Norwegian Cakes and Cookies

Written by Sverre Saetre

Retail: $19.95
ISBN: 13: 978-1616085568
Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Pages: 160

Acclaimed Norwegian pastry chef Sverre Saetre offers recipes for everything from decadent cakes, tarts, and puddings to candied fruits, chocolate confections, and cookies.

The desserts are anchored in Norwegian tradition, for such treats as Fyrstekake (layers of rich butter pastry with a marzipan filling), Kokosboller (chocolate-coconut truffles), and Tilslørte bondepiker (sweet fruit compote with whipped cream). But Saetre adds creative twists to make each dish original.

Each of the fifty recipes is accompanied by the luscious photography of Christian Brun. Saetre also includes a chapter on basics such as pie and tart crusts, vanilla custard, and dark chocolate glaze, with useful tips for beginning and expert bakers alike.