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evelpm Feb 10, 2007 01:05 AM

Where do you go professional desserts recipes ?
Any website ? Books ?

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    evelpm Feb 10, 2007 08:49 AM

    What books to buy for desserts ? And for truffles making ?

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    1. re: evelpm
      Kelli2006 Feb 10, 2007 10:31 AM

      Nick Malgieri's books are quite good.

      Rose Levy Beranbaum has some very good books, although she can be a bit pedantic at time.

      I like King Arthur's baking book for yeast doughs and pastry.

      I have the CIA pastry textbook that I find invaluable.

    2. sandrina Feb 10, 2007 08:57 AM

      I believe www.epicurious.com has a Jaques Torres recipe for truffles.

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        bronweneas Feb 10, 2007 10:41 AM

        I love Maida Heatter cookbooks. She has a gazillion of them and I have never has a recipe fail. Her instructions are very easy to use and actually teach the reader a lot about the art of pastry making (things that can be applied over and over to any recipe). Ive used some of those recipes professionally some are more homey.
        Have you tried the Pierre Hermès books. They are expensive but beautiful and seem to yield good results.

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          Nancy Berry Feb 10, 2007 04:51 PM

          There's a good collection of professional baking recipes (formulas) here:


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            Nancy Berry Feb 10, 2007 05:12 PM

            Here are some more sites that have nice professional dessert recipes:

            http://www.starchefs.com/chefs/html/index.shtml Click on each pastry chef's name for their recipes.





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              evelpm Feb 11, 2007 02:41 AM

              WOW...Thanks everyone !

              Great website, thanks Nancy :)

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                HillJ Feb 11, 2007 07:49 AM

                Flora's Recipe Hideout offers a number of recipes in the cheesecake/pie/cake/cookie genre.
                Well maintained resource, frequently updated.

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