Here you will find the quickest lemon tart, a lattice-free linzer torte (mixed entirely in the food processor), one-bowl French chocolate torte (yes, the real thing, but easier to make), imaginative ways with ice cream, chic puddings and mousses to swoon over, and gooey pies with no-fault press-in crusts. Even soufflés for beginners. And you won’t need a rolling pin, a pastry brush, or the skills of a professional baker.
As always, you’ll find well tested recipes with tips for success that will make all cooks—even those nervous about baking—confident in the kitchen. Plus there are more than 100 ideas for spur-of-the-moment desserts that don’t even involve baking, including fantastic ideas for ways to dress up a bar of chocolate, a pint of strawberries, a handful of dried fruit, fresh cheese, gingerbread, amaretti, and more.
“The baking expert tempts again”—New York Times"Simple yet inventive desserts....Every page tempts"—Washington Post“Effortless sophisticated desserts. . . . perfect for short-staffed dinner parties and midweek dessert cravings”—Library Journal“Simple but brilliant”—Richmond Times-Dispatch“No time? No baking skills? No problem. With this cookbook, baking genius Alice Medrich proves that you don’t need fancy techniques, equipment, or hours on end to create fabulous homemade desserts. The flexible, forgiving recipes in this collection are uncomplicated (not even a rolling pin is required). . . . These desserts range from simple and rustic to luxurious and sophisticated—but all are a snap to put together”—Fine Cooking“Alice Medrich just took quick, simple sweets one step further. In her eighth cookbook, Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts, the Berkeley pastry chef extraordinaire makes hosting and entertaining a no-brainer. With impressive desserts that can be prepared quickly or ahead of time - and quite often both - Medrich is a pro at soothing the home baker. . . . Her desserts - from artful and elegant to cozy and classic - are all presented with zero pretension”—San Francisco Chronicle