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Sweet Stuff : Karen Barker's American Desserts - Ann Hawthorne

Sweet Stuff

Karen Barker's American Desserts

By: Ann Hawthorne (Photographer)

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Award-winning pastry chef Karen Barker draws on memories of her Brooklyn, New York childhood and years of professional baking experience to present a collection of more than 160 recipes for classic American desserts for the home cook, from fruit pies and fritters to cookies and ice creams. Includes BarkerA a¬A s signature (and favorite) recipes: My Cousin SteveA a¬A s Cheesecake, Cocoa Fudge Sauce, Blueberry-Blackberry Pie, Cornmeal Vanilla Bean Shortbreads, Blackout Cake, Key Lime Coconut Pie with Rum Cream, and Chocolate Chestnut Roll. Color photos.

"Unpretentious... unfailingly delectable desserts." - New York Times "Try Barker's chocolate shortcake.... Oh, man, it's good." - Washington Post "In Sweet Stuff, James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Karen Barker shares the secrets behind her luscious desserts. Like any good teacher, Barker starts with the essentials... and works her way up to more elaborate creations." - Bon Appetit"

Before Getting Started
The Basics: A Baker's Building Blocks
A Pie Primer
Fruit Somethings
Custards and Puddings: Low and Slow Is the Way to Go
Let Them Eat Cake!
We All Scream for Ice Cream (and Other Frozen Desserts)
The Joy of Cookies
Pancakes, Waffles, Fritters, and Other Breakfast-Like Desserts
Equivalent Pan Sizes
Metric and Imperial Conversions
A Baker's Bookshelf
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780807858608
ISBN-10: 0807858609
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 12th August 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 18.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Type: New edition