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Appel and Torey are owners of the eponymous Manhattan bakery, which turns out the kind of white-cake treats that graced most tables decades ago. Retro deserts include Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake, made with Nabisco wafers, and Oatmeal, Raisin, Almond Cookies. These recipes are classics, with a few updated touches. Pecan Pie was handed down from a Texas grandmother; Magic Cookie Bars are packed with chocolate chips and coconut and sweetened with three cans of condensed milk. The unfortunately named Dump Cake is a throwback to old women's magazine recipes, consisting of cherry pie filling, canned pineapple, cake mix, pecans and butter. These super-sweet, mostly buttery items hark back to a pre-cholesterol eraAevidenced by Chocolate Chip, Peanut, Banana Loaf, which the authors describe as "healthy." A chapter on cheesecakes offers Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake and White Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake. A section of baking tips includes little new information for even novice cooks (e.g., advice such as measuring accurately and watching cookies carefully to guard against burning). The same can be said of this book as a whole: these recipes are good, if ordinary. (Nov.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I love this cook book and I can't wait to try the recipes!Published 2 months ago by Kathleen E. Smith
Excellent book. Made MANY recipes from this book and I haven't found a dud yet!Published 7 months ago by V. Elliott
Bought this cookbook for a friend as a gift and she was thrilled, she's been to this bakery in New York so I have no doubt she will
bake several of the recipes.
Like all of the Magnolia Bakery cookbooks, this one will not disappoint. They recipes are clear and concise. The end results are always tasty crowd pleasers. Read morePublished 9 months ago by J. Steuernagle