Simple Desserts: The Easiest Recipes in the World

Simple Desserts: The Easiest Recipes in the World

by Jean-Francois Mallet


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Sweet! This yummy new volume in the million-copy Simple series enables anyone to make delicious desserts with minimal fuss and six ingredients or less.

How often have you wanted to whip up something sweet only to daunted by the complexity or ingredient list of a recipe? No more! Bestselling Simple author Jean-François Mallet has taken out the inconvenience with more than 130 delicious, easy recipes. Simple Desserts combines interesting flavors and all-natural ingredients, so novices and experts alike can prepare time-saving but gourmet treats! Using Simple Desserts clean design, large type, and handy icons, you'll whip up Speculaas ice cream or a Strawberry Melon Granita in less time than it takes to drive to an ice cream shop-and for a fraction of the cost.

Now there will be no reason to buy dry store-bought cakes or crumbly cookies when you've got Simple Desserts. Bread pudding with berries, macarons, chocolate mouses, apple and honey tarts, and cherry crumbles have never been so easy to make. With plenty of recipes to please any chocolate lover or cookie fanatic, there are also many seasonal fruit cobblers, sorbets, soufflés and tart berry pastries perfect for summer or holiday get-togethers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316518512
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 605,971
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jean-François Mallet, a trained professional chef as well as a talented photographer, has worked with some of the biggest names in cooking, including Joel Robuchon, Michel Kenever, and Michel Rostang. His work has appeared in magazines including Saveur, Elle, and Gourmet, and he is the author of more than two dozen cookbooks and the international bestselling Simplissime series.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

The Basics vi

Base Recipes

Sweet Cookie Tart Crust (Pâte Sucrée) 2

Crisp Sweep Pastry Dough (Pâte Sablée) 4

Easy Puff Pastry Dough (Pâte Feuilletée) 6

Make-Ahead Whipped Cream 8

Lemon Curd 10

Tarts and Cakes

Blood Orange Tart 12

Blueberry Tartlets 14

Cherry Sablée Tart 16

Apricot and Almond Tartlets 18

Fig and Raisin Tart 20

Baked Berry Tart 22

Pear-Amaretti Tartlets 24

Flourless Chocolate Tart 26

Flat Clementine Tartlets 28

Lemon-Red Currant Tartlets 30

Vanilla-Raspberry Palmiers 32

Honey-Apple Tarte Tatin 34

Fruit Cocktail Tart 36

Fig Tarte Tatin 38

Apple-Almong Galette 40

Apple-Caramel Flaky Pastry 42

Nectarine and Almond Cream Tart 44

Apple, Black Currant, and Blueberry Tart 46

Cherry Crumb Tart 48

Pear-Almond Upside-Down Tart 50

Mint and Grapefruit Tart 52

Apricot-Almond Crisp 54

Fresh Berry Tart 56

Lemon Meringue Tart 58

Decadent Chocolate Cake 60

Strawberry Cream Tart 62

Clementine Moelleux 64

Apricot and Rosemark Tart 66

Strawberry Roll 68

Flaky Blackberry Roll 70

Mango Cake 72

White Chocolate Fruit Brownies 74

Raspberry and Basil Tart 76

Strawberry and Lychee Charlotte 78

Raspberry Financiers 80

Pistachio King's Cake 82

Chocolate Charlotte 84

Rum Baba 86

Fresh Pineapple Tart 88

Plain Chesssecake 90

Matcha Green Tea Loaf Cake 92

Mousses, Creams, and Accompaniments

Pear Clafoutis 94

Gingerbead "Nonnettes" French Toast 96

Baked Cherry Gratin 98

White Peace Flaky Pastry 100

Cherry and Speculaas Clafoutis 102

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Coconut Crumble 104

Grape and Classic Calfoutis 106

Baked Bananas 108

Pear and Pain D'Épices Clafoutis 110

Warm Chocolate and Cherry Moelleux 112

Coconut-Stuffed Apricots 114

Baked Passion Fruit 116

Crunchy Chocolate Mousse 118

Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse 120

Caramel Rice Pudding 122

Chocolate-Passion Fruit Mousse 124

Crispy Chocolate Meringue Mousse 126

Chocolate-Caramel-Berry Mousse 128

Warm Chocolate Pudding 130

Chocolate Coffee "Faux" Soufflé 132

Raspberry Soufflés 134

Chocolate-Hazelnut Soufflés 136

Coconut Lemon Soufflé 138

Classic Tiramisu 140

Vanilla Pots De Crème 142

Chocolate Pots De Crème 144

Pain D'épices Crème Brûlée 146

Mango-Coconut Floating Islands 148

Crème Caramel 150

Lime-Passion Fruit Panna Cotta 152

Amaretti Cookies and Cream 154

Mont-Blanc in a Glass 156

Strawberry and Lemon Cream 158

Crunchy Creamy Panna Cotta 160

Wild Strawberry Tiramisu 162

Macron and Coffee Cream 164

Fruit-Based Desserts

Mango and Pistachio Crispy Rolls 166

Apricot and Almond Egg Rolls 168

Chocolate-Clementine Spring Rolls 170

Chocolate-Pear Spring Rolls 172

Strawberry Spring Rolls 174

Raspberry Spring Rolls 176

Peach, Passion Fruit, and Lemon Verbena Nage 178

Kumquat and Grapefruit Confits 180

Lime and Ginger Watermelon 182

Prune Compote 184

Peppered Strawberries in Wine 186

Blackberr Liqueur-Poached Pears 188

Watermelon and Strawberry Gazpacho with Basil 190

Coconut-Passion Fruit-Orange Salad 192

Wild Strawberries and Cream in Melon 194

Citrus Salad with Mint Syrup 196

Pineapple-Watermelon Salad 198

Fruit Minestrone 200

Watermelon and Lychee in Champagne 202

Raspberry-Blueberry Port Salad 204

Strawberry Carpaccio with Orange 206

Fresh Fruit Tart with Anise 208

Pineapple Carpaccio with Raspberry 210

Pineapple in Vanilla Butter 212

Strawberry Cream and Pistachios 214

Frozen Desserts

Frozen Mango and Raspberry Roll 216

"Instant" Fruit Sorbet 218

Fast and Easy Profiteroles 220

Quick Speculaas Ice Cream 222

Blueberry and Cassis Ice Cream 224

Last-Minute Frozen Raspberry Cream 226

Chocolate Café Liégeois 228

Strawberry and Melon Granita 230

Frozen "Faux" Baba 232

"Faux" Macarons with Frozen Raspberries 234

Cookies and Bites

Pistachio and Coconut Balls 236

Fresh Fruit Cookies 238

Chocolate Palets 240

Pink Praline and Red Currant Sablés 242

Giant Dried Fruit Cookie 244

Orangette-Mint Rolls 246

White Chocolate Mendiants 248

Sweetened Puff Pastry Sticks 250

Apple-cinnamon crumb cookies 252

Flaky Chocolate-Coconut Pinwheels 254

Coconut-Cherry Bites 256

Soft and Chewy Lime-Coconut Cookies 258

Chocolate Truffles 260

Chocolate-Chestnut Palets 262

Chocolate and Candied Peanut Sablés 264

Cinnamon Palmiers 266

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