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The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook : 80 Irresistible Recipes with Only 5 to 15 Minutes of Prep Time - Mary Younkin

The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook

80 Irresistible Recipes with Only 5 to 15 Minutes of Prep Time

By: Mary Younkin

Paperback | 1 October 2019

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Desserts from Scratch as Simply as Possible

When dinner is over and you’re craving something sweet to end the day, this is the cookbook you’ll want to have at your fingertips for dozens of delicious ideas. With only a handful of common pantry ingredients and 5 to 15 minutes of hands-on prep, you can pull together a special dessert in very little time at all.

If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll be in heaven with Triple Chocolate Pound Cake—a tender chocolate Bundt cake that’s filled with chocolate pieces and drizzled with an exquisite dark chocolate ganache. Or try Seven-Minute Dark Chocolate Pudding, a rich and creamy dessert that puts store-bought puddings to shame. If you have berries stashed in the freezer and 5 minutes, the smell of Berries and Cream Cobbler bubbling away in the oven will draw all your family members, spoons in hand. When you have last-minute guests, the Peach Upside-Down Cake will look and taste like you spent a lot more time in the kitchen than you actually did. For a bite-size indulgence with that irresistible sweet and salty combo, look no further than Caramel-Pretzel Cookies—you can’t have just one.

There is something here for every craving, from cakes to crisps, cookies to cobblers, bars to ice cream, and beyond. With this cookbook, a made-from-scratch dessert is achievable even when you only have a few minutes to spare.

About the Author

Mary Younkin is the creator of the cooking blog Barefeet In the Kitchen, which has nearly 700K likes on Facebook and 51K followers on Pinterest. She is also the author of The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook and The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook. Mary has done recipe development and worked with many brands such as Tabasco, Dole, Tyson, Nature Box, Chex, Bob's Red Mill, Whole Foods, Horizon Organics and Smithfield. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Industry Reviews

"Mary just proved you don't have to wait for the weekend to indulge in all your favorite desserts, with recipes that are game changers for anyone with a busy schedule and a big sweet tooth."
--Cheryl Sousan, creator of TidyMom(R)

"Mary is a master in the kitchen and turns everyday ingredients into extraordinary desserts with just minutes of prep."
--Holly Nilsson, creator of Spend with Pennies

"Mary has this way of making me want to eat all the desserts! Her Monster Cookie Bars are to die for, and I love how approachable and easy all of her recipes are."
--Jessica Merchant, creator of How Sweet Eats, author of The Pretty Dish

"This is my new go-to book for last-minute desserts. Take my advice and try the puddings; they're amazing!"
--Rebecca Lindamood, creator of Foodie with Family, author of Not Your Mama's Canning Book

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