Brownies, Blondies, and Other Traybakes: Easy Recipes for Delicious Treats

Brownies, Blondies, and Other Traybakes: Easy Recipes for Delicious Treats

Edited by Alice Sambrook

$19.95 H, 9781849757652
Ryland Peters & Small

Some of your customers may be surprised to read in the introduction that the recipes in this book are easy throw-togethers that are accessible to bakers of all levels. A quick perusal of the book reveals Bakewell Slices With a Pastry Crust, Millionaire’s Shortbread With Caramel and Chocolate Topping, Banana and Nutmeg Custard Brownies, Cherry Marzipan Streusel Squares, Ginger Cashew Granola Bars, and Chili Pecan Brownies. Sounds pretty sophisticated, doesn’t it?

Daunting to beginners on the surface, a closer look will reveal that the instructions are extremely well-written and detailed. If inexperienced bakers begin with the first recipe, Chocolate Fudge Brownies, and diligently follow the recipe step by step, ingredient by ingredient, they will have the foundation necessary to brave even the most exotic of the recipes that follow. Of course, your customers who are seasoned bakers will be drawn to the unique variations on this theme. From quick-mix treats to decadent dinner-party desserts to health-conscious bars to kid-satisfying creations like Crackling Brownie French Fries and Rocky Road Popcorn Slices, this recipe collection will provide happy baking across multiple generations for many decades to come.

November 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Anna Jedrziewski