Before I get started, I’d like to note that the timing of this review is just cruel. I had my tonsils out on Friday and I’ve had to page through hundreds of gorgeous dessert recipes and pictures with no hope of even tasting one in the near future. As part of my revenge and twisted sense of humor, this post has been sprinkled with desserts that caught my eye. Also, grammar police, hang up the red pens for this post, I know it’s riddled with mistakes. We’ll just suffer through together.
Caramel-Applesauce Cobbler with Bourbon-Pecan Ice Cream
To make the FTC happy:
I received a new copy of Classic Southern Desserts: All-time Favorite Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Puddings, Cobblers, Ice Cream & More from the Editors of Southern Living. I will be passing this copy along to one lucky reader through a random giveaway.
Fresh Georgia Peach Pie
The cookbook contains over 200 excellent dessert recipes, most from scratch, but some take advantage of short cuts, using refrigerated pie crust for example. However, we all know where to go for a pie crust tutorial, right?
Brown Sugar Bread Pudding with Crème Anglaise
If you’re after eye candy, this cookbook would be right at home on the coffee table as a conversation starter, is here where I mention Banana Pudding?
The instructions are clear, with step-by-step photographic instruction for tricky techniques, such as rolling out a tart crust.
The ingredient lists are manageable for most parts of the US and while the recipes naturally skew toward Southern cuisine, the flavor combinations are for the most part familiar and appealing. It’s a safe gift for Mother’s Day or any other time where you may be subjected to the results of the inspiration.
Can I interest you in a slice of Praline-Crusted Cheesecake or how about Texas Sheetcake?
Do I recommend this cookbook? Absolutely, along with a slice of Chocolate Icebox Pie and a cup of coffee.
The giveaway is easy peasy, just leave an entertaining comment, because really, the popsicles and chicken stock are getting old. Fast.
If you would like a second chance, use your favorite social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, blah blah blah) and mention the contest. Leave a second comment with the url (that’s the link)* to wherever you mentioned the contest. On Twitter and Facebook the url of a tweet can be obtained by right clicking the date stamp – ie about five minutes ago and selecting copy link address.
This contest will end at 9pm Eastern on May 8, 2010 and the winner will be announced on Monday the 10th and contacted by email.