By Alice Medrich
No time? No baking skills? No problem. With this cookbook, baking genius Alice Medrich proves that you don't need fancy techniques, equipment, or hours on end to create fabulous homemade desserts. The flexible, forgiving recipes in this collection are uncomplicated (not even a rolling pin is required), and thanks to Medrich's tips and mini tutorials on ingredients and techniques, they will make you feel like a pastry chef. From creamy Food-Processor Chocolate Mousse and make-ahead Sour Cream SoufflÃ©s to no-ice-cream-machine Pineapple Ice Cream, these desserts range from simple and rustic to luxurious and sophisticated- but all are a snap to put together.
Olive Oil Pound Cake (page 199) This moist, fragrant, butter-free cake is a breeze to make. It's not too sweet, keeps beautifully for several days, and I loved it toasted, too.
Ultra-Thin Chocolate Chunk CookiesÂ (page 243) Divine: A caramelly cookie studded with bittersweet chocolate and walnuts. If you like crisp cookies, as I do, these giant beauties will rock your world.
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