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Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts

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Gathers recipes for cakes, cookies, pastries, crepes, blintzes, popovers, cream puffs, puff pastry, pies, cheesecakes, ice creams, and souffles.
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published August 12th 1974)
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Joelen
May 06, 2008 Joelen rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me as a birthday gift from a special friend. My friend has shared with me some amazing desserts each month for the past year at my dinner parties. Each dessert she brought was a recipe made from this book, so I'm so grateful for her thoughtful gift. The book I have is the older version from 1974 making it even more special. I seriously don't need any other dessert cookbook because this book has it all.
May
Nov 04, 2016 May rated it really liked it
I love this book, and was lucky to get a copy of it from my library's book sale. Everything that I've made so far (Italian pine nut macaroons, some coffee chocolate cookies that I can't remember the name of, West coast brownies) has been delicious. The macaroons are some of my all time favorite cookies, and my friend couldn't stop raving about those coffee chocolate cookies. There aren't any pictures on the inside; however, the covers depict the desserts in all their glory.

Renee Edelman
Oct 15, 2008 Renee Edelman rated it it was amazing
I love her dictatorial style, if only because she's almost always right. My success at the Johnson County Fair is largely due to her recipes. Her books don't contain many fruit desserts, but the chocolate more than makes up for that. Oh, the chocolate!
Rose Kemps
Feb 14, 2009 Rose Kemps rated it it was amazing
as a young bride I cooked my way through this book cover to cover-- I call her the Julia Childs of sweets, such is the attention to detail to ingredients, shapes,
no compromise for her...go find a special kind of parchment paper in a snowy night upstate New York
Janet
Aug 06, 2010 Janet rated it it was amazing
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The book that introduced me to cakes made with spring form pans. I will love Maida Heatter forever for that alone.

Favorite recipes? The Queen Mother's Cake and Raspberry Strawberry Bavarian.
Greta
Aug 25, 2007 Greta rated it it was amazing
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Personal favorites: chocolate roll, pecan squares,brownies. I am dying to try the merangue mushrooms
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Aug 06, 2012 Amy Madnick rated it it was amazing
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My favorite of her books. The many brownie recipes are all wonderful as are the pound cake and bunt cake recipes.
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