Emily A.

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Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580089760
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 28th, 2009

I love so many things about this book... It includes a chart of baking pan equivalents and a glossary of dessert types (pandowdies, buckles, slumps, etc). The recipes are given seasonally, so it will make a great companion to the gardener or farmers' market shopper. Each recipe has the total baking time and number of servings listed clearly at the top, and offers storage guidelines for each dish as well. I was so excited by the rhubarb recipes that I went out and bought 3 pounds at the farmers' market to try them all! The Rhubarb Buckle with Ginger Crumb was so tasty I made it twice in less than a week. It's equally good as a coffee cake at breakfast or a dessert. The candied ginger in the topping complemented the tartness of the rhubarb wonderfully. Mimi's German Apple Cake is a great last-minute dessert; it only takes about 15 minutes to put together and has a delicious combination of crumbly cake and juicy apples.