Synopses & Reviews
Lemon sweets are the divas of desserts. Assertive and bold, lemons can be flamboyant, tart, and tangy as in the Lemon Granita or sweet, mellow, and velvety like the creamy Lemon Panna Cotta. Over 70 recipes--from the classics to lip-smacking new favorites--are all enticingly presented in Luscious Lemon Desserts. These recipes vary from the simple to the sublime, from the quick and easy to the most elaborate showstoppers. Author Lori Longbotham provides great tips on buying, storing, and using this most popular fruit. Whether it's a fast and fabulous lemon pudding or a Mile-High Lemon Angel Food Cake, the name says it all: Luscious Lemon Desserts. Yum!
There is every conceivable sweet use of the lemon in Lori Longbotham's Luscious Lemon Desserts (Chronicle Books; $19.95), including a spectacular lemon meringue pie (with a long-secret process for perfect meringue fully revealed). Chapters cover lemon dessert basics, cakes, pies and tarts, custardy desserts (and a perfect lemon souffle), cookies, frozen desserts, and a selection of confections and sauces. One chapter of special favorites includes a great shortcake and a lemony tiramisu. Each recipe headnote ends with the number of lemons needed for the recipe--a little touch, but one that endeared the book to me. Rounded out by lovely photos by Alison Miksch, Luscious Lemon Desserts is a great little book and will make a great little gift this holiday season. -Cookbook Digest
Over 70 recipes--from the classics to lip-smacking new favorites--are enticingly presented, from fabulous Lemon Pudding to Mile-High Lemon Angel Food Cake. 28 color photos.
Offers seventy dessert recipes featuring lemons, including cakes, pies, custards, cookies, frozen desserts, and other treats.
Lemon sweets range from the simple to the sublime, from the quick and easy to the most elaborate showstoppers, from the starkly minimal to curlicue baroque. They can be as homey your mother's lemon meringue or as sophisticated as the sleek lemon tart you tasted on your first visit to Paris. All your favorite lemon dessert recipes, along with some new, exciting ones, can be found right here. Luscious Lemon Desserts, the first ever lemon dessert book, includes sixty-five clearly written and thoroughly tested recipes, tons of serving suggestions, plus information on buying, storing, and using the fruit, and a handy guide to equipment and techniques.
About the Author
Lori Longbotham is a former food editor for Gourmet and a frequent contributor to magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, Food and Wine, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Times Magazine. She makes her home in New York City.
Alison Miksch's photographs have been featured in many magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Country Home, and Shape. She lives in Pennsylvania.