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Desserts and Pastries Cooking

A routine meal can leave diners really happy when it is rounded off with a dessert as seductive and simple as toasted walnut or chocolate tart

A dessert needs to be a combination of many things. First, it needs to look wonderful. It must have a flavor other than sweet. Then it needs to have an interesting texture or combination of textures. Desserts and pastries need not be complicated or exotic. There are no secrets to cooking. You just need to master a few basics and from there you can make anything.

Try new things. Bounce back from mistakes and try not to repeat them. If it doesn't look perfect, turn down the lights and sprinkle it with lots of powdered sugar. It's just cooking, after all. Cook with love and everything will turn out just fine.