American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-Loved Cakes –
Cakes in America aren’t nearly sugar, flour, and frosting. They’ve a deep, wealthy historical past that developed as our nation grew. Cakes, extra so than different desserts, are synonymous with celebration and coming collectively for completely satisfied occasions. They’re an icon of American tradition, reflecting heritage, area, season, event, and period. They usually all the time have been, all through historical past.
In American Cake, Anne Byrn, creator of the New York Instances bestselling collection The Cake Combine Physician, takes you on a journey by way of America’s previous to current with greater than 125 genuine recipes for our best-loved and lovely
muffins and frostings. Tracing muffins chronologically from the darkish, moist gingerbread of New England to the elegant pound cake, the hardscrabble Appalachian stack cake, struggle muffins, deep-South caramel, Hawaiian Chantilly, and the trendy California muffins of orange and olive oil, Byrn shares recipes, tales, and a behind-the-scenes look into what muffins we have been baking again in time. From the well-known Angel Meals, Purple Velvet, Pineapple Upside-Down, Gooey Butter, and Brownie to the lesser-known Burnt Leather-based, Wacky Cake, Lazy Daisy, and Chilly Oven Pound Cake, this can be a cookbook for the prepare dinner, the traveler, or anybody who loves a superb story. And all recipes have been tailored to the trendy kitchen.
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