Posted by Book Mavens on February 21st, 2012
Title: The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar –Packed Baking Book
Author: Judy Rosenberg
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 2011
Summary/Review: The Rosie’s Bakery Cookbook is a wonderful thing. It was a holiday gift from 2 colleagues so any subsequent weight gain when I bring one of these very tasty treats into work with me to share is not my fault.
Judy Rosenberg, the author, is the owner of the Rosie’s Bakery chain located in the Boston area and she learned the considerable amount she knows about baking great desserts on her own. She not only shares her excellent recipes but she also shares excellent advice. She starts with one basic rule: “Don’t be intimidated.” I love to bake but I try not to put myself in a position where I’m baking something completely unfamiliar for a special occasion. This helps to cut down on the intimidation factor. Following “Rosie’s Five Steps to Carefree Baking” will also help. Briefly, they are:
1. Read the entire recipe
2. Prepare your ingredients in advance
3. Avoid distractions
4. Bake when you’re not tense or in a hurry
5. Make sure you understand basic baking techniques (and the thoughtful instructions will help with this.)
My plan was to start with recipe number one and just work my way, recipe by recipe, through the whole book. But I made the mistake of taking a quick glance at the Brownie section so I started on page 269 which is now marked with a chocolate thumb-print. I did navigate away from the brownie section briefly to make the Applesauce-Raisin Cake and it was well worth it.
This book is a treat, as are the baked goods you will produce. Anyone who loves the occasional (or the more than occasional) indulgent dessert will find a recipe in this cookbook that will become a favorite and possibly a family legend.
Who will like this?: If you share, everyone who knows you.
If you like this, try this : The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery and Allysa Torey’s Home Kitchen
The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Occasion
Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
Recommended by: Sue D’Num
Does this look like a book you’d like to read? Visit the Fairfield Public Library catalog to check availability and place a hold!