You Made That Dessert?: Create Fabulous Treats, Even If You Can Barely Boil Water

You Made That Dessert?: Create Fabulous Treats, Even If You Can Barely Boil Water

by Beth Lipton




100+ simple-yet-sophisticated desserts for the undomestic diva There comes a certain point in a women’s life when she realizes that store-bought cakes and cookies for special occasions just aren’t going to cut it anymore. But she has neither the time nor the experience to create the desserts she sees on the Food Network, and has an aversion to the “semi-homemade” craze. You Made That Dessert? is for this woman. This book shows the savvy, modern woman how to make fabulous, beautiful desserts for any occasion without running all over town for exotic ingredients; without a kitchen full of expensive tools; and, most importantly, without feeling overwhelmed. With more than 100 recipes, accompanied by 50 full-color photos and Beth Lipton’s lively prose, You Made That Dessert? also explains basic baking principles and techniques. The recipes are easy, and mostly quick, but without sacrificing quality. Family and friends will ask, “You made that?” as they savor desserts including Molten Dark Chocolate Cakes, Fudgy Toblerone Brownies, Spicy Pumpkin Custard, and Cherry Clafouti.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762750085
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Since September 2006, Beth Lipton ( has been the food editor at All You magazine, which reaches 3.5 million readers per month and is distributed through Wal-Mart stores and via subscription. Her photo and byline run in every issue, in addition to her “editor’s choice” column where she features new tools and ingredients. She was also the founding food editor at Quick and Simple magazine; is a trained pastry chef; and maintains a baking blog,

Table of Contents

(1) Introduction (2) Kitchen Makeover: The tools you really need (3) Ingredients Cheat Sheet (4) The Lingo (5) Tips, Tricks and How-Tos (6) Before You Start, Read This! (7) Cookies and Bars (8) Cakes and Breads (9) Custards and Puddings (10) Pies and Fruit Desserts (11) Candies (12) Sauces and Frostings (13) Emergency Desserts (don’t panic!) (14) Acknowledgements (15) Index

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