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The All-American Dessert Book
The All-American Dessert Book by Nancy Baggett 0618240004 9780618240005
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The All-American Dessert Book by Nancy Baggett

When Nancy Baggett set out to find the best homemade desserts in America, she knew just where to look. She turned to small-town cooks who are locally famous for their specialties, innkeepers and bakers whose treats lure guests back year after year, and church and bake-sale ladies whose creations are always snapped up at events. Many of Nancys finds have never been published, or even written down, before. Some of the local treasures include * an irresistibly easy blueberry buckle from a Vermont bed-and-breakfast * a tender peach cobbler from a home cook in the Ozarks who learned it from her mother * a lusciously thick chocolate-banana malted from a celebrated soda fountain in St. Louis * a supremely moist chiffon cake with a zingy orange glaze from Nancys grandmothers receipt box * big, soft, glazed gingerbread cookies that were a huge favorite at a former diner in Washington, D.C. * creamy chocolate-dipped caramels, the proprietary secret of the guild members of a New Mexico Episcopal church Although Ive been baking and writing about sweets for more than three decades, time and time again I found myself thinking, What a great idea! Id never have thought of that, Nancy writes in the introduction. Nancy has tested and retested each recipe in her own kitchen, so that youre assured of a flaky, easy-to-roll pie crust, a brownie with a perfect fudgy center and a deep chocolate aroma, and a silky-smooth cheesecake every time -- even if youve never baked before. Since the most memorable desserts are often the ones you make with your children, this book features plenty of projects for the whole family: rock crystal swizzle sticks, caramel apples, grahamcracker gingerbread houses, and gifts such as brownie bars in a jar and quick heavenly hash fudge. The All-American Dessert Book tells the intriguing story of Americas fascination with sweets, complete with regional legends, behind-the-scenes recipe stories, fascinating snippets of baking history, and words of kitchen wisdom from cooks of the past.

Author: Nancy Baggett

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 406

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 2005-10-03

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0618240004

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