The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery and Cafe

Front Cover
Ten Speed Press, 2004 - Cooking - 240 pages
17 Reviews
The Best Little From-Scratch Bakery in Texas
 
The pastry case in Rebecca Rather's bakery in Fredericksburg is packed with ultra-buttery scones, luscious cakes, cookies the size of saucers, brownies as big as bricks, and fruit pies that look as though they came straight out of Grandma's oven. Since the day Rebecca and her Rather Sweet Bakery and Café came to town, life in this Hill Country hamlet has been even sweeter and the townsfolk now know why she is the Pastry Queen. Everything she makes is a lot like her: down-home yet grand, and familiar yet one-of-a-kind.
 
A native Texan, Rather makes the most of her Lone Star state's varied traditions, whether looking to the kitchens of Texas's Mexican and German immigrants or to the cowboy culture of her own forebears. Best of all, her recipes aren't fussy—one of her best-selling cakes stirs together in a single saucepan. Add in a cupful of Texas attitude and her made-from-scratch-with-love philosophy, and you've got an irresistible taste of American baking.
 
What's best at Rather Sweet? Rebecca's customers all have their favorites (and she is happy to cater to their cravings), but here's just a taste of the perennial best sellers:
 
•  Apple-Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Scones
•  Texas Big Hairs Lemon-Lime Tarts (the only big hair Rebecca has ever had!)
•  Fourth of July Fried Pies
•  Peach Queen Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting
•  Turbo-Charged Brownies with Praline Topping
•  All-Sold-Out Chicken Pot Pies
•  Kolaches (pillowy yeasted buns with sweet or savory fillings)
•  PB&J Cookies
 
With over 125 surefire tested recipes and 100 photographs that richly capture small-town life in the Hill Country, The Pastry Queen offers a Texas-size serving of the royal splendor of Rebecca's baked goods—courtesy of the rather sweet gal behind the case.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
7
4 stars
8
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Lots of yummy looking recipes. - Goodreads
The recipes are clearly laid out and easy to follow. - Goodreads
There are a few more recipes I'd like to try. - Goodreads
This book is packed w/ some butter lovin' recipes. - Goodreads

Review: The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes From the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery and Cafe

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

Wow, if there is a 12 step program for butter Rebecca Rather & I need to sign up. This book is packed w/ some butter lovin' recipes. Clearly, they need to made as occasional treats & not staples...mmm ... Read full review

Review: The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes From the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery and Cafe

User Review  - AV8R - Goodreads

Native Texan Rebecca Rather decided to move her Austin bakery to the delightful Hill Country town of Fredericksburg, and local legend Rather Sweet was born. A self-taught pastry chef, Rebecca baked ... Read full review

Related books

References from web pages

The Pastry Queen: Rebecca Rather's Royally Good Recipes from her ...
The Pastry Queen - Royally Good Recipes From the Texas Hill Country’s Rather Sweet Bakery & Café (by Rebecca Rather, with Alison Oresman, Ten Speed Press, ...
bakingdesserts.suite101.com/ article.cfm/ sweet_and_savoury_recipes

Coconut cake is the glamour queen of confections | Dallas Morning ...
Expert food shopping, recipes and cooking tips from The Dallas Morning News
www.dallasnews.com/ sharedcontent/ dws/ fea/ taste/ stories/ DN-nf_coconutcake_1107liv.State.Edition1.518a713.html

'The Pastry Queen Christmas:' Texas cooking with variety | Easy ...
o8sis.com is the women's website from WFAA-TV for women, by women
www.o8sis.com/ sharedcontent/ dws/ fea/ taste/ texascollection/ stories/ DN-nf_ratherreview_1107liv.ART.State.Edition1.4213...

The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes, Cookbook of the Day ...
The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe has 150 excellent recipes with unique takes on almost every ...
www.slashfood.com/ 2006/ 08/ 09/ the-pastry-queen-royally-good-recipes-cookbook-of-the-day/

dailydelicious thai: The Pastry Queen
Recipe from:"The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe" by Rebecca Rather and Alison Oresman ...
dailydeliciousthai.blogspot.com/ 2007/ 11/ pastry-queen.html

eg Forums -> Cooking With The Pastry Queen
Click to become an egullet Society sponsor or donor. Enter your email address to receive updates from the egullet Society: ...
forums.egullet.org/ index.php?showtopic=67029& mode=threaded& pid=973849

The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-Hearted Holiday Entertaining ...
From the July 2007 Issue... The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-Hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas Style. Reviewed by Hanna Oswald ...
www.texasmonthly.com/ preview/ 2007-07-01/ bookscook

Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe Kolaches with Poppy Seed Filling ...
The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery and Cafe. Authors: Rebecca Rather, Alison Oresman ...
www.recipelink.com/ ch/ 2004/ november/ pastryqueen1.html

The pastry queen.(buzz)(Rebecca Rather of Rather Sweet Bakery ...
The pastry queen.(buzz)(Rebecca Rather of Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe)(Brief Article) from Country Living in Home & Garden provided by Find Articles
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_hb071/ is_200505/ ai_n14942819

goldlyrics.com - The Internet's Biggest Database Of Song Lyrics
goldlyrics.com - The Internet's Biggest Database Of Song Lyrics
www.goldlyrics.com/ store/ index.php?Operation=CustomerReviews& ItemId=1580085628& ReviewPage=3

About the author (2004)

REBECCA RATHER started the Rather Sweet Bakery and Caf? in 1999 and has been hawking buttery scones and luscious cakes from behind the case ever since. She has been featured in Texas Monthly, Gourmet, Ladies? Home Journal, Food & Wine, Southern Living, Chocolatier, and Saveur. Rebecca cooks, bakes, and hangs her saddle in Fredericksburg, Texas.

ALISON ORESMAN has worked as a journalist and restaurant critic for more than 20 years, writing and editing for newspapers in Wyoming, Florida, and Washington State. She lives in Bellevue, Washington.

Bibliographic information