Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts

by Maida Heatter

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Stella Parks

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Picked this during that same period, when I was a newly minted pastry chef and overthinking everything from technique to flavor profiles; it was a great reminder that classics are classic for a reason.

Jennifer Armentrout

Editor-in-Chief, Fine Cooking Magazine

Because I adore lemon cake, and there are not one, but two killer lemon cake recipes in this book.

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