From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Now, acclaimed all-American dessert chef and Food Network host Wayne Harley Brachman has assembled the very best of the best in American Desserts: The Greatest Sweets on Earth. With a gift for clarity that makes the results can?t-fail easy, and a talent for jazzing up traditional flavors, Brachman has revitalized our favorite recipes, transforming strawberry shortcake into fresh Peach Shortcake with Wild Berry Whipped Cream, and a simple black bottom pie into the luxurious Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie. His confections are brimming with enticing flavors, remaining true to their American roots: homey, simply presented desserts that are perfect to serve to family and friends alike.
Chapters showcase a wide range of classic desserts, some familiar and others ripe for revival: here are cakes (including Lemon Chiffon and Chocolate Icebox Cake), pies (such as Shoofly, Lemon Meringue and two-crust Classic Apple Pie), cobblers and puddings (like the unforgettable Nectarine-Raspberry Cobbler with Pecan Biscuits) and cookies and bars (with lavish flavors like Oatmeal Cookies with Walnuts and Chocolate Chips and white chocolate Blondies). All-American frozen desserts (such as Vanilla Malt Ice Cream and Cola Sherbet), irresistible fried doughs (including Apple Fritters and Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts) and decadent toppings (like Chocolate Fudge and Brown Sugar Custard Sauce) round out this must-have collection.
Throughout, ?Baker?s Notebook? sections give every home cook the benefit of Brachman?s two decades of experience. Filled with lore, trivia and a fresh new spirit, American Desserts is a delightful celebration of ?The Greatest Sweets on Earth.?