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Gale Gand's short + sweet : quick desserts with eight ingredients or less
Gand, Gale.
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New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2003]

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160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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TX773 .G3324 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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From Gale Gand, award-winning executive pastry chef and host of Food Network'sSweet Dreams,more than 75 tempting desserts that are long on flavor . . . even when you're short on time.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Informing readers that "simple doesn't mean boring," Gand, the pastry chef at the Chicago restaurant Tru and host of the Food Network series Sweet Dreams, whips up a selection of moderately easy but impressive recipes. Mixing classics like Cherry Clafouti and Real Hot Fudge Sundaes with innovations like Crisp Banana and Pineapple Fritters and Cool Raspberry-Lime Terrine, Gand's book encompasses a wide variety of sweets. All the recipes require eight ingredients or less, but Gand manages to break from the usual suspects. In addition to unsalted butter, vanilla, all-purpose flour and sugar, her recipes call for Japanese panko bread crumbs, polenta, Pecorino Romano cheese, chai spices and Marcona almonds. Most recipes are quick, and Gand divides them into chapters according to how much active time readers can expect to spend in the kitchen (most recipes fall into the 30-minute category; others take either 15 or 45 minutes, not including baking or freezing time). Gand encourages baking shortcuts (e.g., use frozen puff pastry for the Banana Maple Tarte Tatin or a refrigerated pie crust when making the Pear and Apple Streusel Pie), and gives tips on cooking with kids, too. Throughout, she stresses that keeping ingredients-and tools-to a minimum will allow chefs to turn out sumptuous desserts no matter how hectic a day they've had. (Feb.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal Review

Pastry chef and co-owner of Chicago's renowned Tru restaurant, Gand is the host of a Food Network series and author of two previous dessert cookbooks, which featured delectable but mostly restaurant-style sweets. Her newest collection offers easy recipes that require 45 minutes or less "hands-on" time, beginning with those that take only 15 minutes. And although the recipes are generally simple, they are still sophisticated and imaginative: Roasted Apricots with Bay Leaf and Broiled Sugar Brioche, for example, and Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pies. Gand has a young son, and she's also included a chapter for "Kids in the Kitchen," with recipes for Peanut Butter Worms and the like. Color photographs throughout add appeal. For all dessert collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.