The Dessert Book
A Complete Manual from the Best American and Foreign Authorities
With almost encyclopedic detail, The Dessert Book supplies precise, easy-to-follow recipes for desserts of all kinds, including puddings, pies, cakes, soufflés, “jumbles,” wafers, biscuits, meringues, nougats, bouchées, glaces, ice creams, fruit ices, coffees, teas, chocolate drinks, liqueurs, creams and wines, jellies and marmalades, brandied fruits, compotes, and much more—over 400 recipes that describe many favorite sweets of the day. Although economy was a factor in her recipe selection, the unknown author had high standards of presentation for desserts, asserting in her Introduction, “In arranging the table, the greater number of handsome dishes and high stands that can be available the better, as glaces, fruits, compotes, and confectionery look much handsomer when so displayed.” Clearly, she set an elegant dessert table in her own home.
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