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American Cake

American Cake Author Anne Byrn
ISBN-10 9781623365448
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 352
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Taste your way through America with more than 125 recipes for our favorite historical cakes and frostings. Cakes in America aren't just about sugar, flour, and frosting. They have a deep, rich history that developed as our country grew. Cakes, more so than other desserts, are synonymous with celebration and coming together for happy times. They're an icon of American culture, reflecting heritage, region, season, occasion, and era. And they always have been, throughout history. In American Cake, Anne Byrn, creator of the New York Times bestselling series The Cake Mix Doctor, takes you on a journey through America's past to present with more than 125 authentic recipes for our best-loved and beautiful cakes and frostings. Tracing cakes chronologically from the dark, moist gingerbread of New England to the elegant pound cake, the hardscrabble Appalachian stack cake, war cakes, deep-South caramel, Hawaiian Chantilly, and the modern California cakes of orange and olive oil, Byrn shares recipes, stories, and a behind-the-scenes look into what cakes we were baking back in time. From the well-known Angel Food, Red Velvet, Pineapple Upside-Down, Gooey Butter, and Brownie to the lesser-known Burnt Leather, Wacky Cake, Lazy Daisy, and Cold Oven Pound Cake, this is a cookbook for the cook, the traveler, or anyone who loves a good story. And all recipes have been adapted to the modern kitchen.



American Cake

American Cake Author Anne Byrn
ISBN-10 9781623365431
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 352
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Cakes have become an icon of American cultureand a window to understanding ourselves. Be they vanilla, lemon, ginger, chocolate, cinnamon, boozy, Bundt, layered, marbled, even checkerboard--they are etched in our psyche. Cakes relate to our lives, heritage, and hometowns. And as we look at the evolution of cakes in America, we see the evolution of our history: cakes changed with waves of immigrants landing on ourshores, with the availability (and scarcity) of ingredients, with cultural trends and with political developments. In her new book American Cake, Anne Byrn (creator of the New York Times bestselling series The Cake Mix Doctor) will explore this delicious evolution and teach us cake-making techniques from across the centuries, all modernized for today’s home cooks. Anne wonders (and answers for us) why devil’s food cake is not red in color, how the Southern delicacy known as Japanese Fruit Cake could be so-named when there appears to be nothing Japanese about the recipe, and how Depression-era cooks managed to bake cakes without eggs, milk, and butter. Who invented the flourless chocolate cake, the St. Louis gooey butter cake, the Tunnel of Fudge cake? Were these now-legendary recipes mishaps thanks to a lapse of memory, frugality, or being too lazy to run to the store for more flour? Join Anne for this delicious coast-to-coast journey and savor our nation's history of cake baking. From the dark, moist gingerbread and blueberry cakes of New England and the elegant English-style pound cake of Virginia to the hard-scrabble apple stack cake home to Appalachia and the slow-drawl, Deep South Lady Baltimore Cake, you will learn the stories behind your favorite cakes and how to bake them.



Vintage Cakes

Vintage Cakes Author Julie Richardson
ISBN-10 9781607741039
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 176
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A charming collection of updated recipes for both classic and forgotten cakes, from a timeless yellow birthday cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, to the new holiday standard, Gingerbread Icebox Cake with Mascarpone Mousse, written by a master baker and coauthor of Rustic Fruit Desserts. Make every occasion—the annual bake sale, a birthday party, or even a simple Sunday supper—a celebration with this charming collection of more than 50 remastered classics. Each recipe in Vintage Cakes is a confectionary stroll down memory lane. After sifting through her treasure trove of cookbooks and recipe cards, master baker and author Julie Richardson selected the most inventive, surprising, and just plain delicious cakes she could find. The result is a delightful and delectable time capsule of American baking, with recipes spanning a century. With precise and careful guidance, Richardson guides home bakers—whether total beginners or seasoned cooks—toward picture-perfect meringues, extra-creamy frostings, and lighter-than-air chiffons. A few of the dreamy cakes that await: a chocolatey Texas Sheet Cake as large and abundant as its namesake state, the boozy Not for Children Gingerbread Bundt cake, and the sublime Lovelight Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream. With recipes to make Betty Crocker proud, these nostalgic and foolproof sweets rekindle our love affair with cakes.



United Cakes of America

United Cakes of America Author Warren Brown
ISBN-10 9781613127957
Release 2014-10-31
Pages 224
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This tour of classic and curious cakes from all fifty states is “a sweet home-baked slice of Americana” (Publishers Weekly). In order to form a more perfect union of flour, eggs, butter, and sugar, CakeLove author Warren Brown offers his unique take on dessert recipes from all fifty states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. Starting his tour with the classic Baked Alaska, Brown explores America’s rich culinary history while updating regional treats like Louisiana King Cake, South Carolina’s Lady Baltimore Cake, and Florida’s Key Lime Pie. There are official state desserts, like Maryland’s Smith Island Cake and Massachusetts’ Boston Cream Pie, as well as unofficial favorites, like New York–style Cheesecake and St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. Brown also includes more adventurous confections like Michigan’s Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake, and brand-new treats he’s created in honor of specific states, such as his California-inspired Avocado Cupcakes. With mouth-watering photos, informative sidebars, and an entire section devoted to the magic of buttercream frosting, United Cakes of America “is a shoe-in [sic] for that coveted guest-of-honor space on your baking shelf” (LA Weekly).



Birthday Cakes

Birthday Cakes Author Kathryn Kleinman
ISBN-10 0811840190
Release 2004-04-01
Pages 144
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This wonderful collection, filled with photographs, memories, recipes, decorating tips, and stories, from such renowned bakers as Julia Child, Alice Waters, James Beard, and Jim Fobel, will inspire readers to create the most perfect and special birthday cakes for their friends and family. 17,500 first printing.



The Cake Mix Doctor

The Cake Mix Doctor Author Anne Byrn
ISBN-10 9780761159490
Release 1999-01-11
Pages 464
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The Cake Mix Doctor is in! And the prescription is simple: By doctoring up packaged cake mix with just the right extras--a touch of sweet butter here, cocoa powder there, or poppy seeds, vanilla yogurt, sherry, eggs, and grated lemon zest for the Charleston Poppy Seed Cake--even the least experienced baker can turn out luscious signature desserts, time after time. The proof is in the taste, and the taste never stops--from Toasted Coconut Sour Cream Cake to Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake; from a to-die-for Caramel Cake and a Holiday Yule Log to cheesecakes, coffee cakes, sheet cakes, pound cakes, bars, brownies, and those all-important frostings, here are 175 fast, foolproof recipes that will transform the art of home baking in America. Who could believe these cakes came out of a box? Moist, tender, rich, deep, and complexly flavored, without a hint of artificiality, each cake stand up and delivers. But without any of the fuss of baking from scratch. Anne Byrn, an award-wining food writer and self-described purist, creates recipes that employ a cake mix's strengths---convenience, ease-of-use, dependability, and almost imperviousness to overbeating, underbeating, overbaking, and underbaking. In addition to the recipes are the Cake Mix Doctor's Q&A's, extensive "Doctor Says" tips, lists--15 Beautiful Birthday Cakes, 15 Cakes That Will Cash in at a Bake Sale--and more, all illustrated in a full-color photographic insert.



Gingerbread for Liberty

Gingerbread for Liberty Author Mara Rockliff
ISBN-10 9780544465664
Release 2015-01-27
Pages 32
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Christopher Ludwick was a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent for baking. When cries of “Revolution!” began, Christopher was determined to help General George Washington and his hungry troops. Not with muskets or cannons, but with gingerbread! Cheerfully told by Mara Rockliff and brought to life by Vincent Kirsch’s inventive cut-paper illustrations, Gingerbread for Liberty is the story of an unsung hero of the Revolutionary War who changed the course of history one loaf at a time.



Cake Magic

Cake Magic Author Caroline Wright
ISBN-10 9780761182030
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 192
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A totally unique and super simple way to mix and match just a handful of batters, flavoring syrups, and frostings to make 100 delicious cakes.



The European Cake Cookbook

The European Cake Cookbook Author Tatyana Nesteruk
ISBN-10 9781624145261
Release 2018-03-13
Pages 160
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For Tatyana Nesteruk, who was born in Ukraine, baking has always been a huge passion. Her blog, Tatyana’s Everyday Food, has gathered a large following of dedicated readers who especially love her extravagant and unique cakes. In her debut cookbook, Tatyana draws on her family roots to take readers on a delightful baking journey throughout Europe to learn the stories behind each region’s iconic cakes, flavors and techniques. With so much variety of rich, dense cakes and lighter, more delicate creations, avid home bakers will find endless inspiration. Eastern Europe features moist cakes with creamy fillings such as Chocolate Kievsky Torte, a decadent cake with layers of chocolate sponge cake and hazelnut meringue. Western European delicacies are light and elegant, inspired by French pastries such as Strawberries & Cream Crepe Cake or Crème Brulee Cheesecake. Then there are the Southern-inspired cakes featuring tiramisu, cheeses and fruits; Central indulgences including hearty, dense chocolate cakes and velvety bundts; and finally Northern treats that are soft, buttery and perfect to accompany afternoon tea. Explore the rich history and flavors of Europe—and even pick up a new skill or two—with the fabulous cakes from this inspiring cookbook.



The Illustrious Dead

The Illustrious Dead Author Stephan Talty
ISBN-10 0307459756
Release 2009-06-02
Pages 336
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“Gripping . . . a compelling story of personal hubris and humbling defeat.” —Jack Weatherford,author of the New York Times bestseller Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World In a masterful dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, New York Times bestselling author Stephan Talty tells the story of a mighty ruler and a tiny microbe, antagonists whose struggle would shape the modern world. In the spring of 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte was at the height of his powers. Forty-five million called him emperor, and he commanded a nation that was the richest, most cultured, and advanced on earth. No army could stand against his impeccably trained, brilliantly led forces, and his continued sweep across Europe seemed inevitable. Early that year, bolstered by his successes, Napoleon turned his attentions toward Moscow, helming the largest invasion in human history. Surely, Tsar Alexander’s outnumbered troops would crumble against this mighty force. But another powerful and ancient enemy awaited Napoleon’s men in the Russian steppes. Virulent and swift, this microscopic foe would bring the emperor to his knees. Even as the Russians retreated before him in disarray, Napoleon found his army disappearing, his frantic doctors powerless to explain what had struck down a hundred thousand soldiers. The emperor’s vaunted military brilliance suddenly seemed useless, and when the Russians put their own occupied capital to the torch, the campaign became a desperate race through the frozen landscape as troops continued to die by the thousands. Through it all, with tragic heroism, Napoleon’s disease-ravaged, freezing, starving men somehow rallied, again and again, to cries of “Vive l’Empereur!” Yet Talty’s sweeping tale takes us far beyond the doomed heroics and bloody clashes of the battlefield. The Illustrious Dead delves deep into the origins of the pathogen that finally ended the mighty emperor’s dreams of world conquest and exposes this “war plague’s” hidden role throughout history. A tale of two unstoppable forces meeting on the road to Moscow in an epic clash of killer microbe and peerless army, The Illustrious Dead is a historical whodunit in which a million lives hang in the balance. From the Hardcover edition.



Cake I Love You

Cake  I Love You Author Jill O'Connor
ISBN-10 9781452153940
Release 2017-05-23
Pages 176
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What better way to celebrate life's big and small achievements than with cake? This love letter to a classic indulgence offers 60 divinely decadent recipes home bakers will want to make right away. Organized by flavor profile (banana, coconut, chocolate, caramel, spice, fruit) and level of difficulty, each chapter in this cookbook from baking master Jill O'Connor presents a wide range of sweet choices, from easy weeknight sheet cakes to showstoppers layered with frosting and ganache. With photos that will make readers want to reach out and swipe their fingers through the frosting, Cake: I Love You offers foolproof cake-making advice for beginning bakers and master mixers alike.



Anne Byrn Saves the Day Cookbook

Anne Byrn Saves the Day  Cookbook Author Anne Byrn
ISBN-10 9780761183112
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 368
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It’s Anne Byrn to the rescue! A problem-solver extraordinaire, Anne Byrn knows what every too-busy cook knows. There are a gazillion recipes in the world, but the right recipe, the recipe that always works, the lifesaving recipe for when times are crazy—that’s priceless. Save the Day! Cookbook presents 125 of these guaranteed tried-and-true recipes for every occasion. Whether they are Anne Byrn’s own family favorites or collected from her network of fans across the country, these go-to recipes include easy appetizers for a party or potluck—Bacon and Cheddar Torte, Stuffed Jalapen~o Peppers Witowski; mains to feed a family or a crowd, from fast-to-fix Shrimp and Cheese Grits to do-ahead, no-fuss Ina’s Sweet- and-Sour Brisket; salads perfect for entertaining the book club, including Grilled Tuna Salade Nic ̧oise and Libby’s Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Salad; sides that please everyone; and desserts that don’t take a week to assemble, like Veronica’s Mocha Cake, Lemon Snow Pudding, Ella’s Easy Peach Pie. Upbeat in attitude (it’s going to be okay, really!) and with full-color photos throughout, the Save the Day! Cookbook will be one that readers will turn to again and again. And for not only its recipes but its ideas too, including money-saver tips, menu and serving suggestions, “Razzle-Dazzle” variations, do-ahead notes, and much more. Your day is saved. And you’re welcome.



Cooking in the New South

Cooking in the New South Author Anne Byrn
ISBN-10 1561450898
Release 1994
Pages 213
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Presents over two hundred recipes for new Southern style meals, including pumpkin raisin bread, chocolate bourbon pecan pie, and Brunswick stew.



The Dooky Chase Cookbook

The Dooky Chase Cookbook Author Chase, Leah
ISBN-10 145560366X
Release 2010-09-23
Pages 224
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"While reading the cookbook, I could not only 'hear' Leah talking to me about her food, heritage and family, but I could smell and taste the flavor from the great recipes and the great food that has made Dooky Chase's my favorite restaurant." -Joe Cahn, executive director, New Orleans School of Cooking "I can't mention my favorite books without adding this cookbook to the list. The Queen of Creole Cuisine still has the spirit of a woman who has run of the kitchen at New Orleans' Dooky Chase for over fifty years. I love Leah and her cookbook is a keeper." -Marcus Samuelsson, chef, author, and restaurateur From the inception of Dooky Chase's Restaurant in 1941, the establishment has functioned as a gathering place for the black political community of New Orleans, with the incomparable Leah Chase at the center of it all. As life for blacks gradually began to change, the restaurant became a hub of political activity during the Civil Rights movement of the '60s. Chase attributes the initial popularity of the new Dooky Chase to a change in her gumbo recipe, insisting, "It wasn't until I changed the whole menu to Creole that I really got acceptance from everybody." She originally tried to gain patrons by serving dishes such as jambalaya, fried chicken, shrimp, and oysters-foods that blacks wouldn't normally eat at home-but eventually changed the entire menu. Inventive as well as traditional Creole dishes are the mainstay of Chase's repertoire. B.L.T. Soup, Bushalini, Stewed Tripe with Pigs' Feet, Grillades, Squirrel Pie, Low-Sodium Creole Red Kidney Beans, Stuffed Onions, and Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding have all graced the tables of Dooky Chase.



Daisy Cakes Bakes

Daisy Cakes Bakes Author Kim Nelson
ISBN-10 9780451499417
Release 2018-02-27
Pages 224
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A collection of recipes from the founder of the Daisy Cakes mail-order bakery features such options as pumpkin whoopee pies, chocolate peanut butter bark, pecan pie, apple fritters, Mississippi mud cake, and buttermilk ice cream.



Baker s Royale

Baker s Royale Author Naomi Robinson
ISBN-10 9780762461141
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 288
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Baker's Royale turns basic desserts upside-down with addictive flavors and gorgeous presentations: the only sweets book you'll need this year! Baker's Royale is a dessert cookbook that revisits-and revamps-classic recipes for the modern baker. Naomi Robinson thinks outside the cake mix box in her kitchen and on her site, BakersRoyale.com, mixing and matching for mash-ups that wow. Her exciting flavor combinations and eye for the easiest show-stoppers struck a chord, and readers clamored for more of her inventive sweets. The book includes 75 classic recipes with a twist: Burnt Caramel Custard Pie French Silk Crunch Cake Cannoli Cakelets Raspberry Almond Opera Cake Apple Pie Marshmallows Shortcuts like premade cookie dough and candy garnishes make these desserts as practical as they are fanciful. Stunning photography throughout showcases Naomi's unique style, which is as delicious as it looks.



Sugar Butter Flour

Sugar  Butter  Flour Author Jenna Hunterson
ISBN-10 9780735216334
Release 2017
Pages 160
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The official tie-in to Broadway's hit musical Waitress, featuring the recipes for 3 dozen of the show's most evocative and delicious pies. In the cult classic movie-turned-Broadway production, the eternally optimistic protagonist of Waitress expresses her hopes, dreams, fears, and frustrations through the whimsically named pies she bakes each morning. Sugar, Butter, Flour celebrates this art of baking from the heart, with foolproof and flavorful pies for seduction, pies for mending a broken heart, pies for celebrating new beginnings and pies for all the little milestones that come afterwards. Taking its inspiration from the iconic mile-high pies of the diner case, Sugar, Butter, Flour offers an array of showstopping pies, each with a twist that puts it over the top; from rum-spiked cookie crusts to hidden layers of passion fruit preserves, these are familiar favorites with hidden depths. The ideal gift for anyone who has ever eaten her feelings or baked away the blues, Sugar, Butter, Flour proves there's a perfect pie for every occasion - and that everything looks better with pie.