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Dessert University More Than 300 Spectacular Recipes and Essential Lessons from White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0743223179
ISBN-13: 9780743223171
Sku: 35207382
Publish Date: 9/1/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 8L x 2T
Pages:  560
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The White House pastry chef for 25 years now teaches home cooks the art of creating the perfect dessert. A joy to read and to cook from, "Dessert University" will appeal equally to novice and accomplished cooks. 300+ recipes. of color photos. 50 line drawings.
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The White House pastry chef presents an illustrated gift book that focuses on desserts that combine natural flavors and an attractive presentation, outlining five key skills in pastry preparation and including recipes for such options as Bananas in Raspberry Cream.As Executive Pastry Chef at the White House for almost twenty-five years, Roland Mesnier has been responsible for creating thousands of elegant, delicious confections and dazzling desserts for hundreds of state dinners and family occasions. An accomplished teacher as well as a master chef, he now shares his expertise with home cooks in Dessert University.

This beautifully illustrated volume is a complete course in making the full spectrum of spectacular sweets -- from breakfast pastries, cookies, and pies to fresh-fruit desserts, frozen confections, and cakes. Recipes in each chapter are organized from the simplest to the most complex, and Chef Mesnier walks you through each step, pointing out common mistakes and offering insights on technique gained from his years as a professional. Most of these recipes need few special ingredients and almost no fancy equipment; nearly everything can be purchased at a well-stocked supermarket, department store, or kitchen supply store. Chef Mesnier includes tips on techniques, ingredients, and serving suggestions, and offers home cooks practical advice, such as how to fill and use a pastry bag and the best way to whip egg whites. A resource list is also included, so cooks can find the more unusual ingredients they need to make these delectable creations.

Mesnier starts off with his fresh-fruit desserts, including uniquely wonderful recipes such as Bananas in Raspberry Cream, Blueberry Fool, and Poached Peaches with Chestnut Mousse. He moves on to creamy custards, puddings, soufflés, mousses and Bavarians, ice creams, meringues, crêpes, and breakfast treats (including buttery brioche and croissant doughs). Chef Mesnier's cookie and bar recipes will fill your cookie jar with such treats as Chocolate Chip Cookies, Almond Crescents, Orange Butter Cookies, Brownies, and Florentine Squares. There are sweet and savory tarts, and cakes ranging from the simple (Lemon Pound Cake) to the unusual (Peanut Butter and Jelly Roulade Cake) to the sophisticated (Chocolate Champagne Mousse Cake). Ambitious home cooks can even try their hand at making chocolate candy and sugar decorations. A chapter on syrups, sauces, and other dessert components completes the book.

More than fifty black-and-white line drawings throughout illustrate Chef Mesnier's instructions for the more complicated recipes, and there are sixteen stunning color photographs of finished desserts.

Home cooks and professionals spend hundreds of dollars in formal cooking classes to learn what masters like Roland Mesnier have to teach. In Dessert University, Chef Mesnier has distilled the experience and expertise of an extraordinary career into one accessible, user-friendly volume. Whether you're a novice who has never picked up a rolling pin or an accomplished cook looking to hone and enhance your skills, this is truly a book you cannot do without.

Roland Mesnier has been the White House pastry chef since the Carter administration. Here he shares some of his secrets, not only about how to make fabulous desserts, but about the important people he has made them for. Recipes include many stalwarts like Oatmeal Cookies, Apple Pie, and Baked Alaska, as well as some low-calorie desserts that are still delicious enough to serve to kings, queens, presidents, and prime ministers.


Publishers Weekly
"With advice on techniques and short but revealing asides on Mesnier's interesting career, the book is at once an indispensable guide to preparing desserts and fascinating armchair reading." 06/21/2004

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
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Product attributePublisher:   Simon & Schuster
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