By Rebecca Rather, Alison Oresman
The easiest Little From-Scratch Bakery in Texas
The pastry case in Rebecca Rather's bakery in Fredericksburg is full of ultra-buttery scones, luscious brownies, cookies the dimensions of saucers, cakes as massive as bricks, and fruit pies that glance as if they got here immediately out of Grandma's oven. because the day Rebecca and her particularly candy Bakery and Café got here to city, lifestyles during this Hill nation hamlet has been even sweeter and the townsfolk now recognize why she is the Pastry Queen. every little thing she makes is lots like her: down-home but grand, and common but distinct.
A local Texan, fairly makes the main of her Lone superstar state's assorted traditions, no matter if seeking to the kitchens of Texas's Mexican and German immigrants or to the cowboy tradition of her personal forebears. better of all, her recipes aren't fussy—one of her best-selling truffles stirs jointly in one saucepan. upload in a cupful of Texas perspective and her made-from-scratch-with-love philosophy, and you've bought an impossible to resist style of yankee baking.
What's most sensible at particularly candy? Rebecca's clients all have their favorites (and she is excited to cater to their cravings), yet here's only a style of the perennial most sensible sellers:
• Apple-Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Scones
• Texas huge Hairs Lemon-Lime brownies (the purely mammoth hair Rebecca has ever had!)
• Fourth of July Fried Pies
• Peach Queen Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting
• Turbo-Charged cakes with Praline Topping
• All-Sold-Out fowl Pot Pies
• Kolaches (pillowy yeasted buns with candy or savory fillings)
• PB&J Cookies
With over a hundred twenty five surefire confirmed recipes and a hundred pictures that richly trap small-town lifestyles within the Hill state, The Pastry Queen bargains a Texas-size serving of the royal elegance of Rebecca's baked goods—courtesy of the particularly candy gal at the back of the case.
From the Hardcover edition.