All Cakes Considered: A Year's Worth of Weekly Recipes Tested, Tasted, and Approved by the Staff of NPR's All Things Considered by Melissa Gray, includes recipes like Dark-Chocolate Red Velvet Cake; Fried Pies; and Spanish Meringue Cake.
by Melissa Gray
Melissa Gray is NPR's Cake Lady. Every Monday she brings a cake to the office for her colleagues at National Public Radio to enjoy. Every week a different cake, never made with a cake mix, no canned frosting—all are made from scratch. In All Cakes Considered: A Year's Worth of Weekly Recipes Tested, Tasted, and Approved by the Staff of NPR's All Things Considered, Melissa Gray presents one of the best collections of American cakes available, from the glorious cakes of Melissa's Southern family to recipes from renowned chefs and bakers such as Dorie Greenspan, Paula Deen, and Stephen Pyles. All are translated by Melissa into user-friendly, step-by-step instructions.
From Brown Sugar Pound Cake to Coconut/Not Coconut Cake, Lady and Lord Baltimore Cakes, Dark-Chocolate Red Velvet Cake, and Honey Buttercream and Apricot Jam Cake—All Cakes Considered contains more than 50 recipes for the cakes you've dreamed of and drooled over all your life. For those times when you're just not feeling the cake, there are Chewy Butterscotch Bars, Cowboy Cookies, Peanut Butter Fingers, and Fried Pies.
Cook your way through this book cover to cover and you will learn how to bake a cake. And it won't be just any cake: hone your skills and learn to trust your senses and you'll be baking cakes that make people roll their eyes with pleasure.
Take it from one of the people who makes your daily NPR programs possible: You can bake a great cake!
Melissa Gray is a producer for National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
Annabelle Breakey is a San Francisco-based photographer.
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