Dessert Cookbook

Dessert Circus at Home

A Jacques Torres Dessert Circus Cookbook

dessert recipe cookbook Dessert Circus at Home is the companion cookbook to the second public television series Dessert Circus with Jacques Torres. Written with a delightfully unique style this cookbook offers 100 easy-to-make recipes, complimented with beautiful color photos.

As with the first book, Jacques includes a detailed discussion of necessary cooking and baking equipment, followed by an alphabetical listing of the ingredients used in the book's recipes; each ingredient is defined and, when appropriate, the author gives specific suggestions on what to look for when shopping.

From making pizza dough to elegant Chocolate Truffles or Danish Pastries, you will find a wide variety of favorite recipes. Here are just a few of the chapters included in this cookbook:
  • Piece of Cake- highlights include: Basic Pound Cake, Birthday Cakes, Chocolate Decadence, Rhone Valley Cake (yum...made with wine), Strawberry Lady-finger Cake, Sunflower Ice Cream Cake (shaped like a sunflower and decorated with a catepillar), and Lemon Upside-Down Cake.
  • Signature Desserts- contains the fun, whimsical desserts you've come to associate with Jacques' way of looking at the world. It includes: Coconut Cookie Dreams (Jacques does Oreos), The Clown Hat, The Porcupine, The Chocolate Moose, Frozen Souffle and Frozen Nougat Parfait.
  • Breakfast and Tea- This chapter highlights all those yummy pastries you like to eat at any time of the day like Muffins, Danish, Brioche, Scones, Babka, Crumpets and Rugelach.
Dessert Circus at Home is a must for any cooking reference shelf. You will enjoy the unique style of the cookbook as well as the elegant recipes. With a copy of this book you will feel like you have a executive pastry chef right at your side.
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by Jacques Torres, Christina Wright
Kris Kruid (Contributor)

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