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Picture a plate of your favorite brownies. Are they packed with milk chocolate an walnuts? Dates and molasses? Peanut butter? Are they covered with chocolate strawberry glaze—or baked into a luscious pastry shell? These and other unspeakably rich, extravagant versions of the traditional chocolate-and-nut classic are the winners of the Nationwide Great American Brownie Bake and have been declared the 55 Best Brownies in the World.

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Overview

Picture a plate of your favorite brownies. Are they packed with milk chocolate an walnuts? Dates and molasses? Peanut butter? Are they covered with chocolate strawberry glaze—or baked into a luscious pastry shell? These and other unspeakably rich, extravagant versions of the traditional chocolate-and-nut classic are the winners of the Nationwide Great American Brownie Bake and have been declared the 55 Best Brownies in the World.

Only the author of The 47 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World could have compiled this unbelievable brownie bonanza. With more than 3,500 delicious and imaginative recipes to choose from, they've selected the most heavenly brownies bakeable, all made with back-to-basics ingredients that are both wholesome and outrageously delicious.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Bakers who take an ``anything goes'' attitude toward trying new recipes and who can endure the inane and useless commentary (e.g., ``You'll never wear a frownie when you make yourself a brownie'') may turn up some interesting variations on an old favorite. The Zismans ( The Great American Peanut Butter Book ) have chosen these versions from more than 3500 submitted in response to the authors' request for recipes through newspapers and magazines. Unembellished chocolate confections are rare, but there are some, like Jessie's brownies, in which the flight of fancy is limited to pecans and cocoa frosting. A favored approach seems to be adding a second flavor, like a liqueur (in amaretto brownies supreme and Kahlua brownies), fruit (in strawberry brownies and two kinds of cherry brownies) or chopped candy (in peppermint-candy brownies and peanut-butter-cup brownies). Some preparations take a bit longer than others, notably those with layers, such as tarte au chocolat and peanut butter double deckers, but these treats are well within the range of most bakers. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Aug.)
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These two books offer more than enough brownie recipes to satisfy even the most addicted dessert lover. Gates and Binney include all sorts of bar cookies among their 100 recipes, from traditional and gourmet brownies to holiday and special occasion confections. The Zismans' recipes, chosen from those submitted in a nationwide contest, include a few specialty items like Brownie Pizza, but otherwise are limited to brownie variations. Most libraries need only one of these--Gates and Binney's more inclusive collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312058623
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1991
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 133
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Honey and Larry Zisman are the authors of The 47 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World and The Great American Peanut Butter Book. They live in East Windsor, New Jersey.

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