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by George Geary (Robert Rose)
If you've ever wanted to try your hand at those impressive cheesecakes served at upscale restaurants, 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes fits the bill admirably. As former pastry chef and production manager for Walt Disney Corporation and cooking school teacher, Certified Culinary Professional George Geary is eminently qualified to teach one how to make the perfect cheesecake.
The opening chapter goes into detail about necessary equipment, ingredients, basic techniques, and most importantly, troubleshooting problems. Want to know what makes your cheesecake crack or how to prevent a grainy texture? The answers are here. You'll also find equipment and ingredient source information for those hard-to-find items.
The recipes are amazingly uncomplicated, yet oh so decadent. The offerings range from basic New York Style Cheesecake to Mandarin Orange Cheesecake. Although the ingredients and amounts may change, you'll find the basics pretty much remain the same which should inspire confidence. Although Chef Geary warns against substituting lower-fat ingredients which may invite failure, he has included nine appetizing guilt-free cheesecake recipes for those watching their waistlines. A number of savory cheesecakes, such as Creamy Crab Seafood Cheesecake served with crackers, is sure to garner raves at your next party.
With easy-to-follow instructions, sidebars with comments, tips, and variations, and color photographs to make you want to lick the page, 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes is sure to delight any cheesecake-lover from novice to seasoned cook. It's easy to make the perfect cheesecake. Really.
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