Classic Home Desserts: A Treasury of Heirloom and Contemporary Recipes from Around the World

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 1, 1999 - Cooking - 688 pages
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For this collection, unmatched in the field of dessert cookbooks, Richard Sax devoted more than a decade to searching out and perfecting 350 of the world's 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!
 

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Sax, a well-known food writer and cookbook author, has compiled an ambitious and impressive collection of homestyle desserts, from cobblers and crisps to creams and fools to layer cakes, fancy cakes ... Read full review

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I haven't made the recipes the above reviewer mentions, but I have made the angel food cake, the fudgy brownies, the multi-fruit cobbler, the Claremont Diner coconut pie, and a few others. I've never had a disaster with any of them. I'll have to look at the ones you mentioned. I think it is a terrific collection of delicious recipes...try something else. I've made the angel food cake over and over and have had great success with it.The photography alone makes me hungry! 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
NOTES ON INGREDIENTS
17
CHAPTER 1
28
CHAPTER 2
74
CHAPTER3
90
CHAPTER 4
132
CHAPTERS
198
FRUIT PUDDINGS
240
CHAPTER 11
466
CHAPTER 12
485
CHAPTER 13
496
CHAPTER 14
522
CHAPTER 15
558
CHAPTER 16
572
CHAPTER 17
602
I
634

j CHAPTER 7
270
PLAIN CAKES AND CAKES WITH FRUIT
333
CHAPTER 9
392
CHAPTER 10
424
CHAPTER 19
652
HISTORICAL SOURCES
672
INDEX
678
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Richard Sax was a prolific cooking writer, cookbook author, chef, teacher, and humanitarian activist until his death in 1995. He received a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.

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