I Knew You Were Coming So I Baked a Cake
I Knew You Were Coming So I Baked a Cake cookbook offers over 140 delectable recipes for desserts that will make a huge impression with minimal effort.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 224 pages.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Carole Durst
Description: There are times when only homemade will do, but how many of us have the time to spend a leisurely afternoon in the kitchen creating the kind of dessert that gets "oohs" and "ahhs" from family and friends? Sometimes it's enough of an effort to order in pizza, but there are some occasions that simply demand dessert. In I Knew You Were Coming So I Baked a Cake, Carol Durst gives you more than 140 recipes that are fit for company and easy enough to do every day: simple cakes you can dress up and take anywhere, creamy puddings from scratch in no time, cookie doughs that mix up in minutes and can be refrigerated or frozen for a fresh-from-the-oven treat, a no-roll pie crust that can be filled with any number of fillings, luscious sauces to top store-bought ice cream.
Now you can win raves with the "Don't Do It" Chocolate Cake: don't melt the chocolate, don't soften the butter, and don't sift the flour, but do mix up a decadently rich chocolate cake in less than 10 minutes, in only one bowl. Granny's Oatmeal Cookies, Peach and Berry Cobbler, Smooth as a Baby's... Carrot Cake, Apricot-Orange Pie, Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding, Honey Pecan Squares -- these are desserts with old-fashioned taste and charm, made using modern techniques and equipment and clever shortcuts. And as any dessert lover knows, when you make it at home, you get to lick the spoon!
With complete pantry and equipment lists, a section of time-saving homemade mixes, and a list of recipes that meet your special needs (low cholesterol, kid-friendly, no dairy or eggs, even no cooking!), I Knew You Were Coming So I Baked a Cake is the book to reach for when you want to make a big impression with as little time, work, and fuss as possible.
Condition: Good condition. Jacket has minor shelf wear.