American Cake

American Cake

From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-loved Cakes

Book - 2016
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"Tracing cakes chronologically from the dark, moist gingerbread of New England to the elegant pound cake, the hardscrabble Appalachian stack cake, war cakes, deep-South caramel, Hawaiian Chantilly, and the modern California cakes of orange and olive oil, Byrn shares recipes, stories, and a behind-the-scenes look into what cakes we were baking back in time."--Back cover.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781623365431
Branch Call Number: 641.8653 B9963A 2016
Characteristics: 344 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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In 115 recipes Bryn charts the history of America in cakes, from colonial America to present day. This is great for the baker who likes a project, and will relish trying recipes from every era; and also for the amateur baker-historian, who loves a recipe with a story.  - Andrea

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Jan 26, 2018

Informative and enjoyable read on the history of cake - yum. Didn't have a chance to try the recipes but they look well researched.


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