Delicious Gifts

Delicious Gifts

Edible Creations to Make and Give

Book - 2011
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Presents recipes for bakery treats, candies, spreads, vinegars, and preserves, along with instructions for constructing gift boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Barron's Educational Publishing
Presented here are dozens of appealing recipes for edible gift packages--candies, cakes, jellies, fruit preserves, spreads, chutneys, pickles, soft pretzels, and other tasty food products that make wonderful gifts for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions. But this is more than a recipe book. Author Jess McCloskey covers every gift-related detail, starting with buying ingredients and materials, progressing through the preparation of these wonderful confections, and finally wrapping them up in elegant, eye-catching packages. Both the cooking and packaging directions are clearly spelled out and easy to follow, and include templates for making handsome gift boxes and perfect presentation pieces. An opening chapter describes the equipment needed for preparing many of these special treats, such as a double boiler, chocolate molds, a piping bag, cookie cutters, and other such items. Chapters that follow categorize the recipes under general headings that include--

* Truffles and Chocolates * Cake Balls * Soft Treats * Candies and Fudges * Preserves and Jellies * Spreads and Chutneys * Oils, Vinegars, and Sauces * Savory Treats

The book is filled with more than 200 color photographs that illustrate the step-by-step preparation methods, the taste-tempting finished culinary masterpieces, and their beautiful presentation packages.
(back cover)
For the holiday season, birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations, nothing beats a delicious handmade gift. As more and more people rediscover traditional cooking skills, many of them are using their culinary talents to prepare these more personal presents. Thoughtful and tailored to individual tastes, such gifts are sure to delight and impress their lucky receivers. Relying on author Jess McCloskey's clear directions, even novice cooks can prepare these delicious handmade gifts, and family and friends will certainly appreciate the extra special effort that goes into their creation.

Delicious Gifts is your authority on preparing high quality edible presents. Focusing on rich, complex flavors but employing simple techniques, Jess McCloskey shows how to find the perfect gift, and then make or bake it with confidence. She covers every detail--starting with advice on materials and ingredients, following up with step-by-step instructions for preparing edible delights, and concluding with tips on giving your gift an elegant package. Beginners will find her directions easy to understand, while more advanced cooks will be delighted by her many new ideas for creating delectable gifts.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2011
Edition: 1st ed. for the U.S. and Canada
ISBN: 9780764147081
Branch Call Number: 641.5 M132d
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm


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