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Gourmet's Best Desserts Hardcover – October 12, 1987


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (October 12, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394564227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394564227
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7.8 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #929,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great pictures for inspiration.
naty s
You won't use this book every day; but when you need a special dessert for a grand occasion, this book will be your first and best reference.
SciFi Lover
It is the best desserts cookbook that I've ever seen.
CookbookLover

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By mirope on January 27, 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for the ultimate dessert book, this is it. The editors of Gourmet have included both simple, homey desserts and extremely sophisticated ones. All yield delicious results. The precise and scholarly instructions allow even the most rudimentary baker to take on challeges like the Chocolate Mousse Cake with Ganache Icing shown on the cover. Friends and family rave about my Key Lime Pie - this is the recipe I use!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CookbookLover on August 3, 2010
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I bought this book years ago when I was a teenager living with my parents. Now, as a wife and mom, I still love this book. It is the best desserts cookbook that I've ever seen. It has it all. Simple everyday desserts, elaborate desserts, popular and famous desserts, classic desserts... Here is a list of just A FEW of the recipe sections: bundt cakes, coffee cakes, layer cakes, sponge cakes, genoise cakes, rolled cakes, chiffon cakes, chocolate cakes, cheescakes, fruit cakes, pastry doughs, bombs, ice-cream molds, soufflés, puddings, pies, tarts, how to make baking basics like fondant, marzipan, how to make lattice topped pie, etc There are lots of recipes; over 600, not many photos, which would normally be a minus for me, but since this book is so comprehensive, I still love it. I honestly don't know of a single american dessert that isn't featured in this book. Here is just a sample of a few of the recipes in the pie and tart chapter (I'm a pie and tart lover). In addition to many pie and tart crust/shell recipes, it has recipes for; Madeira mincemeat pie, apple cheddar turnover, pecan pie, lemon chess pie, linzertorte, apricot frangipane tart, gooseberry flan, pumpkin pie, apple pie, shoofly pie, strawberry rhubarb tart, etc
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By naty s on August 25, 2011
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Excellent book, it has great receipes. The receipes are explainged perfectly. Great pictures for inspiration. I consider this book like a small enciclopedia for desserts. I think is one of the best books, that I have at this moment. I would recomended it 100 %.
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I miss Gourmet. This book has so many wonderful recipes, and the pictures are up to the Gourmet standards. Many recipes here are complicated, and some call for special equipment. If you want a project that will yield amazing results, you will find it here.

Every kind of Christmas cookie is in this book, and many are pictured.

You won't use this book every day; but when you need a special dessert for a grand occasion, this book will be your first and best reference.
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This book was described as being 'unused - like new'. It came without the dust cover - so not as pictured or described!

I did not know 'Daily Deals' was a reseller and that the books would all be coming from individuals all over the country. Difficult to have quality control with this kind of sales model.
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