Released just two weeks ago, “120 Dessert Recipe Favorites: Mary Engelbreit’s Fan Fare Cookbook,” by Mary Engelbreit, is the third installment in Engelbreit’s “Fan Fare” cookbook collection. Following in the footsteps of “120 Family Favorite Recipes” and “120 Slow Cooker Recipe Favorites,” Engelbreit’s latest cookbook is decorated with the author’s trademark artwork and filled with the personal dessert recipes of friends and family. The good looking Humdingers (made with dates, nuts and crispy rice cereal), pumpkin dessert and microwave-baked chocolate Bundt cake, the three recipes I’ve tried so far, proved to be exceedingly easy to make and were as delicious as they looked. Each dessert baked up sweet and rich and may be cut into portions smaller than what the recipe indicates. The pumpkin squares, for instance, calls for cutting them into 12 squares, but, really, even cutting them into 24 squares still provides a generous enough portion that, for all intents and purposes, is like eating a piece of homemade pumpkin pie. I plan to keep this dessert cookbook closeby through the holiday season, and you may expect to see the book’s recipe for Aebleskivers (Danish Pancake Balls), as we move closer to Christmas. For more information about this cookbook and Engelbreit’s other “Fan Fare” cookbooks, visit www.andrewsmcmeel.com or Mary Engelbreit’s website at www.maryenglebriet.com.
Sue Ade is a syndicated food writer with broad experience and interest in the culinary arts. She has worked and resided in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1985 and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All recipes from “120 Dessert Recipe Favorites: Mary Engelbreit’s Fan Fare Cookbook,” by Mary Engelbreit, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (www.andrewsmcmeel.com)