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Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts - Beatrice Ojakangas

Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts

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Desserts have always been a fixture at the American table, inspiring pleasant lingering over a cup of coffee and just one more scrumptious bite. From colonial specialties to old-time country favorites, this book presents a complete collection of more than two hundred mouthwatering delights.

Cooking expert Beatrice Ojakangas has researched original sources from across the country to recapture the delicious tastes of Lemon Icebox Cake, Applesauce Crisp, and Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie. Along with each recipe, Ojakangas shares fascinating stories and little-known facts about the history of the dessert. The recipes have been tested and updated for easy preparation with today's ingredients and techniques, and this book also offers practical advice on buying fresh fruits and cooking pudding. From Yankee Apple Snow to Creole Sweet Potato Pie, Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts provides an enticing tour of the desserts of America's rich food heritage.

Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of more than twenty cookbooks, including The Great Scandinavian Baking Book (1999), The Great Holiday Baking Book (2001), Scandinavian Cooking (2003), Quick Breads (2003), Pot Pies (2003), and Scandinavian Cooking (2003)-all available in paperback from the University of Minnesota Press.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Easy-to-Fix Desserts with Fresh Fruits and Berriesp. 4
Cooked Fruit and Berry Dessertsp. 20
Simple Cooked Puddingsp. 56
Old-style Baked and Steamed Puddingsp. 83
Pastries, Pancakes, Baked Dumplings, and Fried Doughsp. 108
Old-time Icebox Desserts and Cakesp. 138
Ice Creams, Sherbets, and Icesp. 154
Country Dairy Desserts: Custards, Souffles, and Creamsp. 168
All-American Piesp. 185
All-American Cakesp. 214
Cookie-Jar Cookies and Pan Barsp. 263
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780816644377
ISBN-10: 0816644373
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43