The Dessert Bible (Paperback)

The Best of American Home Cooking

By Christopher Kimball

Little, Brown and Company, 9780316339193, 416pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

List Price: 20.00*
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A classic kitchen reference available in softcover for the first time.

Cook's Illustrated founder and editor Chris Kimball presents the best and easiest way to make more than 300 of America's favorite desserts. This essential cookbook is now available in an affordable softcover edition. Kimball reviews equipment from mixers to rolling pins and discusses which are the best ingredients--types of flour, sugar, baking chocolate, and more. He explains basic techniques like beating and folding in egg whites, working with pie dough, and folding flour into batters. The recipes include layer cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, brownies, puddings, mousses, ice cream, sorbets, fruit desserts, sauces, and frostings. In addition, Kimball offers a section on favorite restaurant desserts from around the country that can be made at home.

About the Author

Christopher Kimball serves as the publisher and editor of the magazines Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country. He also hosts the public television cooking shows America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen. Kimball is a regular contributor to The CBS Early Show and has been featured in many publications, including The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and People.