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Desserts by the Yard

Desserts by the Yard, Spagos pastry chef to the stars and author of the James Beard Award-winning Secrets of Baking shares the recipes that propelled her to the top of her profession. Night after night at Spago in Beverly Hills, Sherry Yard dazzles the powerful, rich, and famous with incredible desserts. Sherry Yard marvelous confections have won over patrons from Madonna to Frank Sinatra. Now the country’s premier pastry chef reveals the recipes that have made her a star in her own right and won her two coveted James Beard Awards.

Desserts by the Yard, begins with inspirations from Yards childhood, such as My Favorite White Birthday Cake with Chocolate and Butter Fudge Frosting, and culminates in the spectacular creations she makes every year for the Academy Awards. Included here are some of Sherry Yard most famous recipes: the slinky crème brûlée she perfected when she worked at New Yorks Rainbow Room, the coffeecake that made Campton Place Hotel San Franciscos most popular breakfast spot, and the souffléed crème fraîche pancakes with strawberry sauce she learned in Vienna.

Don’t miss the chocolate caramel tart that Hugh Grant loves, former President Clintons favorite oatmeal raisin cookies, or the treat that made actress Suzanne Pleshette exclaim, You're gonna make me fat! Desserts don’t get easier than Yards No-Bake Cheesecake, more decadent than Chocolate Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Gelato, or more holiday-perfect than Triple Silken Pumpkin Pie. In sidebars to each recipe, Sherry Yard shares tricks and techniques along with hilarious anecdotes that show her pluck, determination, and generosity.

Desserts by the Yard: From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills: Recipes from the Sweetest Life Ever
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0618515224

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Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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