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Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful

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For more than 50 years, Bon Appetit magazine has been seducing readers with to-die-for desserts. From quick homestyle cookies to unforgettable special-occasion finales such as spiced chocolate torte wrapped in chocolate ribbons, Bon Appetit showcases meticulously tested recipes that turn out perfectly--every time. Now, culled from Bon Appetit's extensive archives and inclu

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Published September 14th 2010 by Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC
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Manik Sukoco
Jan 01, 2016 Manik Sukoco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How fun to have a very large (689 pages) and beautiful cookbook devoted entirely to desserts by one of the premier food magazines, Bon Appetit. There are over 600 recipes in this book, most reprinted from the magazine archives but also some new ones. The photos are gorgeous and inspire me to want to head to the kitchen to create something wonderful.
This is one of those cookbooks that anyone can use no matter what level of cooking experience because the recipes are well-written with plenty of exp
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Cara
I was so excited when I saw this available for eBook download from my library. I browsed the recipes, while the instructions were quite clear and fairly easy to follow for any level of baker, the recipes themselves left a lot to be desired. The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful seems to be an odd smattering of desserts...none of which I have the desire to bake. I guess I was hoping for more modern, fun recipes with some classic favorites, but I didn't quite get that with this book. It ...more
Denise
Jan 19, 2011 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bon Apetit Desserts is a big, huge, beautiful book packed with recipes for every type of dessert you could ever want to make. More than 600 recipes are included, most from the archives of the magazines, but a few new ones as well. With that many recipes all in one place you will find every kind of cake, pie, pudding, tart, cookie, candy and cheesecake. Here are a few of the ones I tried out:

Chocolate -Peanut Butter Cake with Cream Cheese and Butterfinger Frosting
Wow! This is an over-the-top indu
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Janie
May 23, 2012 Janie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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EXPRESS REVIEWS – Dec. 9, 2010

Fairchild, Barbara (text) & Con Poulos (photogs.). Bon Appétit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful. Andrews McMeel. 2010. 689p. photogs. index. ISBN 9780740793523. $40. COOKING
Bon Appétit magazine has been a tried-and-true classic for over 50 years and still manages to stay relevant today. Fairchild, editor in chief since 2000, has gathered over 600 recipes from the magazine's archives into one gargan
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Natasha  A.
Jan 18, 2011 Natasha A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, cookbook
***Please go to my blog to see the whole review - this does not contain my attempts at some of the recipes***

Who do I recommend to?
ANYONE who loves to bake and make delicious sweet treats!
OR anyone who wants to learn how to!

Why did I read it?
It's a dessert cookbook. Need I say more?


My Rambles:

Wow!! There is so much in this book, and at over 700 pages I mean soo much! I've gone through the book cover to cover and I drooled over all the possibilities. I even got to make a couple of the recipes th
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Danielle
Jan 10, 2014 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crafts-cooking
Everything I've made from this book has been wonderful. Don't be put off by recipes that sound complicated or snooty from the title. The directions are easy to follow and the results are delicious. The only thing that would make this book better is more pictures of the finished product (there are pictures for only about 1/3 or fewer recipes in the book). There are many recipes/variations, so it wouldn't be feasible for all to have a picture (the book is already quite hefty), but I sometimes find ...more
Catherine
Jun 11, 2014 Catherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding cookbook. Has everything from quick, simple desserts to more elegant desserts for entertaining. All are presented in an easy to follow manner. Highly recommended for anyone who likes to try a variety of desserts!
Ineabelle Denise
Fabulous recipes that will impress any crowd.

Instructions are very clear and very detailed. The only recipe book that you'll ever need. I recommend it to anybody that loves baking.
Sara
Feb 19, 2014 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking, non-fiction, 2014
You know this is amazing when you open it randomly and the first thing you see is a recipe for Pumpkin and Brown Sugar Créme Brûlée. I could live in this book!
September Dee
Nov 21, 2014 September Dee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I usually buy the magazine so I knew the book would be great as well. A big book full of delicious recipes.
Austin
Sep 18, 2016 Austin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful pictures. Have yet to try a recipe I don't like.
C
Dec 31, 2011 C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking
"Weeded" at the library, brought home for 2$ and really wondering if that was a WISE idea.

But oh god, some of the desserts in here not only look fabulous, but creative - baklava cheesecake? sign me up!


Edit - I sat for half an afternoon just pouring over this. I'm ashamed to say I might make 2 recipes out of the book (I have to make that cheesecake one of these days...and the chocolate pound cake looks tasty!)...but it doesn't make it any less eye-candy for the appetite!
Yasmine Alfouzan
Oct 26, 2015 Yasmine Alfouzan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
Quite varied and exhaustive. If you don't know what kind of dessert you'd like to make, this has it all (almost). Simple cakes, layered cakes, cookies, bars, cheesecakes, fruit desserts.. Etc. I've made a couple of recipes and they turned out great. I based my KILLER recipe for Millionaire's Shortbread on theirs. I think most of the recipes were previously published in their magazines, but I don't collect them anyway, plus this is more organized.
Rada
Oct 08, 2015 Rada rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, cookbooks
This is a great book to have if you love making desserts like I do. Surprisingly most of the recipes are accessible to make if your level of cooking skill is intermediate. But if not, there are plenty of "easy" recipes as well and a few difficult ones that provide a sense of accomplishment when mastered. I will be enjoying this book for a long time. Hopefully those lucky people who get to eat what I have made with feel lucky as well.
Ronda  Tutt
Mar 08, 2013 Ronda Tutt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cook-books
Beautiful Illustrated and Very Informative on the How To.

The recipes in the book are not only beautifully illustrated but the author is very informative in sections of the how to by giving techniques and equipment to use. A great addition to the cookbooks I already have. There were many great desserts that will have your mouth watering before they are even done.
Dayna
Jun 15, 2012 Dayna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Haven't made anything from it yet, but my toddler niece and I like to flip through and pretend to eat the delicious desserts in the photos. Edit: I have made something in here! Although not from the cookbook itself, actually from the magazine. But whatever. The key lime cupcakes are delicious.
Angela
Feb 15, 2011 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A terrific resource for all things dessert. The only reason that I did not rate this book a 5 is because I think there should be a picture of every recipe. Only about 1 in 10 recipes include a picture.
Tracey
Dec 28, 2010 Tracey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cookbook. [reviewed from e-galley.] A slew of sweet recipes accompanied by delectable photos, and tons of step-by-step instructions for mastering the trickier techniques.
Annie Li
Dec 04, 2013 Annie Li rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bon Appetit Desserts is a huge hardcover book with over 600 recipes for all types of Desserts you can think of. Great investment for those that love to bake!
Alyssabenner
May 01, 2012 Alyssabenner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Made 2 things so far and both were Fabulous! Wish there were more pictures though, but I'm finding them online and pinteresting them.
Genevieve
Apr 16, 2011 Genevieve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My culinary school friend, Kate, put me on to this deliciously awesome book...Thanks Kate!
Carrie
Aug 14, 2014 Carrie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
Many of the recipes sounded good but this is not a book for the beginning baker.
Jennie
Jan 02, 2011 Jennie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
Stunning. Great recipes. A bible of dessert recipes.
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Barbara Fairchild is editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit magazine. She joined the magazine's staff in 1978 as an editorial assistant, and spent almost 15 years as the executive editor before being promoted to editor-in-chief in 2000. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs discussing food, restaurants, travel, and popular culture. She has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation's ...more
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“Filling   1¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons chilled heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons powdered sugar 2 teaspoons framboise (clear raspberry brandy; optional) ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups fresh raspberries or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed, drained Additional fresh raspberries (optional)” 0 likes
“FILLING: Using electric mixer, beat cream, powdered sugar, framboise (if using), and vanilla in large bowl until firm peaks form. Transfer 1½ cups whipped cream mixture to small bowl and chill. Fold raspberries into remaining whipped cream mixture for filling. Using long serrated knife, cut each cake layer horizontally in half. Using large tart pan bottom as aid, transfer 1 layer to platter. Slide waxed paper strips under edges of cake. Spread ⅔ cup chocolate glaze over cake. Spread half of raspberry whipped cream over. Place” 0 likes
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