Farmers' Market Desserts

Farmers' Market Desserts

by Jennie Schacht
     
 

The number of U.S. farmers' markets has grown by 20% over the past three years to nearly 5,300 nationwide. This collection of tempting desserts inspired by those markets and the farmers who share their produce there satisfies the sustainable shopper's sweet tooth with more than 50 recipes for tarts, crisps, cupcakes, puddings, and more. Discoverclassics like Deep Dish… See more details below

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The number of U.S. farmers' markets has grown by 20% over the past three years to nearly 5,300 nationwide. This collection of tempting desserts inspired by those markets and the farmers who share their produce there satisfies the sustainable shopper's sweet tooth with more than 50 recipes for tarts, crisps, cupcakes, puddings, and more. Discoverclassics like Deep Dish Sour Cherry Pie and new interpretations like Tangerine-sicle Ice Cream. Featuring seasonality charts, "farmer journal" tips, and dazzling color photography to teach and inspire, Farmers' Market Desserts is the perfect gift for bakers, lovers of local produce, and all who share in the delights of the farmers' market.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Locavores and discriminating dessert lovers are sure to appreciate the latest from author and food-healthcare consultant Schact (Without Reservations), a collection of seasonal update on dessert classics. Imaginative yet attainable riffs include a Tarte Tatin that emphasizes plums in lieu of apples, a Strawberries & Cream Cake Roll that reimagines Strawberry Shortcake, an impressive, mouthwatering Baked Apple Dumplings with Cinnamon Caramel, and a Persimmon Swirl Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust. Expected fare such as peach pie and Key Lime Bars are included, but prove the exception to the rule. Schacht prefers combining complementary fruits (a black- and blueberry buckle, apple-pear crisps, a Nectarine-Blueberry Cobbler that gets an added jolt from cherry concentrate) rather than emphasizing a central ingredient, creating new and more intense flavors. Schacht includes a helpful chart for identifying fruits, vegetables, local honey, and other produce at their best, as well as tips on the heritage of various breeds of citrus, ensuring dishes realize their full potential.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811866729
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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