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Dessert Cookbook of May & June: PURE DESSERT AND CHOCOLATE AND THE ART OF LOW FAT DESSERTS

oakjoan Apr 30, 2008 10:34 PM

Since participation in this thread has been smallish, I am just going to post one thread for each book - e.g., "May/June Dessert COTM: Pure Dessert Recipe Discussion"

PURE DESSERT
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/514833#3645686

CHOCOLATE AND THE ART OF LOW FAT DESSERTS
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/51483...

As I stated in the runoff thread, although Chocolate and the Art of Low Fat Desserts is out of print. However, Amazon has numerous copies starting at $7.95, and the libraries I checked (about 20 around the country from Atlanta to Fairbanks) all had it.

General comments about the books, kudos, pans, etc. can all go into this thread. Specific recipes may be discussed in the thread for each book.

I hope some kind soul will post any relevant on-line recipes.

Thanks. Oakjoan

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    maxim0512 May 19, 2008 06:08 PM

    I was at a used book sale yesterday at my local library and found a gently used copy of Chocolate & the Art of Low Fat Desserts for $8, so I snatched it up without a second thought. I'm looking forward to trying some of the recipes!

    1. Candy May 1, 2008 09:43 PM

      Had the Very Berry Tart at a dinner party 2 weeks ago. It will go into the regular rotation as a take to tart, very wonderful, I am thinking if of it as a take along,

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      1. re: Candy
        Candy May 2, 2008 02:54 PM

        somehow that response got truncated. I was thinking ahead to an upcoming party. I may not be able to wait that long though.

      2. The Dairy Queen May 1, 2008 01:55 AM

        I would volunteer to post some links, but they are so incredibly numerous, that I kinda gave up. Here's a thread where I posted a bunch of links to Medrich dessert recipes http://www.chowhound.com/topics/507757#3640385 , many of which from Pure Dessert. Also, there are a couple of links to Pure Dessert recipes here if you scroll down to about the middle of the page

        http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

        I might try to post more later (unless someone else beats me to it, of course, and please do if you're up for it), but, in the meantime I've had success googling

        Medrich recipe "Pure Dessert" OR

        Medrich recipe "Art of low-fat dessert" OR

        Medrich recipe "Art of low fat dessert"

        ~TDQ

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        1. re: The Dairy Queen
          maplesugar May 1, 2008 10:06 AM

          From Alice Medrich's Chocolate and the Art of Low-Fat Desserts:

          Chocolate Souffles: http://esurientes.blogspot.com/2005/10/alice-medrichs-low-fat-chocolate.html

          Chocolate Truffles: http://home.earthlink.net/~sugoodsweets/blog/2005/05/imbb-15-chocolate-mousse-truffles.html

          Low fat Lemon Curd: http://bakingbites.com/2008/04/low-fat-lemon-curd/

          From Pure Dessert:

          Chunk Blackberry Sauce: (suggested topping for Quark Souffles) http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/ild/2008/0208/blackberry-sauce.html

          Honey Caramels: http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/ild/2008/0208/honey-caramel.html

          Italian Chocolate Almond Torte: http://chocolateadventurecontest.com/Recipe_Torte.aspx

          Lavender Caramel Sauce: http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/ild/2008/0208/lavender-caramel-sauce.html

          Quark Souffles: http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/ild/2008/0208/quark-souffle.html

          Misc links to Medrich recipes where I can't decypher what book they're from:

          Medrich's Cocoa Syrup: http://bakingbites.com/2005/04/alice-medrichs-cocoa-syrup/

          There are also a number of Alice Medrich's recipes on the Food Network site: http://search.foodnetwork.com/food/re... These are the ones filtered as "low-fat"

          HTH :)

          1. re: maplesugar
            Caitlin McGrath May 1, 2008 01:34 PM

            I highly recommend her low-fat lemon curd.

            1. re: Caitlin McGrath
              The Dairy Queen May 1, 2008 02:28 PM

              I might try this lemon curd tonight, actually, if I have energy enough to do so. I've been reading through the Art of Low-Fat Desserts book and everything sounds so delicious. Can't wait to try these recipes while waiting for my copy of Pure Dessert to come from the library.

              ~TDQ

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