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The secrets of baking : simple techniques for sophisticated desserts

Author: Sherry Yard
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the process of creating sophisticated and delicious desserts, presenting a series of recipes for chocolate sauce, lemon curd, and pound cake, along with tips on transforming these basics into delectable treats.
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Genre/Form: Cookbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Yard
ISBN: 0618138927 9780618138920
OCLC Number: 52471762
Awards: Winner of James Beard Foundation Book Awards (Baking/Desserts) 2004
Short-listed for IACP Crystal Whisk Award (First Book) 2004
Description: xiv, 395 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Ganache: From Chocolate Sauce to Chocolate Souffle and Deep, Dark Chocolate Tart --
Caramel: From Crunchy to Creamy to Clear: Pecan Pralines, Caramel Custard Tart, Oven-Roasted Caramel Anjou Pears, and More --
Curd: From a Basic Lemon-Curd Filling for Pies, Tarts, Cakes, and Cookies to Lemon Pudding Cakes and Lime Fondue --
Vanilla Sauce: From Vanilla Sauce to Creme Brulee --
Pate a Choux: From Cream Puffs and Profiteroles to Beignets and Cannoli --
Pound Cake & Genoise: From Marble Cake to Buttermilk Birthday Cupcakes --
Financier: The Easiest Cake in the World --
Cookies: Variations on a Technique: from Crisp Sugar Cookies to Tender Powdered-Sugar Cookies to Chewy Snickerdoodles and Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies --
Pie & Tart Dough: Flaky and Sweet Crusts: from Almond Pie Dough to Chocolate Short Dough --
Brioche: Coffeecake, Sticky Buns, Panettone, Challah, and More --
Laminated Dough: From Puff Pastry to Classic Croissants to Rich Apple Turnovers --
Fruit: From Blackberry-Merlot Sauce to Roasted Voodoo Vanilla Pineapple --
Master Combinations: The Pantry of the Imagination: from Thumbprint Lime Meltaways to Frozen Hot Chocolate Tower.
Responsibility: Sherry Yard.
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