The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments

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9781906417543: The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments

Ripe, seasonal fruits, fragrant vanilla, toasted nuts and spices...Every luscious flavour imaginable is grist for the chill in The Perfect Scoop, pastry chef David Lebovitz's gorgeous guide to the pleasures of homemade ice creams, sorbets, granitas and more. Chocolate or strawberry sorbet? Orange popscicle or rum and raisin ice cream? Mojito granita or sweet potato ice cream with maple glazed pecans? This collection of frozen treats ranges from the classic and the comforting to the cutting edge. All come with an emphasis on intense and sophisticated flavours, and are served with a bountiful helping of the author's expert techniques. As well as easy-to-follow recipes for a dazzling range of ice creams, sorbets and granitas, The Perfect Scoop features irresistible toppings and sauces -from classic hot fudge to exotic candied red beans and cajeta (a Mexican form of caramel)- and mouth-watering mix-ins, such as chocolate chip cookie dough, buttercrunch toffee and honey-sesame brittle. The author blurs the line between sweet and savoury, recommending ice creams made of intriguing ingredients like parsley, basil, black pepper or avocado, and offers an array of innovative serving suggestions. With an essential equipment overview, advice on what to look for when purchasing ingredients specifically for use in frozen desserts, and expert technical advice, this oh-so-cool book contains all the info you'll ever need on how to create the perfect scoop.

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* A generous collection of classic and contemporary recipes for ice creams, sorbets, granitas, and accompaniments, from a former Chez Panisse pastry chef and popular dessert book author.
* Includes more than 200 recipes and 45 full-color food photos.
* Features in-depth material on successful ice cream making, from choosing the right equipment and the best ingredients to crafting the perfect custard.
* Most recipes are accompanied by "Perfect Pairings"--variations and garnishes for turning homemade ice cream into fun and fanciful desserts.

From the Back Cover:

"This is the only book you'll ever need to make stellar ice cream."
--Gale Gand, host of Food Network's Sweet Dreams

"Finally, someone has done real justice to my favorite food, ice cream. David's book is full of new ideas for cold delights and great takes on my favorite chocolate treats."
--John Scharffenberger, cofounder of Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker and author of Essence of Chocolate

"I screamed, you'll scream--we all scream for David's wonderful ice cream! I highly recommend this book for all ice cream junkies."
--Sherry Yard, pastry chef at Spago and author of The Secrets of Baking

"The Perfect Scoop is luscious and perfectly luxurious--even David's accompaniments and accessories ("mix-ins" and "vessels" as he calls them) sparkle sweetly."
--Lisa Yockelson, author of Baking by Flavor and ChocolateChocolate

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Published by Jacqui Small (2011)
ISBN 10: 1906417547 ISBN 13: 9781906417543
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