Sweet : Inspired Ingredients, Unforgettable Desserts

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How do you capture that indescribably giddy moment when you're about to open a gift or a box of chocolates? This book is filled with more than 100 recipes to create those moments of joy and indulgence. This comprehensive book of baking recipes includes Valerie's famed Coffee Crunch Cake, Rose Petal Petits Fours, Black Pepper Truffles, Almond Shortbread, Durango Cookies, and more. She re-creates desserts from Los Angeles' lost restaurants such as Chasen's and the Brown Derby; she simplifies the process of candy making; she provides an accessible way to mix and match components so readers can design their own cakes and pies. Filled with helpful tricks (what to do with leftover butter cream, how to turn cookies into sandwich cookies, etc) and with recipes for a range of tastes, Sweet will find an audience in bakers everywhere.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 203.2 x 269.24 x 27.94mm | 1,360.77g
  • Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 140 colour photographs
  • 1579654681
  • 9781579654689
  • 309,036

Review quote

"Full-color photographs highlight the simple beauty of Gordon's creations. . . . This thoroughly delightful collection is a must-have for baking and confectionary enthusiasts everywhere."

--Publishers Weekly, starred review


--O, The Oprah Magazine

"Valerie Gordon's Sweet is full of sumptuous recipes -- quince and pear pie, tiramisu trifle, Champagne cake -- that are sure to entice the sweet tooth in everyone."

--Los Angeles Magazine

"As a cookbook, Sweet sits at the intersection of art and education, with enough know-how to be a solid baking reference, but far too beautiful to be called a textbook."

--Serious Eats

"A gorgeous book full of decadent desserts I will most definitely be eating."

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82 ratings
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