Fast Fabulous Desserts Cookbook by Jack Lirio

Fast Fabulous Desserts Cookbook by Jack Lirio, a popular gourmet cooking instructor from San Francisco, capture recipes for a variety of desserts that are simply marvelous. Banana Cream Pie with a Macaroon Crust, Plumped Figs in Hot Butter Mincemeat Sauce, Sour Cream Fruit Pie with a Coconut Crust, and Brown Sugar Pecan Squares ae some of the delicious recipes found inside the Fast Fabulous Desserts cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 292 pages 

Copyright: 1984 

Publisher: E. P. Dutton, Inc. 

Author: Jack Lirio 

ISBN: 9780525242758

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Description: A wonderful dessert can turn almost any meal into a grand occasion, and the recipes in this book can transform the simplest luncheon or dinner into a very special event. Jack Lirio, San Francisco's foremost cooking teacher and one of the country's best-known pastry teachers, believes that desserts should be easy to make, beautiful to look at, and, above all, irresistibly good to eat. Understanding that lack of time is what prevents many cooks from attempting home-made desserts, he has devised truly dazzling recipes to accommodate even the most harried cook. 

Many of the recipes in this book take only 15 minutes or less to assemble. Do-ahead desserts such as Chocolate Sauce Cake or Pecan Balls with Brown Sugar Sauce are just as fast to make and can be prepared days or even weeks in advance. 

Summery fresh fruit desserts are among the most attractive, most appealing, and quickest, and include dishes such as Mixed Fruit in Canteloupe Rings, Pears with Soft Frozen Strawberry Sauce, and Sliced Peaches in Blackberry Sauce. Cooked fruit desserts to serve throughout the fall and winter include an old-fashioned Apple Crisp, an unusual Plum Crisp, and Chocolate Pear Betty. 

Baked custards and puddings can be festive desserts, and here are a number of unusual fruit custards made with blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, and other seasonal favorites. For more sophisticated fare, the creams and mousses such as Pecan Praline Cream, Tangerine Mousse, or Chocolate Marquise Surprise make for gala presentations. There are also several imaginative variations on sumptuous English trifles. 

Cake desserts range from a simple Apple Pecan Cake to a spectacular Cherry Dome Cake to equally spectacular (and less caloric) light cake desserts, including Strawberry Taj Mahal, as lavish as its name suggests. 

Ingenious pie-shell shortcuts ensure that pies, tarts, and cheesecakes are all as quick to fix as they are delicious. And Apricot-Bing Cherry Coupe, Coffee Chocolate Coupe, and Chocolate Almond Ice Cream Bombe are a sampling of ice cream and frozen desserts that are some of the fastest and most fabulous in the collection. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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