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Bourbon Desserts

by Lynn Marie Hulsman

Availablecloth$19.95 978-0-8131-4683-6
240 pages  Pubdate: 08/19/2014  7 x 7  16 color photos

The flavor of bourbon adds flair and sophistication to every occasion. Celebrations in the Bluegrass State—or any state, for that matter—are never complete without the unique richness of this signature drink. Every holiday party is made warmer with bourbon balls and velvety bourbon eggnog, and no respectable Kentucky Derby party is complete without ice-cold mint juleps.

Bourbon Desserts features more than seventy-five decadent desserts using America’s native spirit. Celebrated food writer and home chef Lynn Marie Hulsman brings together a collection of confections highlighting the complex flavor notes of Kentucky bourbon, which are sure to delight the senses. Organized by category and beautifully presented, the delectable recipes include Bourbon Crème Brulee, Watermelon Julep Pops, Drunken Hot-Fudge Pudding Cake, Derby Morning Maple-Bourbon Hotcake Syrup, and Grandma Rose’s Big Race Pie. Giving readers the confidence to prepare these easy-to-execute desserts, this cookbook also features fun facts about bourbon and its origins as well as tips and tricks for working in the kitchen.

Designed for the amateur boozy baker but sophisticated enough for the culinary professional, the indispensable collection of recipes in Bourbon Desserts proves an old saying: “What whiskey and butter won’t cure, there’s no cure for.”

Lynn Marie Hulsman is a freelance food writer, journalist, and editor. She is the author of Christmas at Thornton Hall and coauthor of Make Your Own Soda and Irish Pantry: Traditional Breads, Preserves, and Goodies to Feed the Ones You Love.

For home cooks who like a cookbook that tells stories as well as it instructs, this is an excellent work. Both effective and entertaining, Bourbon Desserts is highly practical—welcoming to the amateur cook while challenging enough for the skilled cook. -- Steve Coomes, contributing editor at Nation's Restaurant News, restaurant blogger at Insider Louisville and author of Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt and Smoke

A delicious and evocative exploration of the delights of Bourbon and all it's many culinary uses. Ms Hulsman speaks from the heart with a passion for her subject that only a true Kentuckian could. The recipes are as mouthwatering as they are informative and had me heading for the kitchen, bourbon in hand, after the very first chapter. -- Michael Harwood, The Guild of Food Writers (UK)

Bourbon Desserts is more than just a cookbook, its a trip down memory lane, as the author skillfully takes us on a journey with each recipe, back to her beloved Kentucky. Intertwined with each decadent & delicious recipe, the author tantalises both our taste buds and our imaginations with little nuggets of trivia about bourbon and other ingredients, thrown into the gooey, scrumptious mix that is Bourbon Desserts. Whether you need a sumptuous dessert as a grand finale to a formal dinner party, or something more heartwarming for a family lunch, Bourbon Desserts is a must for every household. -- Carmel Harrington, author of Beyonce Grace's Rainbow

"Bourbon Desserts" provides recipes with expert-detailed instructions that are enjoyable to read and an excellent resource for your kitchen. -- Janet Haynes -- Bowling Green Daily News

"Bourbon Desserts" showcases this country's native spirits with a collection of cake and confection recipes all laced with bourbon. -- Ruth Taber -- El Paso Times

Novices, experts, and destructive cooks alike can approach this book with confidence knowing that in the end, everything will taste better. -- Drinkhacker

Beautiful, mouth-watering, color photographs of many of the recipes will send readers to their kitchens to create these delectable delicacies. -- Rosi Hollinbeck -- San Francisco Book Review

Food writer and journalist Lynn Marie Hulsman has pushed the bourbon envelope a little bit further in her new book. -- Donna B. Stinnett -- The Gleaner

For the adventurous or "boozy bakers” it’s a must-read. -- Tennessee Libraries