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Finally, a true Mexican dessert book,
This review is from: My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats (Hardcover)
Tres Leches cake. Sweet tamales. Flan. Pan. Milk Fudge. Those familiar with the sweet flavors of Mexico will have the their mouths watering with the litany of delicious temptations. Until now, most of us have had to go to our local Hispanic markets to taste these treats, but no longer. Now, Fany Gerson will teach you how to create these dishes and many more in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Ms. Gerson does for dessert what Bayless did for main dishes, she brings the authentic food to the American audience and she does so in an approachable, comforting way. For those that need baking and candy making refreshers, they are provided, along with amazing, beautiful pictures so you know how yours should look at the end. Each recipe has its name in Mexican and English and cultural tidbits. Those just make the book even more enjoyable.
There are nine chapters. In English, they are:
* Sweets from the Comvents
* Heirloom Sweets
* Morning Sweet Breads
* Frozen Treats
* Modern Mexico
I am a chef and I grew up in south Phoenix. Never before have I seen a cookbook such as this (and I own over 400 cookbooks, now). This is a visual, mental treat and when you take the effort to make these classic, authentic sweets, it is a treat for mouth and soul, too.
Highest possible recommendations. Seriously, buy this now!
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Initial post: Jul 5, 2011 11:22:12 PM PDT
Maui Mom says:
Wondering if you could answer a question....in the chapter about morning Sweet Breads (I'm assuming pan dulce), can you list which recipes she provides? I'm specifically looking for a recipe for "cuernitos", not just conchas, but conchas would be nice too. THANKS!
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