United States of Cakes: Tasty Traditional American Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and Baked Goods

United States of Cakes: Tasty Traditional American Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and Baked Goods

by Roy Fares


World-Class pastry chef, Roy Fares, has traveled to many countries throughout his journey to perfect the art of baking. But of all the places his adventures took him, Los Angeles struck a particular chord, inspiring him to experiment with the many classic pastry recipes he sampled there. United States of Cakes is a compilation of his favorite classics, all featured with his own unique twist. Desserts can sometimes be too sweet or not sweet enough. After much trial and error, Roy has found the perfect median between the two for many beloved cakes, cookies, and pastries.

Recipes include:

Banana nut bread
Geneva cookies
Espresso cake
Nutella cupcakes
Cheesecake in a jar
Red Velvet Cake
S'mores cupcakes
Oreo cookie cupcakes

With over 50 delicious pastry recipes from various beloved patisseries such as, Magnolia's, Crumbs, and Sweet Lady Jane, United States of Cakes reminds us of the simple pleasures in life and showcases the sweeter side of American cuisine. Join Roy as he travels from the arid deserts of Palm Springs to the glamorous streets of Beverly Hills, sampling, baking, and learning about delicious treats.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632204752
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Roy Fares as always loved baking. In 2010, he won the competition to determine Sweden’s best pastry chef. He has since then created his own line of bakeware, and has been featured on many baking talk shows, including HSN, and continues to bake and share his knowledge with others. He lives in Sweden.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Soft Cakes 9

Palm springs 11

Banana nut bread 11

Spicy date loaf 17

Carrot Cake 18

Peanut butter donuts 21

Apple cardamom cake 22

Chocolate espresso bundt cake 25

Fudge brownies with flaked salt 26

An oasis in the desert 28

Lemon and vanilla bundt cake 30

Raspberry blondies 32

Cokkies and Sweets 35

Venice Beach 36

Snickerdoodles 41

Peanut butter Cookies 42

Chocolate and macadamia nut cookies 45

Chocolate chip cookies 46

Triple Chocolate chip cookies 49

Geneva Cookies 50

Brown sugar shortbread 53

Chocolate fudge 54

Rocky road 57

Ice cream sandwich 58

Joan's an Third 61

Joan's Nutella Pop tarts 64

Blueberry bars 67

Cakes, Pies, and Cheesecakes 69

Downtown 70

Flag cake 74

Devil's food chocolate cake 77

Magnolia Bakery 78

Magnolia Bakery's banana cake 83

Summer berry cake 85

Espresso cake 86

Hollywood 88

Sweet Lady Jane 89

Red velvet cake 90

Key lime pie 95

Pumpkin pie 96

Salted caramel chocolate tart 99

Cheesecake in a jar 100

Michigan apple pie 103

Chocolate cream pies 104

Snickers cheesecake 107

Pecan tarts 108

Apple cheesecake 111

Frozen peanut butter cream pie 112

Chocolate cheesecake 115

Strawberry cheesecake 116

Cupcakes and Cake Pops 119

Beverly Hills 121

Cappuccino cupcakes 124

Nutella cupcakes 127

Chocolate raspberry cupcakes 128

Coconut cupcakes 131

Lemon meringue cupcakes 132

Oreo cupcakes 135

Smares! 137

S'mores cupcakes 139

Snickerdoodle cupcakes 140

Peanut butter cupcakes 143

Peanut butter cake pops 147

Oreo cake pops 148

Nutella cake Pops 151

Sweet Breakfast 153

Good morning 155

Apple Pancakes 159

Granola 161

Chewy oatmeal cookies 162

Waffles 165

Banana chocolate chip pudding 166

Cinnamon rolls 169

Blueberry muffins 171

Index 172

Acknowledgements 175

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