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A Passion For Desserts

A Passion For Desserts by Emily Luchetti - One of the things I like most about this cookbook is that the author divides the desserts into seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, which is really nice if you pick up the book and are, for instance, just looking for ideas for, let's say, Autumn desserts. Then you just flip to the Autumn section. The book is so nicely designed and easy to get around in.

The author, Emily Luchetti, starts the book out with a very helpful section on Dessert Basics, a section that includes information on equipment, ingredients and tips and techniques. I find this information a necessity to the home baker. There is also a section after the recipes of Frequently Asked Questions, a Resources guide and a Table of Equivalents. Also so helpful to the home baker.

The book has wonderful color photographs in it which show off Luchetti's delicious desserts. It's always so nice to see the finished product, isn' it? This is a plus as many cookbook authors just assume you're going to know what a particular dessert looks like.

Here are just a few of the scrumptious desserts included in A Passion for Desserts: Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake, a wonderful treat for summertime. Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake with Cranberry Pecan Topping, perfect for Autumn and great as a Thanksgiving dessert. Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies, a lovely cookie to begin your holiday baking with, and a refreshing and colorful dessert beverage for Spring; Strawberry Ginger Sodas, so yummy!

I highly recommend this beautiful book. It's a wonderful cookbook for preparing desserts for entertaining, or just to serve some delectable desserts to your family. This is a book that would be a great gift to give to those "baker" friends who might be on your Christmas list this year or to give as a shower or wedding gift. It is that lovely!!.......Diana, Diana's Desserts

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