The Bonnie Stern Cooking School is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and to mark that event Random House of Canada is re-issuing her bestselling book of desserts. In it you'll find over 120 recipes for decadent cakes, pies and pastries, scrumptious cookies, creamy mousses and ice creams -- recipes from a master that stand the test, and tastes, of time.
There are lunchbox treats such as Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Apricot Almond Rugulahs; comforting family favourites such as Apple Oatmeal Cobbler and Pear Custard Crisp; and light but delicious choices such as Lemon and Orange Soufflé Tart. If it's a decadent, special- occasion dessert that's required, Italian Chocolate Mousse Cake -- Bonnie's husband's all-time favourite -- Tiramisu Cheesecake Trifle, Praline Chocolate Dacquois -- which Bonnie guarantees will make guests swoon -- and Buckwheat Crêpes with Caramelized Pears all fit the bill.
Also provided are elegant decorating tips, helpful information on equipment and ingredients, and black-and-white illustrations throughout demonstrating basic techniques that will make these recipes absolutely no-fail.
Bonnie Stern is the author of eight cookbooks, including two books with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: Simply HeartSmart Cooking and More HeartSmart Cooking (combined sales of over 275,000 copies). Her television show, "Bonnie Stern Cooks," can be seen daily on WTN.