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Frozen Desserts (Williams-Sonoma Mastering)by Melanie Barnard
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White Chocolate Gelato, Mango Sorbet, Tiramisu Ice Cream Torte — any one of these appealing desserts would be a memorable ending to a meal. With this book, you will soon develop the skills and confidence to prepare these and many other classics with ease.
Williams-Sonoma Mastering Frozen Desserts offers a complete cooking course in a single volume. The opening pages describe the most popular types of frozen desserts to make at home, from ice cream, gelato, and sherbet to sorbet and granita. The basic recipes and key technique sequences illustrate dozens of indispensable culinary building blocks, such as caramelizing sugar and filling a pastry bag. Troubleshooting tips show how to avoid common mistakes, and how to fix them without having to start all over again.
The recipes lead you step-by-step, with easy-to-read text and instructive photographs, through each stage of preparation for everything from simple ice creams and sorbets to complex tortes and plated desserts. The variations in each chapter encourage you to continue practicing your newfound skills, building your recipe repertory and your confidence at the same time. Finally, an illustrated guide to equipment and a glossary of ingredients will help you stock your kitchen with all the essentials.
In these pages, you will find more than fifty classic recipes that tell you, in both pictures and words, how every dessert you make should look and taste from beginning to end. Whether you are an aspiring novice or an accomplished dessert maker, this book will help you fill your freezer with special endings for every occasion.
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