Kentucky Sweets: Bourbon Balls, Spoonbread & Mile High Pie

Kentucky Sweets: Bourbon Balls, Spoonbread & Mile High Pie

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 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..

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625849052
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: American Palate
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Sarah C. Baird a freelance food writer. She is a weekly contributor on Serious Eats, where her wheelhouse is sweets and baked goods from the Southeast. She is a columnist at Okra Magazine, where she writes about the intersection of Southern cuisine and music. Baird was also formerly the Governor's press secretary.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Part 1 Fruits and Nuts

Hickory Brittle 15

Appalachian Stack Cake 26

Blackberry Cobbler 32

Cushaw Pie 37

Pawpaw Bread 44

Apple Butter 57

Part 2 Derby favorites

May Day Pie 69

Spoonbread 76

Bourbon Balls 84

Kentucky Butter Cake 88

Part 3 Chocolate and Caramel

Jam Cake 94

Chocolate Gravy 101

Woodford Pudding 106

Modjeskas 112

Part 4 Celebration Sweets

Shaker Lemon Pie 122

Hummingbird Cake 129

Transparent Pic 135

Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie 143

Orange Blossom Bread 153

Ale-8 Bundt Cake 158

Part 5 Confections and Candies

Pulled Cream Candy 168

Sorghum Taffy 176

Bibliography 183

List of Recipes 187

About the Author 191

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Kentucky Sweets: Bourbon Balls, Spoonbread & Mile High Pie 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a cutesy book, but cutesy in a way that a 3rd-grader's science project is cute. Your mind isn't going to be blown, but you feel a little proud of them for trying. The author is very full of personality, but it's a shrill and undesirable personality that shines through the stories. The voice just became annoying to me - like a sorority girl in a Public Speaking 101 class. Now, the recipes were really great. But I found most of them online for free. I think this wasn't intended to be serious - I can't tell. It seems like something the writer wanted to just add to her resume. Anyone want my copy?