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Savory Pastries and Sweet Desserts

You can make wonderful pastries, cakes, cookies, and other special treats at home with the help of these cookbooks.

 

Rose's Heavenly Cakes
TX771.B464 2009x

Award-winning author of the Cake Bible, Beranbaum provides step-by-step directions for making cakes. The book's format makes it feels as though you have a master baker with you in the kitchen.

 

Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale: More than 150 Delicious Sweet and Savory Vegan Treats Perfect for Sharing
TX837.K45 2011x

Carla Kelly is the mom behind the blog "The Year of the Vegan," and here she provides recipes for more than 150 sweet and savory vegan treats perfect for bake sales, afterschool snacking, and sharing with kids and adults alike.

 

Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes
q TX773.L383 2010

There's a little bit of everything in this book by pastry chef Lebovitz, including cakes, fruit desserts, custards, souffles, puddings, frozen desserts, cookies, candies, sauces, and preserves. Also included are Lebovitz's three favorite desserts. Bakers of all skill levels can master these treats.

 

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Revisited
TX765.L673 2010

The authors, who have bakeries in Brooklyn and Charleston, give their signature "Baked" twists to famous desserts from across the country, including banana cream pie, black & white cookies, and Mississippi mud pie. 75 recipes range from breakfast goodies to late-night treats.

 

Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats
TX741.M375 2011

Celebrity chefs from across America contribute their favorite recipes for sweet and savory treats that use only natural sweeteners and seasonal products. The collection offers dairy- and gluten-free treats, along with vegan and low-fat variations. Laura Martin shows how to substitute natural sweeteners for refined products, giving readers alternatives for their own recipes.

 

Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies
TX772.M432 2010

The title says it all. Who can resist? The 2010 IACP Baking Book of the Year provides new spins on classic recipes, with butter and sugar contents cut. Recipes are organized by cookie texture.

 

Pastry, Savory & Sweet
TX773.R798 2008

Roux, a Michelin three-star chef, teaches pie dough techniques, including how to make puff pastry, croissant dough, pizza dough, and phyllo pastry, and provides classic and contemporary recipes for pastry dishes.