Classic Home Desserts: A Treasury of Heirloom and Contemporary Recipes

by Richard Sax

For this monumental collection, unmatched in the field of dessert cookbooks, Richard Sax devoted more than a decade to searching out and perfecting 350 of the best and most beloved home desserts. Everything the cook longs for is here: cobblers and crisps, cakes and cookies, puddings and soufflés, pies and pastries, ice creams and sauces. Extensive sidebars - profiles of cooks, engaging recollections of favorite desserts, quotations from hundreds of literary works, and excerpts from fascinating old recipes - make this an indispensable, lively volume. Winner of a James Beard Award and a Julia Child Award.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780618057085
  • ISBN-10: 0618057080
  • Pages: 648
  • Publication Date: 11/09/2010
  • Carton Quantity: 10

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  • About the Book
    “More a story of the pleasures of real dessert-making than anything yet written.”—M.F.K. Fisher

    For this monumental collection, Richard Sax devoted more than a decade to searching out and perfecting more than 350 of the world’s most beloved desserts, “the ones made at home by mothers and grandmothers rather than by professional pastry chefs.” Every uncomplicated homespun classic is here: cobblers and crisps, cakes and cookies, puddings and soufflés, pies and pastries, ice creams and sauces—nineteen chapters in all.
     
    Sax’s versions are justifiably legendary among accomplished bakers: Traditional Two-Berry Buckle • Chocolate Cloud Cake • Bon Ton’s New Orleans Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce • Reuben’s Legendary Apple Pancake • Best-Ever Pumpkin Pie • Schrafft’s Hot Fudge Sauce. Sidebars with every recipe—profiles of cooks, engaging recollections of favorite desserts, quotations from hundreds of literary works, and excerpts from old recipes—show how sweets are indelibly woven into the texture of our lives.

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    "Carefully wrought recipes to tempt the baker planning for the holiday." The New York Times

    "These cozy sweets are the stuff of dreams and the beginning of family ritual." People Magazine

    "It's as if you updated the recipe section from THE JOY OF COOKING." Cooks Illustrated

    "A wonderful collection of uncomplicated yet delicious desserts." USA Today

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