Irish Puddings, Tarts, Crumbles, and Fools: 80 Glorious Desserts

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Chronicle Books, Sep 9, 2004 - Cooking - 168 pages
Everybody loves a fool -- especially made fluffy with ripe strawberries or tangy apple. From the author of The New Irish Table comes this celebration of the Emerald Isle's classic desserts. From lemony puddings and marmalade-slathered scones to fruit-filled tarts and berry-laden crumbles, these contemporary renditions of the traditional desserts of Ireland make perfect use of common staples such as oatmeal, fruit, dairy products, and, of course, whiskey. Steel-Cut Oat Pudding is enhanced with orange zest, nutmeg, and plump golden raisins. A chocolate, walnut, and caramel tart becomes a treat for grownups with a splash of the hard stuff. A final chapter offers the most memorable of holiday delectables including mincemeat tarts, Christmas pudding, and a really good fruitcake. A glossary and source list define and locate unusual ingredients. With gorgeous painterly photographs depicting the food and countryside, this wonderful cookbook serves as a sweet reminder of the people and cuisine of Ireland.
 

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The test of any Irish baker is soda bread: the raisin-filled and caraway-scented loaf, served warm with butter in the dank cold of the Irish countryside, is a symbol of hospitality. Johnson has judged ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Puddings
11
Tarts
39
Crumbles and Crisps
65
Fools and Flummeries
79
Tea Breads and Cakes
97
Christmas Treats
137
Glossary
162
Resources
163
Index
165
Table of Equivalents
168
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Margaret M. Johnson writes frequently about food and travel in her ancestral home, including the Irish Heritage Cookbook (0-8118-1992-2). She is an Irish-American in New York.

Leigh Beisch is a San Francisco-based photographer. Her work has appeared in many magazines, as well as in Olives, Anchovies, and Capers (0-8118-2494-2) and Cooking for the Week (0-8118-2128-5).

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