Desserts in Jars by Shaina Olmanson

13355138I couldn’t possibly list all the cookbooks I have read this year but I will tell you about a few of my favorites.  Here goes:

Book Description

Release Date: June 26, 2012
Some desserts in jars are baked or otherwise prepared right in the jar, while others are spooned into jars. Either way, the sparkling and pretty vessel and the appealing treat it holds make for a beautiful presentation. Olmanson’s clever and cute desserts are at once playful and well-crafted, appropriate for a kids’ birthday one weekend (Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes) and a grown-up gathering, the next (Neapolitan Cakes). The book includes chapters on cakes, pies, crumbles and cobblers, quick breads and frozen indulgences like Strawberry Lemonade Granitas.
Desserts in jars are fun to make and, of course, to eat, and they are especially suited for gift-giving. They store, travel and stay fresh well, and even can be delivered with a lid on the jar and with gift tags, ribbons, and other embellishments. Olmanson devotes a special chapter to as-yet-unbaked mixes, with the flour, brown sugar, and so on attractively layered in the jar, a timeless idea now undergoing its own revival.
Review –
When I received this book in the mail, I couldn’t put it down.   First off, it has  a spiral binding which allows it to lay flat, next the recipes are simple and straight forward and use ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and last, the pictures are great and show you what the end product should look like.  Here are just a few of the recipes included in this book:
Orange-White Chocolate Cheesecakes with cranberry sauce
Flourless Chocolate Cakes
Pull-Apart Cinnamon Breads
Classic Apple Pie
Peach Bourbon Pies
Macarons in a Jar
Cheery Almond Crumbles
Strawberry Shortcakes
Frozen Mudslide Pies (one of my favorites)
and many many more.
Go out and buy some jars and make desserts.

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