Texas Tortes

Paperback | June 1, 2010

byArthur L. MeyerIllustratorJohn A. WilsonForeword byAlain LeNôtre

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With layer upon layer of rich, dense cake and delicate buttercream subtly flavored with fruit, chocolate, or nuts, classic European tortes crown the pinnacle of Old World baking. Make them with the freshest produce of the fields and orchards of Texas—oranges, peaches, pecans, raspberries, blueberries, plums, apricots, figs, strawberries, and kiwis—and you will discover the New World's ultimate desserts.

In this cookbook, Master Baker Arthur L. Meyer presents forty-three original, kitchen-tested recipes for fruit, nut, and chocolate tortes, cassate, tarts and pies, cheesecakes, and other classic European desserts. The recipes take advantage of fresh Texas ingredients, and each recipe contains clear, easy-to-follow instructions that demystify the processes involved in creating these desserts.

In addition to the recipes, Meyer guides the home baker through the basic steps in producing tart and cheesecake crusts, fillings and icings, and other standard components of special desserts. Throughout the book, he gives tips on proper techniques and equipment drawn from many years of experience.

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With layer upon layer of rich, dense cake and delicate buttercream subtly flavored with fruit, chocolate, or nuts, classic European tortes crown the pinnacle of Old World baking. Make them with the freshest produce of the fields and orchards of Texas—oranges, peaches, pecans, raspberries, blueberries, plums, apricots, figs, strawberrie...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292723881

ISBN - 13:9780292723887

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Alain LeNôtreIntroductionGetting StartedBasicsPâté BriséTart DoughCheesecake Crust DoughGenoiseChocolate GenoiseBasic Chocolate CakeButtercream BaseChocolate BaseChocolate GanacheOld-Fashioned Chocolate FrostingCrispy PecansFruit TortesBlueberry Lemon Yogurt CakeStrawberry Mango Charlotte Russe CakeBabba's Apple CakeHill Country Peach PavéApple Walnut TorteBanana Chocolate Chip CakeNut TortesNative Pecan Praline TorteEspresso Coffee TorteTexas Wildflower Honey Spice CakeGrand Marnier TortePistachio White Chocolate TorteChocolate TortesTexas Truffle CakeExtra-Fat Chocolate CakeBelgian Chocolate TorteChocolate IntemperanceSachertorteChocolate Rum Pecan TorteChocolate Giandua TorteCassateCassata BellaCappucino CassataChocolate CassataNeapolitan CassataTarts and PiesClarksville Lemon Almond TartLinzertorteCrostata di NocinoAppeltaartJalapeño Pecan PieBourbon Macadamia PieFudge Pecan PieApple Chevre PieDouble Fudge Chocolate Cream PieCheesecakesManhattan CheesecakePecan Acres Pumpkin Pecan CheesecakeMacadamia White Chocolate CheesecakeFrangelico CheesecakeItalian CheesecakeMission Citrus CheesecakeRaspberry Harlequin CheesecakeOther DessertsChocolate Terrine with Ginger Creme AnglaiseHuajillo Honey Mango Rum Bread Pudding with Caramel SauceThai Coconut Custard CakeFresh Strawberry NapoleonsBuche de NoelAppendix I. Icing and Decorating TechniquesAppendix II. Miscellaneous TechniquesAppendix III. Recommended Equipment