17 Aug 2011

Raspberry Nectarine Fruit-Tinis and a Book Review: Desserts 4 Today

It's no secret just how much I love dessert and often the best desserts are made at home. This book will keep me busy for sometime to come and offers a wealth of desserts.

A very noticeable theme throughout the book are the wonderful recipe titles Gingered Blackberry-Limoncello Sundaes, Creamy Cran-Raspberry Sherbert, Maple Sugar Tile Cookies, Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecakes.

The book is written by Abigail Johnson Dodge a former pastry chef. There are 125 easy to follow recipes, and chapters on cookies, creamy desserts, frozen desserts and pastry desserts. There is an ingredients, techniques and add-on section at the back of the book, giving ideas and recipes for toppings, sauces and flavoured cream.

The Prosecco was very lively and nearly went over the top of the glass!

Raspberry Nectarine Fruit-Tinis

Serves: 4

You will need: 4 large wineglasses

2 ripe nectarines, 340g or 12 ounces raspberries, 1½ tsp finely grated orange zest, ½ bottle chilled Prosecco

1. Coarsely chop the nectarines. Put the nectarines, raspberries and orange zest in a medium bowl and toss gently to combine. Spoon into the glasses, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to four hours.
2. To serve, pour chilled Prosecco over the fruit and serve immediately.

Reader Offer: Please Note - American cup measurements are used throughout this book.

Title: Desserts 4 Today
Author: Abigail Johnson Dodge
ISBN No: 9781600852947
Publisher: Taunton
Publication Date: 10 November 2010
RRP £12.99 - Reader offer price £10.39 plus p&p
To order call 01273 488005 or go to
www.thegmcgroup.com and quote code: R2784
Closing Date: 31 August 2011

Thank you Jo for the review copy.