Book – Desserts From My Kitchen

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Desserts From My Kitchen:

From the Creator of Raincoast Crisps®

by Lesley Stowe

Lesley Stowe, famous as the creator of Raincoast Crisps, is passionate about desserts and hopes to revive the art of home-crafted sweets. Crammed with over 100 recipes for cakes, show-stopping dinner party finales, frozen desserts, cookies, bars, tarts, holiday favourites, and sauces, this cookbook will give even the inexperienced host a chance to share the fun and delight of making a delectable dessert.

When Stowe returned to Vancouver from cooking school in Paris, she noticed that the delicate and sophisticated desserts she loved weren’t available in her hometown. She set out to rectify that by opening her own catering and fine food store. Soon she was supplying such delectable desserts as Death By Chocolate to Vancouver’s top restaurants.

With her signature sense of style, Stowe shows us how to create elegant desserts easily and to serve them with flair even on a busy schedule. Pavlova with Honey Basil Nectarines and Almond Cream, Chocolate Date Pecan Cake with Cointreau Crème Anglaise, and Lemon Clove Cookies are just a few of her mouthwatering treats. Desserts From My Kitchen is certain to become the “go to” cookbook for jaw-dropping dinner finales.

book specs

8.25” x 10.25”

352 pgs.


$35.00 (hardcover)

$17.95 (ebook)


978-0-9937656-0-5 (hardcover)

978-0-9937656-1-2 (ebook)

release date

nov. 3, 2014

media contact


Independent Publisher's Awards icon

Leslie’s Stowe’s beautiful and luscious cookbook Desserts From My Kitchen won a gold medal in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Media Roundup

Breakfast Television – Vancouver

Video – Lesley Stowe interview

Youtube – Barlow Books Channel

All the video recipes shown below can also be found in Leslie Stowe’s Desserts From My Kitchen.

Video – White Chocolate Swirls Recipe

Make white chocolate swirls for your favourite dessert treat.

Video – Tarte Tatin Recipe

Wow your guests with these tasty tarts.

Video – Pressed Pastry Recipe

Pressed pastry can be made by hand but here’s a trick: use a food processor like the pros.

Video – Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Who can say no to homemade chocolate ganache.

Video – Coux Puff Pastry Recipe

Follow Lesley Stowe’s simple steps to puff pastry heaven.

Video – Creme Anglaise Recipe

Impress your guests with this all time favourite.

Video – Caramel Sauce Recipe

Easy and fun to make with these expert tips from Lesley Stowe.

Video – Mastering Meringue

Everyone can make meringue, just watch this video for Lesley’s pro tips.


  • Almond Cake with Rainer Strawberries and Raspberry Coulis
  • Beijing Flourless Chocolate Cake
  • Concord Cake á la Notre
  • Chocolate Date Pecan Cake with Cointreau Crème Anglaise
  • Gateau Progres with French Roast Coffee Coulis
  • Cracker Queen Chocolate Macadamia Nut Gateau
  • White Chocolate Pistachio Gateau
  • Tuscan Sabayon Cake
  • Apricot Dacquoise with Bitter Orange Coulis
  • Lemon Almond Meringue Gateau
  • Upside Down Pear Gingerbread Cake
  • Apple Bavarian Torte
  • Praline Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake