Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

On Thia Day On My Word...

2019 - First Starbucks in Italy – Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy via Instagram
2019 - Does the kerning feel off to you? via Instagram
2018 - Sculpture Detail, The Getty Center via Instagram
2018 - Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis), Santa Cruz Island via Instagram
2018 - Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram
2017 - Shop for these “Oak Leaves in Autumn” Products and Much More!
2017 - Little Tujunga Canyon Burn Area
2017 - Too soon for spring
2017 - Hummingbirds
2016 - Succulent after the rain #succulent #plants #nature #green #closeup via Instagram [Photo]

Home > Books, Cooking, Food > Books on Hold: Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich

Books on Hold: Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich

January 17th, 2013

Books on Hold is a blog series dedicated to books I have seen in passing and requested from my local library. See more in the series at the end of this blog post. — Douglas

Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich

* Discovered via The Kitchn


When you are working with great ingredients, you want to keep it simple. You don’t want to blur flavor by overcomplicating. This is why Pure Dessert, from the beloved Alice Medrich, offers the simplest of recipes, using the fewest ingredients in the most interesting ways. There are no glazes, fillings, or frostings—just dessert at its purest, most elemental, and most flavorful.

Alice deftly takes us places we haven’t been, using, for example, whole grains, usually reserved for breads, to bring a lovely nutty quality to cookies and strawberry shortcake. Pound cake takes on a new identity with a touch of olive oil and sherry. Unexpected cheeses make divine soufflés. Chestnut flour and walnuts virtually transform meringue. Varietal honeys and raw sugars infuse ice creams and sherbets with delectable new flavor.”

Previously in Books on Hold:

Categories: Books, Cooking, Food Tags:
  1. No comments yet.
Comments are closed.