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Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts

2004
Author:

Beatrice Ojakangas

Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts

Delicious authentic recipes revised for the modern kitchen

Cooking expert Beatrice Ojakangas has researched original sources from across the country to recapture the delicious tastes of Lemon Icebox Cake, Applesauce Crisp, and Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie. Along with each recipe, Ojakangas shares fascinating stories and little-known facts about the history of the dessert. The recipes have been tested and updated for easy preparation with today’s ingredients and techniques.

Desserts have always been a fixture at the American table, inspiring pleasant lingering over a cup of coffee and just one more scrumptious bite. From colonial specialties to old-time country favorites, this book presents a complete collection of more than two hundred mouthwatering delights.

Cooking expert Beatrice Ojakangas has researched original sources from across the country to recapture the delicious tastes of Lemon Icebox Cake, Applesauce Crisp, and Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie. Along with each recipe, Ojakangas shares fascinating stories and little-known facts about the history of the dessert. The recipes have been tested and updated for easy preparation with today’s ingredients and techniques, and this book also offers practical advice on buying fresh fruits and cooking pudding. From Yankee Apple Snow to Creole Sweet Potato Pie, Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts provides an enticing tour of the desserts of America’s rich food heritage.


Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts

Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of more than twenty cookbooks, including The Great Scandinavian Baking Book (1999), Scandinavian Feasts (2001), The Great Holiday Baking Book (2001), Great Whole Grain Breads (2002), Quick Breads (2003), Pot Pies (2003), and Scandinavian Cooking (2003)—all available in paperback from the University of Minnesota Press.

Great Old-Fashioned American Desserts

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Introduction

Easy-to-Fix Desserts with Fresh Fruits and Berries
Cooked Fruit and Berry Desserts
Simple Cooked Puddings
Old-style Baked and Steamed Puddings
Pastries, Pancakes, Baked Dumplings, and Fried Doughs
Old-time Icebox Desserts and Cakes
Ice Creams, Sherbets, and Ices
Country Dairy Desserts: Custards, Souffles, and Creams
All-American Pies
All-American Cakes
Cookie-Jar Cookies and Pan Bars

INDEX