Jill O’Connor Cook Books

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Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey
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Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth by Jill O’Connor

Chocolate Carmel-Pecan Soufflé Cake… Cinnamon Donut Bread Pudding… Double Crumble Hot Apple Pies… Giant Coconut Cream Puffs…Here is a collection of desserts that gives more than 75 sticky, chewy, messy, gooey reasons to stock up on napkins. In addition to each sugary favorite, this book includes simple techniques and tools to help the home cook effortlessly recreate each decadent treasure again and again. Sprinkled throughout are many baking tips including using phyllo, toasting nuts, mastering caramel, and making a heavenly ganache so every over-the-top treat tastes as irresistible as it sounds. For the serious sweet tooth, pour a tall glass of milk and get ready to bite into all that is Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey.
Easter Treats
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Easter Treats: Recipes and Crafts fort the Whole Family by Jill O’Connor

Celebrate Spring Fever in style with the festive recipes and craft ideas in Easter Treats. From sweet Chicken Little Cookie Pops to a full-fledged Easter Bunny Cake and kid-sized Bunny Ears, families will find an array of tantalizing confections and simple craft projects that revel in the Easter spirit. Elegant menus offer options for entertaining, and craft projects will have kids dyeing and decorating eggs, sprucing up their baskets, and creating decorations for the table, the front porch, and themselves. Easter Treats is sure to have the whole family joining in the holiday fun.
Simple French Desserts
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Simple French Desserts by Jill O’Connor

With Simple French Desserts, making French pastry is as easy as apple pie—but deceptively more impressive. Pastry chef and author Jill O’Connor starts with the easiest recipes and gradually builds skills as she moves on to more challenging desserts. Throughout, she demystifies the art of French baking, guiding cooks with step-by-step techniques, and clear and complete explanations. Here are over 50 recipes for delectable treats like Crème Caramel, Lemon-Almond Madeleines, and Chocolate Eclairs. With a whimsically elegant design and mouthwatering full-color photographs, Simple French Desserts is the perfect introduction to the art of the patisserie—sans signing up at the Cordon Bleu.
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey
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Phyllo: Easy Recipes for Sweet and Savory Treats by Jill O’Connor

Festive, fun and surprisingly easy to work with, phyllo dough adds a special something to every dish, both sweet and savory. Whether you’re planning a lavish feast or a simple supper for two, using phyllo can make it extra special. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, Phyllo includes more than 40 easy-to-prepare recipes inspired by an international range of flavors and culinary traditions, covering delectable appetizers and entrees and sumptuous desserts. With a guide to working with phyllo dough and convenient tips on preparing dishes ahead of time, Phyllo is a delightful homage to this most versatile of pastries.