The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-Hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas Style (Google eBook)
It's Christmastime at the Best Little Bakery in Texas
The annual Fredericksburg Christmas parade marks the beginning of the Texas Hill Country's holiday season, which means the Pastry Queen is kicking into high gear at her Rather Sweet Bakery and Café. As party invitations pile up in the mailbox, Rebecca Rather is up to her elbows in sticky meringue, creamy chocolate, and a sleigh full of savory treats to meet the entertaining needs of her neighbors.
In The Pastry Queen Christmas, Rebecca shares nearly 100 traditional recipes reflecting her made-with-love-from-scratch philosophy and the tastes of small-town Texas. Show-off desserts such as Chocolate Cookie Crusted Eggnog Cheesecake, Sticky Toffee Pudding with Brandy Butterscotch Sauce, and Warm Pear Ginger Upside-Down Cake with Amaretto Whipped Cream are the perfect toppers to a family-style feast of Texas Spice-Rubbed Roast Pork, Baked Apple Pear Chutney, Brown Sugar Bacon, and No-Peeking Popovers. Still hungry the next morning? No problem-this country girl does an impressive breakfast, too: Bite-Sized Sticky Buns, Sweet Potato Scones, Cast-Iron Skillet Potatoes, and Mexican Ranch Chilaquiles ought to fill you up.
And if you're still looking for excuses to entertain this season, you'll find ooey-gooey baked goods wrapped up as gifts, homemade craft and décor ideas to make your home sparkle, and holiday-worthy menus guaranteed to make your gathering a Texas-sized success. Tree-trimming, cookie decorating, and Santas running down Main Street . . . Christmastime is here.
From the Hardcover edition.
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The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas StyleUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Rather is the owner of the Rather Sweet Bakery and CafÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ in Fredericksburg, TX, and author of The Pastry Queen, a collection of favorite recipes from the bakery. Fans of her first book may ... Read full review
Review: The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-Hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas StyleUser Review - Rachel - Goodreads
Based on the cover I assumed that this was a Pastry cookbook. It is so much more. There are a variety of recipes that encompass both traditional Christmas fare as well as new favourites. This book ... Read full review