Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake [a Baking Book]

Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake [a Baking Book]

In this follow-up to the IACP award-winning, New York Times best-selling cookbook Genius Recipes, Food52 is back with the most beloved and talked-about desserts of our time (and the under-the-radar gems that will soon join their ranks)--in a collection that will make you a local legend, and a smarter baker to boot.

IACP AWARD WINNER - Featured as one of the best and most anticipated fall cookbooks by the New York Times, Eater, Epicurious, The Kitchn, Kitchen Arts & Letters, Delish, Mercury News, Sweet Paul, and PopSugar.

Drawing from her James Beard Award-nominated Genius Recipes column and powered by the cooking wisdom and generosity of the Food52 community, creative director Kristen Miglore set out to unearth the most game-changing dessert recipes from beloved cookbook authors, chefs, and bakers--and collect them all in one indispensable guide.

This led her to iconic desserts spanning the last century: Maida Heatter's East 62nd Street Lemon Cake, Fran�ois Payard's Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies, and Nancy Silverton's Butterscotch Budino. But it also turned up little-known gems: a comforting Peach Cobbler with Hot Sugar Crust from Renee Erickson and an imaginative Parsnip Cake with Blood Orange Buttercream from Lucky Peach, along with genius tips, riffs, and mini-recipes, and the lively stories behind each one.

The genius of this collection is that Kristen has scouted out and rigorously tested recipes from the most trusted dessert experts, finding over 100 of their standouts. Each recipe shines in a different way and teaches you something new, whether it's how to use unconventional ingredients (like Sunset's whole orange cake), how to make the most of brilliant methods (roasted sugar from Stella Parks), or how to embrace stunning simplicity (Dorie Greenspan's three-ingredient cookies). With photographer James Ransom's riveting images throughout, Genius Desserts is destined to become every baker's go-to reference for the very best desserts from the smartest teachers of our time--for all the dinner parties, potlucks, bake sales, and late-night snacks in between.

Title:Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake [a Baking Book]
ISBN:9781524758981
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    Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake [a Baking Book] Reviews

  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)

    If you love desserts and are looking for some recipes that are tried, tested, and true, then Food52 Genius Desserts is one that you should try. The writing is straight forward and the book contains ma...

  • Jordan

    There's a few recipes that sound a bit odd (parsley cake? really?) but everything looks so good that I'd give it all a try. These recipes seem simple enough to not be intimidating but still interestin...

  • roxi Net

    I've reviewed other Food52 cookbooks, thought they were great, and this one is no exception. I laughed a bit more with this cookbook ('heating' vs 'preheating' the oven, a photo of 'your hands' as a t...

  • Daisy

    You could possibly get rid of all your other dessert cookbooks and just use this one. It's comprehensive, charming, full of tips, and the photographs are gorgeous. Everything is so tempting, I even wa...

  • Anna Catherman

    Yes, I actually read Genius Desserts from cover to cover. Okay, I skimmed some of the recipes, but I read every one of the descriptions and tips.It's an interesting book, and it reads like a very nice...

  • Mina-Louise Berggren

    Such a beautiful and high quality cookbook. It's been a long time since a cookbook impressed me, but this one did. Haven't noticed any especially hard to get ingredients which is always a plus....

  • Jessica

    I like to check cookbooks out from the library to see if it's a cookbook worth buying. This one is! In addition to the recipes, there are lots of "genius" tips to use when you bake....

  • Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- about desserts of our time (and the under-the-radar gems that will soon j...

  • LaToya

    I love the Food52 blog, and I was excited to review this dessert cookbook. Dessert is one of my favorite meals, and I like making time for it. Author Kristen Miglore warns that some recipes are easy, ...

  • Shelley Sackier

    Who hasn't sat staring at a loaf of bread on their kitchen counter and uttered the words, "How do I turn that into dessert?" right? And who doesn't swoon at the phrases, "No bake," "Super-fluffy," and...