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Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts [Hardcover]

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic! Oct. 15 1999
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If you only own a few cookbooks make this one of them! I bought this book years ago when I was first learning to make desserts. All sorts of crazes have come and gone since then but these desserts have never gone out of style. I have made Maida's two different chocolate mousse recipes for the same party, and let the guests pick which type they preferred, dense and deeply chocolate or lighter and creamier. Everyone had a preference! The strawberry bavarian is easy to make and a real crowd pleaser, as is the Queen of Sheba Torte. I treasure my old battered and stained copy of this book, and should buy a new copy to hold in reserve. My other absolute favorite dessert book is Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maida Heatter's New Book of Great Desserts July 29 1997
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This review is in reference to your book Maida Heatter's New Book of Great Desserts.

I think that I am your biggest fan Mrs. Heatters, my husband is just disgusted about my obsession with the book New Book of Great Desserts. I read this like it's a novel. Anyway, I think your book is marvelous, every receipe works beautifully.....except for one little mistake you made. On page 86 of this book with the recepie The Original Kentucky Whiskey Cake you forgot the oven temperature and obviously I had to improvise.

Anyway, I think it is wonderful, and I wish I had all of your books, but I have ordered some and I'am looking forward to receiving them.


sign - Mrs. Tricia Alleyne (Barbados)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great to have it back! July 3 2000
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I have been baking from this book for years and years. Now that it's been reissued, I won't have to worry about keeping my old book readable. Maida Heatter is a master teacher and baker. Her recipes and advice inspire confidence, especially for the beginner. She takes you step by step in the process so that you can't make a mistake. My teenage daughter started baking from this book when she was 11 (without me) and made great treats. Start from the beginning and bake your way through it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Desserts aren't any better than this March 29 1998
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Over two decades ago, I purchased a copy because Craig Clairborne of the New York Times mentioned it was his favorite dessert cookbook. I've purchased many of its competitors throughout the years, but this book has remained the dessert resource I've turned to again and again.
Unfailingly, the recipies get raves, and are the most requested from my family and friends. Because of this book, I've become known as the "dessert wizard." I couldn't recommend this book more highly
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