Brownies to die for!
by Bev Shaffer
More than a cookie but not quite a cake, the brownie stands as America's favorite homemade chocolate snack, beloved as much by adults as by children. Shaffer documents just how versatile brownies can be by presenting dozens of recipes for these little squares of sweet delight. Shaffer's brownies range from cakey to fudgy, from plain to fruit laden, from unadorned to frosted, from coffee and liquor spiked to creamy white chocolate versions. Coconut, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, and peanuts add texture to these brownies. Other toppings make use of meringue or of marshmallows. One singular recipe wakes up jaded taste buds with its addition of chili powder. Among the many delights of the book is a caramel-sauce recipe that takes time and effort but that yields a rich result. Supplemental recipes include ice creams, sorbets, frozen yogurt, and fruit sauces. Large, full-color photographs ensure that home bakers know exactly what results should emerge from their ovens. - Mark Knoblauch
From Cleveland Magazine
"Chock-full of scrumptious photos and charming asides, both of which help Shaffer’s goal of uncomplicating recipes..."