The Book of Great Desserts
As a professional chef, you're called upon to create desserts to complement menus, add sparkle to special occasions, and to satisfy particular dietary needs. Yet whatever specific challenges you're asked to meet, the larger one will always be to offer your patrons irresistible taste treats that will make them come back for more.
With Terrance Janericco's new guide to creating an impressive array of enticing desserts, you'll now be able to accomplish all this more quickly, easily, and confidently than ever before.
"The Book of Great Desserts" offers you more than 750 clear, concise, and detailed recipes, ranging from simple yet beguiling fruit preparations to exotic gateaux. Written by the renowned chef, instructor, and author of several best-selling guides for the professional chef, it serves as an essential learning tool and ready reference that will enable you to vary its recipes to develop an even greater variety of unique desserts.
"The Book of Great Desserts" sensibly begins with the basics on equipment, ingredients, and techniques. Here, you'll learn how to get the most out of your food processor and microwave.. coat a mold with caramel.. melt and temper chocolate... create a fluffy meringue... prepare a water bath... and much more. The book goes on to show the proper preparation of fundamental recipes, including egg-leavened cakes, praline powder, ganache, buttercream frostings, mincemeat, glazes, and ornamental chocolate.
From there, the accent is one fresh fruit, as the book provides, step-by-step guidance on making captivating fruit desserts, macedoines, cups, and compotes. You'll discover how to use familiar fruits like apples and oranges in exciting new ways. And you'll become totally adept at fashioning delectable desserts out of papayas, mangos, and even rarer finds such as carambolas and cactus pears.
Maintaining an emphasis on the use of healthful seasonal fruits, this singularly comprehensive resource then vastly enlarges your dessert repertoire. You'll discover detailed, kitchen-tested instructions for everything from cookies and cold soufflésto fritters and frozen desserts, pies and puddings to torten and intricate chocolate delights.
Designed to be as crucial to your success as the tools you use every day in your kitchen, "The Book of Great Desserts" will also prove to be a vital classroom text for culinary instructors, as well as a ready source of inspiration for accomplished home cooks.