cover image ‘Food52’ Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake

‘Food52’ Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake

Kristen Miglore. Ten Speed, $35 (288p) ISBN 978-1-5247-5898-1

Food52’s creative director Miglore delivers a solid collection of proven, must-have recipes for an array of desserts. The recipes are sourced from such expert bakers as Rose Levy Beranbaum and Stella Parks, and such chefs as J. Kenji López-Alt and then tested in the Food52 kitchens. The result is a cookbook that will become a go-to for enthusiastic bakers. Cookies include the reinvention of a classic with chocolate chip cookie brittle, as well as a brilliant Pistachio Millionaire’s Shortbread, made with coriander butter cream. Cakes include a vegan chocolate birthday cake with a fluffy almond milk frosting, a parsley cake, a show-stopping flourless chocolate cake, and a Weird & Wonderful Banana Cake that should be in every cook’s repertoire. There are custards, ice creams, mousses (such as a Greek yogurt chocolate mousse), as well as a mango cream with berries, and an easy no-churn coffee ice cream. Homey offerings abound, including a rhubarb buckle with ginger crumble, a peach pie, and a pumpkin pie with pecan crunch. Sprinkled throughout this excellent book are helpful tips that will ensure success in the kitchen for both beginners and experienced bakers alike. (Sept.)