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Dec 3, 2006 05:41 AM

Dessert Cookbooks

Any good books that not only have great recipes but also show how to beautifully plate it? Thanks

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  1. The Last Course by Claudia Flemming is beautiful and has wonderful, unique recipes.

    In The Sweet Kitchen by Regan Daley is a must have.

    Although it has fewer pitures, I also recommend Bittersweet by Alice Medrich.

    I don't own Doris Greenspan's book, but everyone seems to love it.

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    1. re: chocolate chick

      Claudia Fleming definitely has nice plating and composition suggestions, and the recipes are unique. They're not everyday recipes, which has made that cookbook less appealing to me on a day to day level, but that's really a style thing.

      1. re: Smokey

        One thing I love about The Last Course is that Fleming gives, along with each recipe, suggestions for pairing it with simple accompaniments and for creating a full composed dessert plate, using other recipes in the book. I'm not sure the OP is looking for everyday recipes, but The Last Course, while full of Big Production desserts, also has many recipes for everyday things - fruit crisps and cobblers, simple shortbreads, sorbets, delicious roasted fruit desserts, etc.