I’m stuck like glue to a new cookbook, and if you gaze at the photo above, you’ll know why.
Whoa mama! It’s just impossible not to fall in love with a pie like this. It’s not just beautiful, it’s a supermodel; not just good pie, it’s beyond delicious; not simply a dessert, it’s one of the potentially most popular desserts you might ever make.
In fact, all the sweet treats are irresistible in “Something Sweet: Desserts, Baked Goods, and Treats for Every Occasion,” by Miriam Pascal. Witness: Blueberry Muffin Cookies (I’m arguing I can eat them for breakfast), Gingerbread Biscotti, S’mores Crumb Cake, Neapolitan Trifles, Cookies ‘n Cream Stuffed Waffles, fer Pete’s sake.
Miriam, who has been crowned “the queen of kosher desserts” for her column in a leading kosher magazine, as well as her popular food blog Overtime Cook , created this sweet dream in a sort of kitchen accident. It started out to be a brownie pie, merged into a cheesecake idea, then morphed into blondies and finally she threw caution to the wind and it became a combo of several of those notions.
What does Miriam say?
Listen to what Miriam says about her pie, and see if you don’t want it, right this very minute.
“In the years that I’ve been developing and writing recipes, I’ve made a number that have been really popular, some of which you can find in this book. None, however, have been as iconic and popular as my Hot Gooey Caramel Pie. When trying to figure out why this recipe took off so well, I thought about how different this dessert is. While other recipes are exciting takes on familiar ideas and flavors, this one was so unusual and different that I didn’t even know what I was making at first. It started with some ingredients in my pantry that I wanted to use up, and ended with a dessert that I could barely even name — but that everyone raved about.
“This pie has been made in numerous countries all over the world, graced many special-occasion tables, and enhanced many meals. And over and over again, fans have raved, “It’s just SO good.”
A second pie for Thanksgiving?
We all know we need a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, but most of us need another pie, too. See what you think of this as your “other pie.”
I’ll bet you get asked for the recipe.
Stay tuned here for Miriam’s Chocolate Chip Peanut Pie, which I’ll feature December 1, just in time for your Hanukkah feasting. If you’re a dessert lover, you’re going to want this book.
Disclosure: The publisher sent a copy of the book for review.