320 pages, 9.5 × 8.25 × 0.86 in
January 6, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0688166075
ISBN - 13: 9780688166076
From the Publisher
Celebrated pastry chef Jacques Torres has finally answered the sweet dream of his readers: a dessert cookbook specially designed for the home cook! A follow–up of his first book, Dessert Circus, this new cookbook offers mouthwatering desserts that can easily be made in the home kitchen. He has taken his incredible scientific knowledge of ingredients and baking and used that to develop foolproof recipes for Mochachino Cake, Apple Crisp, Babka, and Upside–Down Lemon Cake and playful desserts like Chocolate Mousse and Porcupine. He also lets children get in on the fun with recipes for homemade Lollipops, Marshmallows, Chocolate Balloons, and Graham Crackers.
About the Author
Jacques Torres is the Executive Pastry Chef at Le Cirque 2000. He was voted James Beard Pastry Chef of the Year and has received the coveted Meilleur Ouvrier de France, France's highest award for a pastry chef. He is also the Dean of Pastry Arts at the French Culinary Institute in New York City and the host of the National Public Television series Dessert Circus.
From Our Editors
How many times have desserts at a restaurant tempted you, only to have the price turn you off? Do you ever wonder why you can't make these desserts at home? Well, now you can, with Dessert Circus at Home, by famous pastry chef extraordinaire Jacques Torres. Mochachino Cake, Babka and Upside-Down Lemon Cake are just a few of the mouthwatering recipes you can learn to make in your own kitchen. There are also recipes designed specifically for children, such as homemade Lollipops, Chocolate Balloons and Marshmallows. This follow-up to Dessert Circus is sure to be fun for the whole family.
"As in his first book, "Dessert Circus, " Jacques Torres's second offering, "Dessert Circus at Home, " lures home cooks into making his most elegant creations. Even if your pastry skills are so-so, Torres makes it easy to follow the recipes by leading you through them step by step. Many recipes are very simple to follow, especially those for brownies, cheesecake, and banana cream pie. The goodies you make using Torres's recipes are likely to be the best you will ever eat! Torres is such a gifted teacher that even beginners may confidently try advanced recipes, such as brioche. (Although it might help if you catch any of the television programs that "Dessert Circus at Home "accompanies.) This book includes the same essential information about equipment, ingredients, and techniques found in "Dessert Circus, " but adds recipes for pizza dough and 99 other new choices. A kid at heart, Torres makes lollipops, ice-cream cones, and a birthday cake shaped like a giant sunflower. He offers Moccachino Cake filled with a decadent ganache of melted chocolate and whipped cream for more sophisticated taste buds. And taking fun to the limit, Torres marries playfulness and solid technique to make Fruit Leather Ravioli and a chocolate mousse moose, complete with antlers. Check out the color photos to decide which amuses you more." -- Dana Jacobi, amazon.com