The Sweet Melissa Baking Book
Everyone has a favorite sweet treat. Whether it's a gooey sticky bun warm from the oven, a slice of fresh peach and raspberry pie, or the perfect, mouthwatering chewy chocolate chip cookie, simple, homespun treats are some of our most beloved. Melissa Murphy has a love of desserts that started when she was born on Thanksgiving Day - her mother refused to go to the hospital until the two pies she'd baked had been served. Now Melissa brings that passion to the loyal devotees of her popular, award-winning Sweet Melissa Patisseries.
As Melissa says, she loves to bake "everyone's favorite desserts better than they've had them before." In "The Sweet Melissa Baking Book", she shares her simple, tried-and-true techniques and her French-influenced American style of baking. There are desserts for every day, such as Toasted Almond Lemon Bars, Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies, and delicious Butterscotch Sauce to pour over Brown Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream. These are desserts you can have for breakfast, including Sweet Potato Bread with a Cinnamon Orange Glaze, Raised Waffles with Warm Brown Sugar Bananas, and Caramel Apple Turnovers with Sweet Ricotta Filling. For more special everyday occasions, Melissa offers decadent recipes that will impress, such as Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake with Blackberry Glaze, Sour Cherry Pie with Pistachio Crumble, or Devil's Food Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting.
Warm and spirited, "The Sweet Melissa Baking Book" contains charming anecdotes from Melissa's life of baking - from her childhood memories of picking apples for preserves and pies to her day-to-day experiences running a beloved bakery. With luscious photos and more than 100 recipes, the delicious treats in this book will make each day and every special occasion a sweeter one.