I was going to start this cookbook review by telling you how many times I've gotten marriage proposals from bringing my adaptation of Magnolia Bakery's banana pudding to various picnics, cookouts, potlucks, and parties over the years (no less than 5, it's that good). But, this cookbook, written by the founders on NYC's ever popular Magnolia Bakery, has a lot more to offer than one single, astoundingly delicious recipe. The Maple Walnut Layer Cake with Fluffy Maple icing will make you teary-eyed for the love of heaven and desserts. The Magic Cookie Bars will be a lunchbox staple for both you and the kiddos. Tips and tricks for how to translate recipes from a homemade love affair to production standards would be useful for those interested in expanding their life's work or feeding a well-loved army.
From the Publisher:
The complete and "charming" (Gourmet) collection of deliciously old-fashioned and deeply satisfying recipes from everyone's favorite New York City cupcake bakery.
Ever since the original Magnolia Bakery opened its doors in 1996, people have lined up day and night to satisfy their sugar cravingsand this book is Magnolia's comprehensive guide to making all of their beloved desserts, including their home-style cupcakes, layer cakes, banana pudding, and other treats.
Illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs that capture the daily life of the bakery, The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook shows you how to make their famous banana pudding, sinfully rich buttercream icing and red velvet cake, and dozens more irresistible desserts.
About the Authors:
Allysa Torey and Jennifer Appel are the founders of the Magnolia Bakery in New York City. In 1999 Jennifer Appel left to open Buttercup Bake Shop, which has two locations in Manhattan, where she resides with her husband and daughter. Allysa Torey lives with her son Wilson Henry in upstate New York, where she spends her time writing, cooking, gardening, and taking long walks through the hayfields with her collies Sam, Daisy, and Honey.
Release Date: November 2009