Dallas Classic Desserts

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Pelican Publishing Company, 2009 - Cooking - 96 pages

A beautifully photographed cookbook celebrating the rich desserts of Dallas, this collection presents the best sweets from the city's finest restaurants and chefs. A cosmopolitan melting pot of flavors, Dallas lays claim to hundreds of fabulously diverse eateries, each ranging in specialty from Southern and Tex-Mex fare to French contemporary, Latin American, and Asian cuisine. Highlighting iconic Dallas dishes and the confections made famous by the city's favorite restaurants, Dallas Classic Desserts shares the secrets behind such indulgences as Fearing's Caramelized Apple Fritters and Al Biernat's Texas Pecan Pie ´┐1/2 la Mode.

The cookbook features such after-dinner delights as Green Tea Ice Cream Cake from Asian Mint, Fried Apricot Pie from Peggy Sue BBQ, Blueberry Cobbler with Lemon Verbena Frozen Yogurt from Craft, Lemon Brioche-Peach Bread Pudding from Abacus, and Bittersweet Chocolate and White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Zodiac Room. Accompanied by a brief history or anecdote, each recipe is straightforward enough for the novice to master with a result elegant enough to impress the most experienced pastry chef.

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About the author (2009)

Helen Thompson was the city editor for Metropolitan Home magazine. She has also worked for TRIBEZA magazine in Austin, Texas, and Texas Monthly. She is the author of Dallas Classic Desserts and The Big Texas Steakhouse Cookbook, both available from Pelican. She resides in Austin, Texas.

Robert M. Peacock, a well-known Dallas photographer, is recognized for being able to capture the beauty and appeal of food for top cookbooks and magazines. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and books, including Pelican's Dallas Classic Desserts and The Big Texas Steakhouse Cookbook. He is thrilled to call Dallas, Texas, home.

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