Butter Sugar Flour Eggs: Whimsical Irresistible Desserts
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Butter Sugar Flour Eggs: Whimsical Irresistible Desserts

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Anyone who has so much as made a batch of cookies knows that this is where it all begins. Butter lends flavor and richness, sugar adds sweetness and melting textures, flour provides substance, and eggs bring it all together. Afterwards, the baker can allow flavor to take over: chocolate, citrus, fruit, nuts, cheese, and spices complete the dessert-making roster. Chapter by...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 28th 1999 by Clarkson Potter (first published 1999)
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Everything (no, this is not an exaggeration) sounds delicious. The amount of bookmarks I've used has gotten ridiculous enough that I'm seriously considering buying this one (I haven't bought a cookbook since Baking: From My Home to Yours came out).

Aside from deliciousness, the book has inventive recipes. There's a cinnamon apple bread where you cut up the dough then mash it all together again- what?? The little anecdotes next to each recipe are intriguing, though I do wish they used a bigger fo...more
Catherine Woodman
my lemon syrup for poud cake comes from this--it is organized by ingredient, so for coconut, there are a series of recipes with coconut, and so on
Aimee Monahan
Great, simple recipes for desserts. Easy for novices.
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