Desserts by the Yard Cookbook

Desserts by the Yard Cookbook from Wolfgang Puck's pastry chef Sherry Yard is literally a mouthwatering 400-page cookbook. The Chocolate-Covered Chocolate Mint Cookies recipes is calling out to us as we write this cookbook summary. The Raspberry Souffles is equally desirable and there are so many more amazing sweets we don't know which page to look at first. You'll love making these desserts! We highly recommend Desserts by the Yard cookbook. 

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Format: Hardcover, 400 pages 

Copyright: 2007 

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company 

Author: Sherry Yard with Martha Rose Shulman 

ISBN: 9780618515226

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Description: At Wolfgang Puck's Spago Beverly Hills, Sherry Yard creates desserts that dazzle everyone from movie stars to presidents, desserts so decadent and delicious that they're served every year at the dinner following the Oscars. The prestigious James Beard Society has named Yard the nation's best pastry chef. So has Bon Appetit. 

Now, Yard reveals the secret weapons that took her to the top of her profession. The recipes range from the homey (No-Bake Cheese-cakes, Giant Gingerbread Cookies) to dramatic showstoppers like Chocolate Boxes, a fragile chocolate coating surrounding dark chocolate cake and velvety chocolate mousse. 

Desserts by the Yard begins with inspirations from Yard's Brooklyn childhood, with reinterpretations of Biscuit Tortoni, Black-and-white Cookies, Chocolate-Covered Cherries, and authentic New York bagels and pretzels. Relating zany anecdotes that show incredible pluck (and sometimes incredible luck), Yard shares the recipes she learned at some of the most famous restaurants in New York, San Francisco, London, and Vienna. 

Many are perfected versions of desserts that defined their decade: a robust, intense chocolate souffle she mastered at New York City's Rainbow Room, baked Alaska that is not only stunning but simple, and sexy molten chocolate cupcakes -- Yard's spin on the most popular dessert of the 1980s. Other recipes are her incomparable renditions of classics: English trifle, crumpets, and scones, Viennese souffled pancakes with strawberry sauce, and an apple strudel that Wolfgang Puck says is the best. 

Yard has included her own inventive takes on Girl Scout cookies (Chocolate-Covered Chocolate- Mint Cookies), Twix bars, even Pop-Tarts (Ginger- snap Toaster-Oven Tarts with Peach Filling). 

All the utterly original, utterly sensational masterpieces are here: Chocolate-Caramel Tart, Nectarine Cobbler, Triple Silken Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry and White Chocolate-Buttermilk Cake -- so foolproof it will change your cakemaking life forever -- and hundreds more. 

Even professionals will learn from "Sherry's Secrets," Yard's vast arsenal of tips on everything from the best way to chop chocolate to the source for her favorite pastry tools (the hardware store). 

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Condition: Good condition. The laminate at the bottom corner of back cover is peeling. 

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