Dallas Classic Desserts

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By Helen Thompson

Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

Dallas Classic Desserts

ABOUT Helen Thompson

Helen Thompson
Helen Thompson is a Texas-based food writer and editor who is the city editor for Metropolitan Home magazine and regional editor for Meredith Publications. The former editor and creative director of TRIBEZA magazine, in Austin, Texas, she has also worked for Texas Monthly as a writer and e More...



A beautifully photographed cookbook celebrating the rich desserts of Dallas, this collection presents the best sweets from the city's finest restaurants and chefs. A cosmopolitan melting pot of flavors, Dallas lays claim to hundreds of fabulously diverse eateries, each ranging in specialty from Southern and Tex-Mex fare to French contemporary, Latin American, and Asian cuisine. Highlighting iconic Dallas dishes and the confections made famous by the city's favorite restaurants, Dallas Classic Desserts shares the secrets behind such indulgences as Fearing's Caramelized Apple Fritters and Al Biernat's Texas Pecan Pie a la Mode. The cookbook features such after-dinner delights as Green Tea Ice Cream Cake from Asian Mint, Fried Apricot Pie from Peggy Sue BBQ, Blueberry Cobbler with Lemon Verbena Frozen Yogurt from Craft, Lemon Brioche-Peach Bread Pudding from Abacus, and Bittersweet Chocolate and White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Zodiac Room. Accompanied by a brief history or anecdote, each recipe is straightforward enough for the novice to master with a result elegant enough to impress the most experienced pastry chef.