Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets: 100 Delicious Desserts to Pick Up & Eat
Publisher: Taunton Press
Publication Date: September 2012
Featured Recipe: Almost-Instant Yellow Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting
Forgo the fork—and spoon! These delectable desserts are fun to make and easy to pick up and devour: the 100 recipes in Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets will have sweet lovers sneaking seconds . . . and thirds. In these pages, expert baker Abby Dodge whisks together step-by-step baking instructions, for a sweet-shop sampler of treats—from cookies, mini tarts, and hand pies to ice cream sandwiches and candy. No-fail recipes for sugary delights (along with delicious drizzles and favorite toppings ) abound in this collection of perfectly sized, perfectly portable desserts.
Cooks&Books&Recipes Editors, on Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets:
I have been a die-hard Abby Dodge fan since discovering her cookbook Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients two years ago. Easy-to-prepare desserts that look (and taste!) as sophisticated as something I’d usually (shhh, it’s a secret) pick up from a local gourmet shop? I’ll put it this way: my copy of Desserts 4 Today has seen lots, and lots, of use.
Now Abby has published Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets: 100 Delicious Desserts to Pick Up and Eat (Taunton Press), with perfect timing. I don’t know about all of you, but every party, event, or reception I attend these days has a “dessert bar” filled with little sweets. I’m not talking about sliced pies and cakes but, rather, individual-sized goodies. If you want to create your own dessert bar, for a party or just for yourself (I won’t tell), Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets is for you, with recipes for cookies and candies, of course, along with recipes for individual-sized mini pies, cake bites, frozen treats, and other bite-sized sweets.
Just a few of the temptations: Mini Spiced Sour Cream Coffee Cakes, Almost Instant Yellow Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting, Lemon Meringue Pie Poppers (gluten-free!), Jam-Filled Triangle Hand Pies, Frozen Chocolate-Papaya Wedges, Chunky Chewy Brownie Drops, Chocolate-Glazed Peanut Butter Fingers…. Abby also offers “kitchen wisdom” (e.g., how to pit cherries), “twists” (recipe variations), and “do ahead” tips.
You’ll soon want to join the Abby Dodge Fan Club. Just contact the unofficial president (me). I’ll head right over to share a mini-treat.
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