Bakeless Sweets: Pudding, Panna Cotta, Fluff, Icebox Cake, and More No-bake Desserts by Faith Durand

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  • Peach and buttermilk panna cotta

    • Cheri on June 11, 2013

      I made a modified version of this. The basic buttermilk pannacotta is easy and nice cool summery texture. I added diced nectarines (you need excellent fruit to pull this off -which mine was not), skipped the cloves, added crushed meringue cookies, which melted into the dessert. Overall we liked this, but next time I would choose strawberries or other berries. I will repeat this, as it is super easy to pull together on the morning of.

    • ellabee on August 08, 2013

      p.110. Delicious. Macerated peach slices in ginger syrup before adding to cups. Would add tiny pinch ground ginger next time, and recommend only tiniest pinch of cloves; used only half the sugar called for. Great way to use up buttermilk left from making creme fraiche.

    • lkgrover on June 30, 2015

      Excellent. I enjoyed it for a light summer breakfast.

  • Spicy peanut and toasted coconut cookies

    • ellabee on March 23, 2014

      p.203. This was a way to use up a bag of coconut that had been taking up room in the freezer and fridge for too long. It did that, but not much more.

  • Mango blender mousse

    • Astrid5555 on August 19, 2014

      Very easy and quick, however I expected something more creamy. Texture was a bit too stiff (too much gelatin powder?), taste was ok.

  • Blood orange fluff with chocolate shavings

    • Astrid5555 on January 01, 2019

      Had some blood oranges that needed to be used, so this recipe turned up in my EYB search. Simple to make, yet nice enough to serve as a dinner party dessert. A little rich but very good.

  • Strawberry-yogurt panna cotta

    • Astrid5555 on July 08, 2013

      Substituted wild blueberries for the strawberries but otherwise followed the recipe to the t. Really delicious, a little tangy and a little less rich than a traditional panna cotta without yogurt. Will make again and next time with strawberries.

  • Vanilla panna cotta

    • Astrid5555 on August 04, 2013

      Needed a quick recipe for unexpected company which could be made with pantry staples only. Added some crushed and strained raspberries on top and got rave reviews.

  • Nutella pudding with hazelnut brittle

    • lkgrover on August 17, 2020

      Excellent American-style pudding. I did not make the accompanying hazelnut brittle.

  • Chocolate-butterscotch budino

    • lkgrover on June 30, 2015

      Decadently rich & delicious. I made it without alcohol.

  • Dark chocolate and rosewater rice pudding

    • lkgrover on April 18, 2017

      This is a super-chocolately, thick rice pudding. A decadent treat!

  • Cara Cara orange mousse

    • lkgrover on June 30, 2015

      Excellent, smooth & rich orange mousse glides down. And it looks beautiful with the orange zest too!

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Reviews about this book

  • Kitchn

    Interview with author Faith Durand

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  • Food52

    This is a book that takes your hand and guides you through every stage of the pudding process -- never again need you feel wobbly about jelly or panicked about panna cotta.

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  • Baking Bites

    The recipes are easy to follow and the book is packed with tips for making sure they turn out perfectly... The photos are mouthwatering, too. The hardest part will be deciding where to start

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  • Serious Eats

    Yes, some desserts are dairy free, and dozens more are free of gluten, but that isn't the focus of the book. Bakeless Sweets was written for those who indulge...

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  • Cookbooks for Dinner by T. Susan Chang

    ...a curiously comprehensive look at the custardy, the creamy, the gelled and the chilled. ...its fresh-faced design makes for good hammock reading too.

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  • 5 second rule

    Beautifully designed and photographed in feel-good pinks, reds, and yellows, Durand's collection is ideal for non-bakers who still possess a substantial sweet tooth.

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Cardamom-yogurt mousse with apricots

    • Leite's Culinaria

      When we think of mousse, we gotta be honest, we don’t typically think of something quite so dreamily, cloudily, airily lovely as this version from Faith Durand. All we can say is wow, wow, wow.

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    • Serious Eats

      Tangy, sweet, and spiced with cardamom, Bakeless Sweets adds apricot to make a Mediterranean-tinged summer treat. Don't let the gelatin sit too long...

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  • No-bake crème brûlée

    • Serious Eats

      Crème Brûlée? Without an oven? Bien sûr. Bakeless Sweets presents a recipe for sweet, milky mini-puddings with that inimitable burnt sugar crunch. The bonus: you get to use a torch.

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  • Lemonade jelly with basil

    • Serious Eats

      When the summer heat cranks lemonade cravings to Pavlovian levels, try these jelly squares... They're a delightfully jiggly version of the drink itself, made earthy with the addition of fresh basil.

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  • Salted caramel risotto

    • Serious Eats

      A sweeter version of its more savory incarnation, salted caramel risotto from Bakeless Sweets straddles the line between toasted and burnt with a dark caramel sauce swaddling toothsome grains of rice.

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  • ISBN 10 1617690147
  • ISBN 13 9781617690143
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published May 07 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
  • Imprint Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc

Publishers Text

Dessert usually makes the home cook think of turning on the oven and setting aside several hours for baking and cooling. Not so fast! Here are 125 recipes for delicious desserts to be made without turning on the oven. From Rich Chocolate Custard to Double Cream Coconut Pudding to Peach and Buttermilk Panna Cotta to Triple Chocolate Cream Icebox Cake, there is something here for everyone. These are easy, quick recipes perfect for a quick weeknight dessert, weekend get-together, or a special occasion. Chapters include Stirred Puddings and Custards; Rice, Tapioca, and Whole-Grain Puddings; Panna Cotta and Gelled Puddings; Natural Fruit Jellies; Whipped Cream Desserts and Fluffs; and Icebox Cakes and Pies.

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