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Holiday sweets
Brennan, Georgeanne, 1943-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Smithmark Publishers, 1999.
Physical Description:
111 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TX773 .B754 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Holiday

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These two beautiful books are the next titles in our Holiday Series. They join the successful Holiday Pumpkins, Holiday Decorations, and Holiday Eggs, the first series to combine cooking and decorating ideas themed to specific holidays. With 50 gorgeous photographs, each book guides the reader through 15 stunning crafts projects and 30 delicious recipes for the winter season. Holiday Fruit contains great ideas for drying and preserving fruit, enticing recipes for both fresh and dried fruit, and inspired ideas for wreaths, potpourri, and gift baskets. Holiday Sweets includes chapters on tabletop sweets like delicate Christmas petit fours, sweet gifts, and instructions for making dazzling decorative sweets like lollipop trees. Both titles have wide appeal for the huge market of readers who cook, make crafts, or are interested in decorating and home entertaining.

Author Notes

Georgeanne Brennan grew up in Southern California and attended the San Diego State University, the University of Aix-Marseille in Provence, and the University of California at San Diego.

After returning to California to start a teaching position, Brennan and a friend started a vegetable seed company that they promoted with a recipe-filled catalog. The pair struck success and began writing weekly columns for the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle. Brennan published Apertif: Recipes for Simple Pleasure in the French Style, which won the Julia Child Cookbook Award in the Food & Spirits Category and The Food and Flavors of Haute Provence, which won the James Beard Award in the International Category.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

1 Introductionp. 8
Holiday Cookies
Holiday Candies
Cakes and Pies
Holiday Puddings, Ices, and Creams
2 Cakes and puddings: recipesp. 12
Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce
Individual Apple Puddings with Creme Chantilly
Croissant Bread Pudding with Fig Sauce
Caramelized Pecan Upside-Down Cake
Warm Chocolate Cake
Pumpkin-Hazelnut Cheesecake
Christmas Petits Fours
Angel Food Cake with Coconut
Lemon Pound Cake with Warm Poached Cherries
Bite-Sized Dark Rum Fruitcakes
Cranberry-Orange Loaf Cake
3 Decorative sweets: craftsp. 32
Holiday Candy Wreaths
Candied Popcorn Star Ornaments
Candy Acorn Kissing Ball
Stenciled Gingerbread Cookie Box
4 Cookies and candies: recipesp. 42
Pecan Lace Cookies
Apricot-Pistachio Bars
Frosted Ornament Cookies
Grandma's Molasses Cookies
Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle
Turkish Delight
Almond-Butter Toffee
Chocolate Fudge
Pecan Penuche
Hazelnut Divinity
5 Sweet gifts: craftsp. 58
Cookie Cup Gifts
Bamboo Steamet Cookie Baskets
Cookie Cutter Gifts
Decorative Pudding or
Fruitcake Gifts
6 Sweets for kids: recipesp. 68
Popcorn Balls
Candied Apples
Candy Cane Cookies
Gingerbread People
Holiday Thumbprint Cookies
Sugared Walnuts
7 Tabletop sweets: craftsp. 80
Candy Wreath Napkin Rings
Christmas-Cookie Napkin Rings
Cookie Tree Centerpiece
Candy Stick Tree Centerpieces
Chocolate Candy Tree Centerpieces
8 Pies, ices and creams: recipesp. 92
Double-Pecan Tart
Pear and Chocolate Tart
Fold-Up Apple Tart with Dried Cranberries and Raisins
Apple-Quince Pie
Hazelnut Ice Cream with Dried Cherry and Raspberry Sauce
Sugared Fruit Topping for Ice Cream
Peppermint Ice Cream
Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse
Eggnog Ice Cream Profiteroles
Lemon Verbena Creme Brulee
Metric Conversion Table
List of Recipes
List of Crafts