250 Treasured Country Desserts: Mouthwatering, Time-honored, Tried & True, Soul-Satisfying, Handed-Down Sweet Comforts

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250 Treasured Country Desserts: Mouthwatering, Time-honored, Tried & True, Soul-Satisfying, Handed-Down Sweet Comforts

by Andrea Chesman, Fran Raboff

Storey Publishing, LLC | August 19, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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As comforting and appealing as a favorite armchair or a cozy robe, warm-from-the-oven classic desserts make everyone feel good. Here are more than 250 mouth-watering recipes that every home baker will rely on when a homemade dessert is required. Whatever the occasion might be, the perfect treat is described with clear instructions that are easy to follow and guaranteed to yield delicious results.

These are the cakes that children request for their birthdays, the whoopee pies and blondies that are the first things to go at bake sales, the shortcake that celebrates strawberry season, and the pies and cobblers that accompany the apple harvest. When a friend who is sick with the flu needs cheering, a dense, not-too-sweet gingerbread lifts the spirits. Rough week at work? Creamy, raisiny rice pudding soothes jangled nerves. And when a child is going through an I-hate-cake phase, surprise her with a frozen chocolate mint ice cream cake.

With 40 cookie creations, 42 pretty pies, 36 fruity crisps and cobblers, and puddings, meringues, squares, slumps, bombs, and buckles galore, the possibilities for sweet satisfaction are endless. Bakers will also find just-right recipes for the crusts, frostings, toppings, and accompaniments that add so much to dessert classics. Little-known food anecdotes and historical tidbits drawn from three centuries of cookery books round out this addictive dessert collection. It''s just the thing for every baker.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 7.87 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: August 19, 2009

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1603421521

ISBN - 13: 9781603421522

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250 Treasured Country Desserts: Mouthwatering, Time-honored, Tried & True, Soul-Satisfying, Handed-Down Sweet Comforts

by Andrea Chesman, Fran Raboff

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 7.87 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: August 19, 2009

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1603421521

ISBN - 13: 9781603421522

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As comforting and appealing as a favorite armchair or a cozy robe, warm-from-the-oven classic desserts make everyone feel good. Here are more than 250 mouth-watering recipes that every home baker will rely on when a homemade dessert is required. Whatever the occasion might be, the perfect treat is described with clear instructions that are easy to follow and guaranteed to yield delicious results.

These are the cakes that children request for their birthdays, the whoopee pies and blondies that are the first things to go at bake sales, the shortcake that celebrates strawberry season, and the pies and cobblers that accompany the apple harvest. When a friend who is sick with the flu needs cheering, a dense, not-too-sweet gingerbread lifts the spirits. Rough week at work? Creamy, raisiny rice pudding soothes jangled nerves. And when a child is going through an I-hate-cake phase, surprise her with a frozen chocolate mint ice cream cake.

With 40 cookie creations, 42 pretty pies, 36 fruity crisps and cobblers, and puddings, meringues, squares, slumps, bombs, and buckles galore, the possibilities for sweet satisfaction are endless. Bakers will also find just-right recipes for the crusts, frostings, toppings, and accompaniments that add so much to dessert classics. Little-known food anecdotes and historical tidbits drawn from three centuries of cookery books round out this addictive dessert collection. It''s just the thing for every baker.

About the Author

Andrea Chesman is a food writer and gardener and the author of several cookbooks, including Recipes from the Root Cellar, Serving Up the Harvest, and The Pickled Pantry. A resident of Vermont, she has been a contributing editor for Vermont Life and Edible Green Mountains.

Sculptor and culinary arts instructor Fran Raboff is the co-author of Recipes from a Kitchen Garden, Virtuous Desserts, and How to Beat Those Cordon Bleus.

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