By Beatrice Ojakangas
Cakes have continually been a fixture on the American desk, inspiring friendly lingering over a cup of espresso and only one extra delicious chew. From colonial specialties to old-time kingdom favorites, this publication provides a whole number of greater than 2 hundred mouthwatering delights.Cooking professional Beatrice Ojakangas has researched unique resources from around the nation to recapture the scrumptious tastes of Lemon Icebox Cake, Applesauce Crisp, and Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie. besides each one recipe, Ojakangas stocks interesting tales and little-known evidence concerning the heritage of the dessert. The recipes were established and up-to-date for simple coaching with today's materials and strategies, and this publication additionally bargains useful suggestion on purchasing clean culmination and cooking pudding. From Yankee Apple Snow to Creole candy Potato Pie, nice outdated American muffins offers an attractive travel of the cakes of America's wealthy meals heritage.Beatrice Ojakangas is the writer of greater than twenty cookbooks
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One 10-ounce package frozen raspberries, thawed l /2 cup framboise (raspberry-flavored liqueur) or creme de cassis 4 firm but ripe pears Chopped pistachio nuts for garnish Puree the raspberries and strain through a sieve to remove the seeds. Combine with the framboise or creme de cassis. 23 GREAT OLD-FASHIONED AMERICAN DESSERTS Peel the pears, leaving the stems intact. Remove the cores and seeds from the bottom side. Arrange pears standing upright in a saucepan. Pour the raspberry mixture over the pears.
Turn into an ungreased, shallow, 1-quart casserole. Blend the flour, granulated sugar, and butter until crumbly. Add the nuts. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the applesauce mixture. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with Vanilla Cream Sauce. 3i GREAT OLD-FASHIONED AMERICAN DESSERTS Almond Peach Crisp MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS Peaches have a natural affinity for the flavor of almonds, and though this may seem like regular peach crisp or peach cobbler, it isn't. 4 large ripe peaches, peeled and sliced !
Bake for 30 minutes. Just before serving, heat the brandy, rum, or kirsch in a metal ladle or small pan, until barely warm. Ignite and pour over the peaches. Transfer peaches to serving dishes, spoon the pan juices over them, and top with whipped cream or heavy cream. 28 COOKED FRUIT AND BERRY DESSERTS Baked Pie Plant (Rhubarb) MAKES 6 TO 8 SERVINGS Rhubarb or "pie plant" is the unsung hero of American cooks, an effortlessly grown fruit that offers its thick, juicy stalks from the early spring through June.