|More than 100 of America's most beloved desserts, with Debbi's own variations including Brazil Nut Brownies with White Chocolate Drizzle, Devil's Food Cake with Ganache Filling and White Chocolate Icing, and Incredible Banana Pudding with Chocolate Sauce.
More than 40 of America's most beloved desserts, with Debbi's own variations including Brazil Nut Brownies with White Chocolate Drizzle, Devil's Food Cake with Ganache Filling and White Chocolate Icing, and Incredible Banana Pudding with Chocolate Sauce.
|As the founder of Mrs. Fields' Cookies, author of two bestselling cookbooks, and host of The Dessert Show, Debbi Fields has had plenty of opportunity to perfect her treat-making skills. In Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts, the companion book to the twenty-six-part public television series, Debbi selects forty of America's best-loved desserts, teaches you how to make them perfectly every time, then follows her master recipes with delectable variations. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and lavishly illustrated with seventy full-color photographs, Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts will inspire cooks and bakers everywhere to create and indulge in these ultimately satisfying delights.
In this companion to a 26-part PBS series, the woman who gave us Mrs. Fields' Cookies offers her variations on favorite American desserts.
Fields, of the Mrs. Fields' cookie chain, knows the kinds of desserts Americans like: rich, familiar and frequently chocolate. Eschewing the honorific in her third cookbook (after Mrs. Fields' Cookie Book and Mrs. Fields' I Love Chocolate Cook), which is being published simultaneously with the appearance of a PBS TV series of the same title, she covers expected family favorites, including layer cakes, pies, icebox desserts and cookies. Chocolate remains the most favored flavor, especially in such "signature" recipes as Debbi's Devil's Food Cake, Debbi's Chocolate Cream Pie, Debbi's Fudge Mousse, and Debbi's Flourless Fudge Brownies. Fields describes herself as "almost incapable of resisting the temptation to add extra ingredients." This proclivity leads to some excess, as in Peanut Butter, Fruit, and Nut Bars, the recipe for which includes a pecan-chocolate crust topped with peanut butter, chocolate chips, peanuts, almonds, apricots, dates and coconut. More appealing are simpler recipes such as Georgia Peach Butter Cake, Lemon-Berry Bars, Sweet Potato Pie and White Chocolate Bundt Cake. Throughout, recipes are clearly presented and often accompanied by illustrative photos, although discussion of technique is limited. 200,000 first printing; first serial to Family Circle; author tour. (Sept.)
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