From Publishers Weekly
Inspired by the annual fundraising bake sale of Share Our Strength, a nationwide anti-hunger organization, this volume contains 100 recipes for cookies, brownies, cakes and other sweet treats, contributed by an impressive array of 54 American culinary standouts. Rosen (Midnight Snacks; Cooking from the Heart) convinced such well-known pastry chefs as François Payard, who launched Manhattans Restaurant Daniel with Daniel Boulud, and nationally renowned dessert teacher Maida Heatter to supply recipes for their enticing versions of bake sale fare. A biography of the contributing chef accompanies each recipe, along with tips for making the recipe bake-sale friendly, should that, in fact, be the goal. Easy-to-follow entries range from indulgently homey, like Joanne Changs Homemade Oreos®, to intriguing, like Jimmy Schmidts Black Walnut Pound Cake with a Ginger-Black Pepper Glaze. This is a warmly rendered, appealing collection.
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A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength, one of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against hunger and poverty.