Desserts in Jars (Hardcover)
50 Sweet Treats That Shine
Harvard Common Press, 9781558327986, 160pp.
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
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Some desserts in jars are baked or otherwise prepared right in the jar, while others are spooned into jars. Either way, the sparkling and pretty vessel and the appealing treat it holds make for a beautiful presentation. Olmanson's clever and cute desserts are at once playful and well-crafted, appropriate for a kids' birthday one weekend (Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes) and a grown-up gathering, the next (Neapolitan Cakes). The book includes chapters on cakes, pies, crumbles and cobblers, quick breads and frozen indulgences like Strawberry Lemonade Granitas. Desserts in jars are fun to make and, of course, to eat, and they are especially suited for gift-giving. They store, travel and stay fresh well, and even can be delivered with a lid on the jar and with gift tags, ribbons, and other embellishments. Olmanson devotes a special chapter to as-yet-unbaked mixes, with the flour, brown sugar, and so on attractively layered in the jar, a timeless idea now undergoing its own revival.
About the Author
Shaina Olmanson is a cook, writer, photographer, and mother of four young children. She writes the popular blog FoodForMyFamily.com. She also writes two other blogs, FoodYourWay.com and SimpleBites.com. She is the editor of the food channel for LifetimeMoms.com. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Praise For Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats That Shine…
"Desserts in Jars is equal parts beautiful, precious, creative, inspired, and irresistible. Every turn of the page unveils a new surprise, and the photography leaves you longing for every single delicious-looking recipe."
—Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
"I love the idea of baking individual desserts in jars. Whether you serve them at parties or share them as gifts, the sweets in Shaina’s book are a beautiful collection of recipes sure to bring joy to anyone—including yourself."
—Angie Dudley, Bakerella.com, author of Cake Pops
"Shaina has written a gorgeous book, at once playful, sophisticated, and delicious! The recipes are delightful, and serving them in jars is a lot of fun." —Zoë François, co-author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day