Chef David Ogonowski makes a triple chocolate truffle treat. He demonstrates how to make the dough for the chocolate tart shell and the filling, which consists of a custard flavored with bits of chopped white and dark chocolate and biscotti. Ogonowski also shows Julia how to make a garnish for the plate the dessert will be served on, including a wafer-thin chocolate cookie topped with homemade espresso parfait, creating a complex dessert of contrasting smooth and crisp textures, and warm and cool... [see more] temperatures.
BAKING WITH JULIA presents the delicious details for making foods that Americans crave and that home bakers want to create: loaves of hearty whole-wheat bread, focaccia rich with olive oil and herbs, high-domed breakfast muffins, daintily decorated petits fours, feather-light meringues, and a variety of cookies and cakes. Together with the country's most outstanding pastry chefs and bakers, teachers, and cookbook authors, Julia Child shares indispensable techniques, time-honored tips, and meticulously tested recipes that make home baking successful and satisfying.