Synopses & Reviews
Dessert does more than satisfy the tastebuds. It's a totally sensuous experience and a source of our most pleasant memories. If you cherish the time-honored tradition of baking, whip up some sweet sensations with 100 beautifully presented recipes. Whether you want to brighten a weeknight supper, prepare something elegant and elaborate for a special party, or serve high tea, you'll find a dessert for every occasion. Pecan Shortbread takes just a little time but turns out sublime; Chocolate Madeleines are truly memorable; Pumpkin Tart, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Sour Cherry Pie make use of seasonal bounty; and Champagne Chestnut Torte will grace your next big event--when only the best will do. From Rich and Tender Dough to Crème Anglaise, these delicacies turn baking into pure pleasure.