Over the past 10 years, Elizabeth Falkner has transformed her bakery from a tiny space in San Francisco’s Mission district to the country’s ultimate dessert destination. In Demolition Desserts, she presents her favorite creations, from the cookies, brownies, and cupcakes beloved by Citizen Cake regulars to the plated desserts that have made her one of the most dynamic culinary talents of her generation.
Beginning with a chapter devoted entirely to chocolate-chip cookies, Falkner breaks down classic desserts and reconstructs them flavor by flavor, with stunning results. Even her most elaborate desserts have been adapted for the home kitchen, and each recipe is equipped with a detailed make-ahead timeline and a minimalist version for those pressed for time.
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