The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Book of Desserts: Indescribably Delicious Desserts Made Easy with Precise Step-By-Step Photographs Hardcover – Aug 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
Through out this entire book, there are many absolutely terrific recipes and photos that help both with demonstrating the "how to" part of things as well as the finished product. The copy I have just ordered is a Christmas gift for a glorious, adult granddaughter. Yes, I am an older, well seasoned home baker (not suggesting I know it all because I do not!). So with all the muster I can manage, I will loudly state that out of my rather extensive collection of cookbooks, by far, this is my most used Dessert cookbook.
If I have one negatively tinged comment, it would be that it arrived as a paper back. Very possibly this was my own doing as my first copy is hardback, I expected this to be likewise. Again, maybe I was not careful enough when selecting my order.
There is the most delicious recipe in here for cream puffs! Everyone who has tried them has declared they are better than the famous, acclaimed cream puffs you get at the Wisconsin State Fair! The Baklava is also delicious, as well as the coffee angel food cake and the little tiny cookies called "Sweet and spicy Peppernuts." (No nuts in them, but they do have pepper! Great taste! They are just as small as nuts - you make them the size of a 1/8 teaspoon. The batter mixes up so quickly that it doesn't make it take a terribly long time in the long run to form all these tiny little balls, and they taste so good that it's worth it!)
I highly recommend this cookbook to everyone who loves dessert! There is something for everyone - Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Frozen desserts, and the wonderful feast for the eyes as well as the mouth: Special desserts. You will love this book!
it has sooooo many different desserts u can make, and has pictures for every single recipe, which is important for me to know what i'm making is supposed to look like!
I'd definitely recommend this book, it is a must have for people who love 'la dolce vita'!
I'm getting hungry from just thinking about the desserts in this book!!!!
have fun bakin'!
Most recent customer reviews
ordered this because my mom have one like it. the step by step illustrations makes this book over the topPublished 20 months ago by Annie
My friend has this book and I really wanted one! She gave me this link to buy it on Amazon, something I had never tried before. Read morePublished on May 30 2012 by Valerie in Calgary
Everyone LOVES it when i make desserts. (infact they always ask me to make them). This is an awesome book and is easy to follow!! A greatly recommend this book for your collection.Published on Sept. 10 2003 by Amanda Wright
I love this cookbook for finding special desserts for special occasions. The color pictures are excellent, and directions are clearly stated. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 1999
The illustrations are enough to motivate even the most reluctant cook. I love the special sections on garnishes and decorating techniques. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 1998 by B. Lund
This is a great book if you're looking for ideas for different or interesting desserts. It does a great job of leading you through the construction of very impressive desserts. Read morePublished on June 27 1998 by email@example.com