||Puddings can comfort you during this
time of year, but desserts of any kind will do the same trick. If
you are looking for some new recipes to indulge your cravings and
comfort your family I suggest
The Dessert Bible
by Christopher Kimball. This hardcover book of 416 pages
is by the founder and editor of Cooks Illustrated
one of the best cooking magazines available. Christopher Kimball
is a master of the creating the best product by asking the hard
questions. How do you make a lemon bar that's zippy but not too
sweet? How far should a Fallen Chocolate Cake fall? Can you substitute
non-dairy creamer in Crème Anglaise? (why would you even
think you could!) He has experimented, tested and perfected each
of the 300 recipes included. This book will quickly become the one
you turn to when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth.
: & Other Custard Desserts by Debbie
Puente is a small hardcover book of 96 pages but it packs big
taste. If you always order this dessert when you are out at a
restaurant, but are intimidated by this classic at home then this
is the book for you. With 70 recipes to try out you will be an
expert sooner than you think. Classic flavors, chocolate and vanilla
are included along with more unusual ones such as Banana Fosters.
And you might be surprised at how much you like the savory recipes.
This makes a perfect gift for someone special when you pair it
with several small custard cups and a crème brulee torch.