango and sesame seeds, and sour cream panna cotta with clementine curd? The fact that most of the recipes in Bakeless Sweets are naturally gluten-free makes it a boon for anyone who still wantsdecadent desserts without baking. Also, there’s root beer and cream soda terrine. Need I say more?"
Shauna James Ahern of GlutenFreeGirl.com and author of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
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About the Author
Faith Durand is the executive editor of The Kitchn, a website for home cooks that is an offshoot of Apartment Therapy with 6 million unique readers each month. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.