Pastry chef and award-winning blogger David Lebovitz is known for creating desserts with bold and high-impact flavour. His acclaimed new book presents show-stopping sweets that bakers of all abilities can master. In Ready for Dessert elegant finales such as Black Currant Tea Crème Brulee and Anise-Orange Ice Cream Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce are as easy to prepare as comfort foods like Plum-blueberry Upside-Down Cake and Creamy Rice Pudding. With his unique brand of humour, David serves up a tantalising array of more than 170 recipes for cakes, crisps, cobblers, custards, cookies and more. He reveals his three favourite ever recipes –a deeply spiced Fresh Ginger Cake; the bracing and beautiful Champagne Gelee with Kumquats, Grapefruits and Blood Oranges; and his chunky and chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. His trademark friendly guidance colours everything within the book, from serving suggestions and storage advice to flavour variations, helping ensure success every time. Accompanied by stunning photos by award-winning photographer Maren Caruso, this new compilation of David’s best recipes to date will inspire you to raid the ingredients cupboard and get baking, or perhaps to churn out a batch of home-made ice cream… So if you’re ready for dessert, (and who isn’t?) you’ll be happy to have this collection of sweet indulgences on your kitchen shelf.
DAVID LEBOVITZ is a pastry chef, author, and creator of the award-winning food blog www.davidlebovitz.com. Trained as a baker in France and in Belgium, he worked for twelve years in the pastry department at the famed Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Room for Dessert, his first book, was an International Association of Culinary Professionals award nominee. He is also the author of The Sweet Life in Paris and The Perfect Scoop. David writes, blogs, and leads culinary tours from his home in Paris, France.
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'Book of wicked deliciousness'
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‘ His clearly explained recipes will have you heading to the kitchen in no time’
‘ No-fuss methods, bold flavours and guidance for home bakers everywhere that’ s both helpful and humorous.’
'Written in a down-to-earth way and accompanied by stylish photography, these are recipes that must be tried'
‘ What I love about his style of writing most is the humour and story telling, which is aptly included in the introduction to most of his recipes.’
'Amazing recipes...if you like to bake, you can't live without this book'