Petite Treats: Adorably Delicious Versions of All Your Favorites from Scones, Donuts, and Cupcakes to Brownies, Cakes, and Pies

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Ulysses Press, Nov 19, 2012 - Cooking - 180 pages
The collection of recipes in this one-of-a-kind book shows how to bake perfectly sized handheld delights--ideal for a sweet snack, teatime treat or dainty dessert. For hip bakers looking to dazzle guests, nothing will impress more than when whipping up miniature versions of classic bites like:
- Banana-Blueberry Muffins
- Glazed Pumpkin Scones
- Lemon Zest Coffee Cakes
- Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
- Blackberry-Lime Pies
- Boston Cream Whoopie Pies
- Jelly Donuts
- Black Forest Cakes
- Tiramisu

Full of mouthwatering baked goods, Petite Treats is packed with sweets that are as irresistible to the eye as they are to the palate. Thanks to these tiny portion sizes, you can enjoy all your favorite treats while keeping indulgence in check. With gorgeous full-color photos and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Petite Treats proves that good things really do come in small packages.


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On cuteness scale from one to ten this book and the recipes get a 12! Cute! Cute! Cute! But it doesn’t stop there. This cookbook is a treasure trove of yummy Lilliputian recipes. Their size makes them ... Read full review

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On cuteness scale from one to ten this book and the recipes get a 12! Cute! Cute! Cute! But it doesn’t stop there. This cookbook is a treasure trove of yummy Lilliputian recipes. Their size makes them even more of a delight. Everyone wants to cut back on eating sweets but face it, the craving is still there. When we go to have a “serving” it is more than we need plus we usually have the tendency to super-size it or go back for seconds. With these mini desserts you can go back for thirds and be okay! They are just enough to satisfy hankering for something luscious.
Recipes include muffins, cakes, yeast rolls, yippe pies instead of whoopee pies, cupcakes, brownies, pies, donuts, and some extra special ones in the “Fancy Stuff” chapter that will surprise you. There is also a section with frosting, fillings, toppings and drizzles for your masterpieces!
Muffins are made in mini muffin pans of course but the instructions to use a one inch cookie scoop made me chuckle. A recipe of 2o or 24 servings is all baked in a 9 inch pan. Cakes are baked in mini Bundt pans. You get the idea of the scale.
Even more than the tininess of the recipes, I was impressed with how good they were! The variety is amazing!
My mind ran with idea in ways to enjoy this book. You could make several different recipes for a ladies meeting and every one get a plate full of the small goodies. I know they would delight children, and what about a little girl’s tea party. I can also see making a variety of recipes and give in a special box as a gift for Christmas, birthday or any special occasion!
I received this book from Ulysses Press in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.


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Morgan Greenseth has been involved with the many aspects of food throughout her life. Growing up in the Midwest, as a young girl she learned to bake with her mother and grandmother. She now designs the interiors of restaurants and cafes, and also helps fill their pastry case with treats. When not brightening up interiors, she’s veganizing her favorite desserts and competing in baking competitions. She has written about food and the environment for and has served a panelist for the Fearless Critic Seattle Restaurant Guide book. Having relocated from Seattle, Washington, to New York City, Morgan now manages CHAMPS diner and bakery.

Christy Beaver began helping her mother and grandmother in the kitchen as soon as she could walk, from which she developed a lifelong love for pie. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, she noticed a lack of wholesome home-baked goods, which inspired her to start Mini Empire Bakery, for which she now heads up Seattle operations. Her goals are to enable everyone to enjoy small portions of their favorite treats and help Mini Empire take over the world, one tiny dessert at t time. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her devoted dachshund, Andy.

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