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Unforgettable Desserts: More Than 140 Memorable Dessert Recipes For All Year Round by Dede Wilson, includes recipes like Tempering Chocolate; Matcha Tea Leaf Shortbreads; Chocolate Raspberry Bliss Bites (Truffles); and Frozen Peanut Butter-Honey Cheesecake with Warm Chocolate-Honey Sauce.

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Unforgettable Desserts
More Than 140 Memorable Dessert Recipes For All Year Round

by Dede Wilson


Dede Wilson, a professional chef, food writer, teacher and television personality, spends at least some portion of her day thinking about something sweet, from creamy dark ganache to tart cranberries, from buttery pound cake to velvety caramel. Her lastest cookbook, Unforgettable Desserts: More Than 140 Memorable Dessert Recipes for All Year Round contains a collection of desserts that are both exotic and extravagant.

While there are recipes to challenge even accomplished bakers, beginners need not be intimidated. Many of the recipes, though impressive, are deceptively simple, such as the Matcha Tea Leaf Shortbreads and the Frozen Peanut-Butter-Honey Cheesecake. For the adventurous there is Almond-Apricot Brownies with Tart Cherry Ganache, Pomegranate-Chocolate Mousse Cake, Latticed Browned Butter Vanilla Bean Pear Pie, Creme Fraîche Cheesecake with Rhubarb Compote, Arborio Rice Pudding with Lemon Cream, Frozen Milk Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie, or a Stracciatella Semifreddo with Kahlua-Caramel Sauce..

Certain to become fall classics that will dazzle guests at your next holiday party, other recipes include: Cranberry Gingerbread Cookies, Apple, Pear, and Quince Pie with Cheddar Crust, Walnut Praline Torte with Espresso Buttercream, Bittersweet Chocolate-Caramel Tart, Deep Dish Sour-Cream Apple Pie with Lemon-Cardamom Streusel, Amaretto-Almond Crunch Pumpkin Pie, and Hot Chocolate Truffle Bombs.

Filled with lush photography and Dede's insightful tips, Unforgettable Desserts will entice ambitious home cooks who want to move beyond cake mixes and their old baking standards to desserts that are truly memorable. Recipes in this book are perfect for celebrations, including dinner parties, holidays, birthday and anniversaries, and any other occasion when a cook wants to create a dessert guests will talk about long after the party is over.

About the Author

Dede Wilson is a popular food writer and television personality with her own public television show, Seasonings with Dede Wilson, in wide distribution throughout the U.S. and Canada. An additional show, The Holiday Table, began airing in fall 2006 and will run through 2009; the 90-minute Holiday Pledge Special that she taped for PBS in 2005 was re-broadcast throughout the holiday season in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Wilson has been a spokesperson for KitchenAid, making frequent live and televised appearances around the country for KitchenAid products. She is also a prolific cookbook author and a contributing editor for Bon Appetit magazine. Currently she hosts a monthly Bon Appetit segment on the CBS's Early Show. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.


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