FROM THE KITCHENS OF TWO MOMS WHO KNOW WHAT FAMILIES LOVE
There’s a dessert for every family, every season, and every occasion in Delectable Desserts, a charming collection of more than 250 classic, sweet, and sugary dessert recipes, organized by month of the year.
Warm up with Apple Bread Pudding in January, welcome spring with Brandied Peach Mousse in April, perfect your pies in August, and get cozy with Ginger Cookies and Carrot-Pumpkin Cake in November. There’s a sweet and seasonal delight for every family and every occasion in this charming collection of classic desserts.
Authors Wendy Louise and MaryAnn Koopmann, each with more than 30 years experience in the kitchen, reveal their absolute favorite recipes for cookies, cakes, pies, bars, and much more, along with no-fail presentation tips and bits of time-tested kitchen wisdom.
From Publishers Weekly
In this copious collection of homemade favorites, Wisconsin moms Louise and Koopmann make good on their belief that “a good meal deserves a good dessert.” Organized by month, the duo offer more than 250 ideas that take advantage of seasonal ingredients: lemon squares in August, stuffed baked apples in October, and five ideas for rhubarb (pie, cake, torte, cobbler and mousse) to get families through May. Those with little confidence or experience will get the most out of the book; many recipes call for canned fillings and boxed mixes (Cakes in a Jar” calls for just two ingredients, cake mix and canning jars). Still, those interested in making their own cannolli shells or pate choux for eclairs (here called Puff Pastry for Cream Puffs) will find faithful recipes. The focus is on family favorites that can be whipped up on a whim or a weekend; comfort food desserts like Swedish Cardamom Cookies, a simple no-bake cheesecake, and Neil’s Popcorn Balls (incorporating M&Ms, peanuts, popcorn, melted marshmallows and butter) aren’t likely to win any culinary prizes, but they will certainly make for warm family memories-a fine prize for any chef.
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