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Cookbook recommendation

Posted by moderndaygourmet on September 3, 2007

I picked up this cookbook a while back and I love it.  It has tons of recipes of very classic, delicious desserts. And lots of baking tips. And pictures – lots of gorgeous dessert pictures.

You can find it at Amazon here and I also have seen them at Williams-Sonoma.


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Kahlua Pecan Brie

Posted by moderndaygourmet on September 1, 2007

I’m going to post a few recipes from a cookbook I’ve really enjoyed, that I picked up after taking a cooking class by the author. The book is called Confessions of a Kitchen Diva by Claudine Destino. You can find it at Amazon here


Anyway, on to the recipe:

1/4 cup Kahlua (I substituted apricot liqueur one time; that worked OK)
3/4 cup pecans
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 (14-16 oz) round brie
crackers or melba toasts

Mix Kahlua, pecans and brown sugar in a small bowl. Lightly scrape the white coating off the Brie. Place in an oven safe dish and spoon the topping over the top. Bake in a 350 oven for 10-15 minutes just until soft and the Brie begins to ooze. Serve with crackers or toasts.

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