“ Desserts you can make in 5 to 30 minutes”
I absolutely love this cookbook and refer to it quite often! It is a great go to book for amazing recipes that take very little time. This is particularly good when trying to whip up something special on a weeknight.
The book has 157 pages and 176 recipes. It is divided into 6 chapters…for recipes that take 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 minutes each to compose. Caroline Brewester was a finalist on a Britain hit show Master Chef. Her recipes are straightforward and easy to follow. Many of the ingredients you are likely to have on hand already in your pantry or fridge! Her photography is wonderful and her pictures have great eye appeal. Caroline’s desserts range from simple fruit pleasures to elegant souffles…..all in 30 minutes or less!
To give you just a few examples of the recipes you might find in each category:
5 minutes: Lemon Possets, Crisp Cinnamon Puff
10 minutes: Bananas Foster, Coppa di Zuccotto
15 minutes: Blueberry & Lemon Brulees, Pecan Maple Moneybags
20 minutes: Lemon Polenta Cupcakes, White Chocolate and Lime Mousses
25 minutes: Poires Belle Helene, Chocolate Souffles
30 minutes: Rustic Apple Pie, Baby Baklavas
This book also offers a wide variety of fresh fruit desserts such as orange-honey salad with toasted almonds, cinnamon glazed grapefruit, thai tropical fruit salad with sweet chili syrup, and watermelon gazpacho.
Ms. Brewester shows us that creating a great dessert, with the occasional help from good quality, store bought ingredients doesn’t need to take a lot of time. But her recipes are so beautifully pulled together, no one would ever realize they aren’t always made completely from scratch. This book has been a great resource for me, and I think you would find it just as helpful and fun!
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