The Brown Betty Cookbook: Modern Vintage Desserts and Stories from Philadelphia's Best Bakery by Linda Hinton Brown

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Read The Brown Betty Cookbook: Modern Vintage Desserts and Stories from Philadelphia's Best Bakery Online Free - The first cookbook from Philadelphia's phenomenal Brown Betty Dessert Boutique When three generations of African-American women decided to open a bakery in Philadelphia, they had no idea how quickly the accolades would come. With high praise from Rachael Ray magazine and other corners of the culinary world, the Brown Betty Dessert Boutique has found fame with their amazing poundcakes, cheesecakes, pies, and cookies, among other delectable treats.

This delicious cookbook features both the secret recipes that Brown Betty's fans can't wait to get their hands on, as well as the personal stories that explain the evocative names of such recipes as Alice's Two Step and Strawberry Letter.

Features recipes that combine old-fashioned treats with thrilling contemporary flavors like sweet potato poundcake and dark cherry cheesecake
Includes gorgeous and mouthwatering full-color photography throughout
For home bakers who want to experience the best of Brown Betty in their own homes or dessert-lovers looking for something new, The Brown Betty Cookbook offers both inspiration and delectation.

Title : The Brown Betty Cookbook: Modern Vintage Desserts and Stories from Philadelphia's Best Bakery
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ISBN : 111814435X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 pages


Kate rated it ★★★☆☆

November 15, 2013

Simple, beautiful cakes. Didn't get a chance to make any, but I did copy down the recipe for sweet potato cheesecake. You know, for when I have nothing to do but cook, mash, and strain a bunch of taters. 11/15/13: made the Sweet Potato Cheesecake for my knitting group last week and it was delish!

Mignon rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2017

Guess who is going to make a carrot pie??? Also the chocolate cookie recipe looks awesome.

Leigh rated it ★★★★★

September 18, 2014

The stories behind the bakery are wonderful to read and I'm not kidding, every single recipe is the kind that makes you want to run into the kitchen and start baking. It's similar to the cookbook "Save Your Fork" which is also a tribute to African American women who love to cook and share great f...

Text rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2015

I loved this book, but it's definitely not for the calorie-phobic, diabetic, severely lactose-intolerant, and also not for the beginning baker. It contains mostly recipes for items sold by the Brown Betty Dessert Boutique in Philadelphia, and I came very close to hopping a train (Lactaid pills in...

Bdalton rated it ★★★★☆

June 14, 2015

I need to step away from this book! It is January, and like many, I am trying to lose a few pounds. The recipes in this book are loaded with sour cream, cream cheese, butter, and sugar. Looking at the recipes reminds me of the cooking that I grew up with - yummy but not particularly healthy. This...

Linda rated it ★★★☆☆

July 20, 2015

You'll feel like part of the family even if you've never been to The Brown Betty Pastry Shop in Philadelphia. Mother and daughter, Linda Brown and Norrinda Hayat use their family recipes to delight customers. They share many of the recipes they use, instead of just calling it a Pineapple Pound Ca...

Tiffany rated it ★★★★★

January 01, 2013

As someone who used to frequent the brown betty boutique almost weekly I can vouch for how great their cakes are so I was very excited when I learned that they were putting out a cookbook. I now live in Maryland and am happy to say that these recipes taste exactly like what you would get at their...

Dona rated it ★★★★★

October 24, 2013

This was a wonderful little book from the Brown Betty Bakery in Philadelphia which is owned by a mother and daughter. It's small in size, but huge in great pound cake and other yummy dessert recipes. It also has interesting stories about family members. Like Dorie Greenspan's Baking, you could ea...

Shamekia rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 29, 2014

I had to return this to the library before I made any more recipes-I only made the Strawberry Letter cake, except I made them into cupcakes. I brought them in for my coworkers and they were a hit!. There was a lot more technique involved than I'm used to, but I rose to the challenge. Most of thes...

Megan rated it ★★★☆☆

March 21, 2014

Great book. I loved how unpretentious the recipes were. The amount of pictures was about right- not a slideshow, but enough to paint a picture of the different recipes. I loved how it was half ode to the women in the authors' lives, half cookbook (if you just want recipes, be forewarned). I parti...

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