Desserts by the Yard: From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills: Recipes from the Sweetest Life Ever

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Houghton Mifflin, 2007 - Cooking - 400 pages
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Spago’s pastry chef to the stars and author of the James Beard Award-winning Secrets of Baking shares the recipes that propelled her to the top of her profession

Night after night at Spago in Beverly Hills, Sherry Yard dazzles the powerful, rich, and famous with incredible desserts. Her marvelous confections have won over patrons from Madonna to Frank Sinatra. Now the country’s premier pastry chef reveals the recipes that have made her a star in her own right and won her two coveted James Beard Awards.

Desserts by the Yard begins with inspirations from Yard’s childhood, such as My Favorite White Birthday Cake with Chocolate and Butter Fudge Frosting, and culminates in the spectacular creations she makes every year for the Academy Awards. Included here are some of Yard’s most famous recipes: the slinky crcme brulťe she perfected when she worked at New York’s Rainbow Room, the coffeecake that made Campton Place Hotel San Francisco’s most popular breakfast spot, and the soufflťed crcme fraÓche pancakes with strawberry sauce she learned in Vienna. Don’t miss the chocolate caramel tart that Hugh Grant loves, former President Clinton’s favorite oatmeal raisin cookies, or the treat that made actress Suzanne Pleshette exclaim, "Bitch! You’re gonna make me fat!”

Desserts don’t get easier than Yard’s No-Bake Cheesecake, more decadent than Chocolate Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Gelato, or more holiday-perfect than Triple Silken Pumpkin Pie. In sidebars to each recipe, Yard shares tricks and techniques along with hilarious anecdotes that show her pluck, determination, and generosity.

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Award-winning executive pastry chef Yard (The Secrets of Baking) chronicles her success and the recipes she developed as she worked her way from New York to Wolfgang Puck's celebrated restaurants in ... Read full review

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Contains the absolute BEST cornbread recipe I've ever made. So good, it's almost a dessert. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Wolfganf Puck, the celebrated chef-owner of Spago, is at the vanguard of American cuisine. Born in Austria, he trained in France's finest restaurants before coming to the Uninted States in 1973. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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