Flapper Pie and A Blue Prairie Sky

Flapper Pie and A Blue Prairie Sky

A Modern Baker's Guide to Old-fashioned Desserts

Book - 2016
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Random House, Inc.
Combining long-forgotten classics with deliciously revamped recipes and stunning photography is what Karlynn Johnston is all about. In her anticipated first cookbook, Karlynn covers everything you need to know about being a modern-day old-fashioned baker: from setting up your kitchen and stocking your pantry, to making pie dough and releasing a Bundt cake from its pan.
Once you've got the basics covered, you'll be ready to bake time-honored desserts like Saskatoon Berry Pie, Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, and No-Bowl Chocolate Vinegar Cake. Then, jazz things up with these recipes' modern twists: White Chocolate Saskatoon Galette, Chocolate Buttercream-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Root Beer Float Cupcakes. And, of course, there's the recipe that started it all: the almost-lost Prairie favorite, Flapper Pie. When Karlynn first posted this recipe on her blog, it went viral, drawing enthusiastic and sentimental responses from readers everywhere who wanted to reminisce about their childhood and family food memories.
An approachable book for every skill level, Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky covers all the cherished bake goods from Karlynn and her family. Featuring more than 120 recipes from cakes to candies, doughnuts to dainties, and pies to puddings, with the same gorgeous photography that has made The Kitchen Magpie a go-to blog for passionate home bakers, this book is a delicious demonstration of the comfort and closeness that baking can bring. Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky is destined to become a classic to be shared through the generations.

Publisher: [Canada] : Appetite by Random House, [2016]
ISBN: 9780449016954
Branch Call Number: 641.86 J644f
Characteristics: 312 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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May 04, 2019

This is the first "cook book" in a very long time that I read cover to cover. Very useful and delightful recipes. Also, the gorgeous collection of vintage pyrex is a contender for the blue ribbon prize! Highly recommend not only for the recipes, but for the beautiful photography.

Sep 14, 2017

I made her Old-fashioned, Traditional Saskatoon Pie recipe this summer using freshly picked saskatoon berries from Mameo Beach. This was the best pie ever.

Mar 02, 2017

This book is wonderful! My grandma was a farm wife, and so many of these recipes remind me of her, as well as my aunts that still live in rural Alberta. The only recipe I was surprised not to see is Broken Glass Cake, a Prairie farm classic if you ask me!

Dec 22, 2016

This lavishly illustrated book took me right back to my early married years in rural Saskatchewan. Johnston's recipes include lots of traditional and modern approaches to saskatoon berries, butter tarts, and nanaimo bars. Her chapter on squares, bars, and slices reminds me of taking pans of treats to Handel Hall for showers, weddings, and the fall chicken supper. The photos of Pyrex and Fire King serving dishes reminded me that I had been gifted with the same items in harvest gold and old town blue as a bride. Her photo of a Ukrainian Orthodox church was identical to the churches I saw in small central Saskatchewan towns. This cookbook is a tribute to a place and time where families of British, German, and Ukrainian descent lived and worked together to grow wheat for a growing country.


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