Item description for Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts: 100 Mouthwatering Easy-to-Prepare Recipes by Debbi Fields & John Guider...
Overview From the founder of Mrs. Fields's Cookies comes this collection of 100 easy-to-prepare dessert recipes, with variations for many traditional recipes. Full-color photos.
Publishers Description FROM THE FOUNDER OF MRS. FIELDS' COOKIES, THE RENOWNED CHAIN OF COOKIE STORES, A SPECTACULAR COLLECTION OF DESSERT RECIPES Debbi Fields, who turned a simple chocolate chip cookie into a national icon, understands America's love of desserts. In "Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts, " she offers 100 recipes bound to satisfy all dessert fans. Beautifully illustrated and lively, "Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts" presents Debbi's own down-to-earth style in easy, foolproof recipes for American favorites with delectable variations on many of them. Try Debbi's classic Devil's Food Cake, then make her irresistible variation: four chocolate layers sandwiched with Dark Chocolate Fudge Ganache and Whipped Chocolate Espresso Filling, covered in White Chocolate Frosting. And if you think Debbi's Truffle Cake is to die for, just wait until you taste her "Triple" Truffle Cake. Prefer pie to cake? Then enjoy Paradise Key Lime Pie, or the heavenly Peanut Butter-Chocolate Mud Pie. Craving cheesecake? After you've baked Debbi's New York Style Cheesecake, move on to her Sweet Potato-Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust. In the mood for something simpler? Then Debbi's Banana Pudding or Strawberry-Peach Shortcake will fill the bill. And for cookie lovers, there are Caramel Macadamia Butter Cookies and Chocolate Swirled Shortbread. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and lavishly illustrated with seventy full-color photographs, "Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts" will inspire cooks and bakers everywhere to create and indulge in these supremely satisfying delights.
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Studio: Simon & Schuster
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8" Height: 10" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0743202058 ISBN13 9780743202053
Availability 0 units.
More About Debbi Fields & John Guider
Debbi Fields opened her first Mrs. Fields cookie store at the age of twenty and saw her enterprise grow into a company of 700 domestic and international stores. She has written four books, including One Smart Cookie, Mrs. Fields' Cookie Book -- the first cookbook to make the New York Times bestseller list -- and Mrs. Fields' I Love Chocolate Cookbook. Debbi is a motivational speaker and mother of five daughters and resides in Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and family.
Debbi Fields currently resides in Memphis, in the state of Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts: 100 Mouthwatering Easy-to-Prepare Recipes?
A Must Have for your Collection May 25, 2007
If you like to make desserts, you need this book. The recipes can appear to be long, but they are filled with little hints that make baking easier. I have made several of the desserts and they have all turned out great. The book has recipes for basic pies and cakes and recipes for more complex desserts. My only complaint about the book is that I wish it was on a spiral binding so it would lay flat while I'm using it. The biggest complement for this book is that my mother-in-law, who is a great cook, couldn't wait to get her own copy after seeing the desserts I prepared from it!
Yummy! Dec 31, 2004
I checked out this book from my local library. I made the Triple Cherry Chocolate Pie and the New-York Style Cheesecake for Christmas. My mother (who is not a cheesecake fan) said the cheesecake was wonderful (she even had seconds!) and my dad loved how fluffy it was. I added bourbon to the caramel topping for a little extra flavor. It was simple to make (for a some-time baker). The pie was good, too, and was unique in flavor and texture. There are several other recipes I want to try, but I'm afraid we'll all get fat (quite a bit of butter in these recipes)! Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your opinion) calories and fat grams aren't listed! I like the way the recipes are broken down into sections (crust, filling, topping) - it makes it easy to get yourself organized. If you need to make a decadent dessert, this is a very good cookbook!
A Treasure for Dessert Lovers! Feb 20, 2003
Cookie aficionados have known for years that no one does moist, chewy, gooey cookies better than Mrs. Fields. With her latest, gorgeously photographed book, "Great American Desserts," Mrs. Fields gives her legions of admirers more reason to celebrate. The superb recipes I've tried include Flourless Fudge Brownies, Paradise Key Lime Pie, Butterscotch Blondies, and Peanut Butter Mississippi Mud Bars. Those are just a few standout recipes - I can't wait to try more of the 100 classic desserts in this book, which often contain a wonderfully surprising, updated twist. The Paradise Key Lime Pie, for instance, uses heavy cream instead of sweetened condensed milk, and the results are superb! I'm not a vastly experienced baker, just a longtime dessert lover who has gradually taken up baking. I have high expectations for dessert recipes, and will never repeat a recipe that fails the taste test. The recipes in "Great American Desserts" are a feast for the senses! The next desserts I plan to try are the Truffle Cake, and Debbi's Ice Cream Cake. If the results are even half as good as what I've seen previously, I should be in dessert heaven!
Very disappointing Feb 1, 2003
I too was lured into purchasing this book because of the over-the-top recipes but that actually proved to be the downfall. After trying out several I gave up on this book because they either were too hard, didn't work out or were just OK. I made the Carrot Cake twice and it ended up just falling apart both times when I took it out of the pan. And this was after about an hour & 1/2 in the kitchen. Other things like the Flourless Fudge Brownies were way too sweet & rich and made me a little sick to my stomach. I consider myself an experienced baker and there are so many other books which are more helpful and less of a waste. Try the Cake Bible or Betty Crocker books.
Interesting but not entirely pleased Jun 5, 2002
Some of these recipes were strange, and some of the cakes appeared dry-looking although very pretty to look at. I really like the blueberry muffins. The cheesecake section does look very good even though I haven't had the chance to try any of them yet. The chocolate icing calling for 22 tablespoons of butter is fluffy, thick, and excellent. The pictures are very impressive looking but I am not sure if all of the recipes are tried-and-true. I have mixed feelings about this cookbook. The price was right, however, for a hardback.