The Dessert Bible by Christopher Kimball

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Master chef & Cook's Illustrated founder & editor Chris Kimball presents the best & easiest way to make more than 300 of America's favorite desserts. The Dessert Bible is the definitive dessert cookbook for the American home cook. Chris Kimball reviews equipment from mixers to rolling pins & discusses which are the best ingredients regarding types of flour, sugar, baking chocolate, & more. He explains basic techniques like beating & folding in egg whites, working with pie dough & folding flour into batters. The recipes include layer cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, brownies, puddings, mousses, ice cream, sorbets, fruit desserts, sauces & frostings. In addition, Kimball offers a section on favorite restaurant desserts from around the country that can be made at home.

About Christopher Kimball

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Chris Kimball founded Cook's Magazine in 1980; it has grown to a paid circulation of 1,000,000. He hosts America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country, which are the top-rated cooking shows on public television, reaching 2 million viewers per week in over 94% of American households. Kimball is a regular contributor to both the Today Show and the CBS Early Show. He has been written up in most major newspapers, many national magazines, including The New Yorker and Time, and regularly contributes to NPR's Morning Edition, including doing a regular Thanksgiving segment. He will also host a public radio show on cooking starting in the fall of 2010.
Published October 24, 2000 by Little, Brown and Company. 416 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Cooking. Non-fiction

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Seasoned bakers will appreciate his zeal to learn ""what makes desserts work, what makes them fail, and why."" The detailed knowledge base and solid master recipes in this valuable instructional compendium will inspire many.

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