Kentucky Sweets: Bourbon Balls, Spoonbread & Mile High Pie

Kentucky Sweets: Bourbon Balls, Spoonbread & Mile High Pie

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by Sarah C. Baird
     
 

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Kentuckians from frontiersmen to modern-day pastry chefs have put their marks on the state's baking history. Residents of the commonwealth have plenty of rich recipes and time-honored traditions, like pulling parties, where folks would gather to make taffy. Stack cakes originated from Appalachian weddings, where guests would each offer a layer of cake to the bride… See more details below

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Kentuckians from frontiersmen to modern-day pastry chefs have put their marks on the state's baking history. Residents of the commonwealth have plenty of rich recipes and time-honored traditions, like pulling parties, where folks would gather to make taffy. Stack cakes originated from Appalachian weddings, where guests would each offer a layer of cake to the bride and groom, who then added the jam to hold the creation together. The decadent Modjeska confection gets its name from a Victorian-era candy maker's crush on a popular Polish actress. Join author Sarah Baird on a whirlwind trip--complete with recipes--that examines the delectable history of unique Kentucky treats from pawpaws to chocolate gravy..

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Courier-Journal
"The science and history of lots of luscious Southern classics — great funÂto read, and the recipes are as easy as sliding off a greasy log backward. As much a lesson about being Southern as eating Southern, this delightful book will be a welcome trip down memory lane for many, and a great introduction to others. Utterly charming."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626193772
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Series:
American Palate
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,329,385
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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