Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The 250 Best Brownies, Bars and Squares

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Book Review - The 250 Best Brownies, Bars and Squares

The 250 Best Brownies, Bars and Squares
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About the Book
The ultimate collection of easy and sumptuous desserts!

For sweet satisfaction and easy preparation, there's nothing like a plate full of brownies, bars or squares fresh from the oven. In the world of baking, these are the ultimate comfort foods, evoking wonderful memories.

Best of all, brownies, bars and squares are so easy to make. For many recipes, you simply mix up the dough in one bowl, put it into a square or oblong pan, bake, slice and enjoy! That's why they're so ideal for busy families.

Bestselling author Esther Brody brings back all that homemade goodness in this outstanding collection of fully tested recipes. For a snack or after-dinner treat, try Caramel Double Nut Squares or Favorite Glazed Lemon Raspberry Bars. Capture the taste of summer with Rhubarb Crisp Squares or enjoy the classic sweetness of Old-Fashioned Butter Tart Bars. And there's no better way to enjoy that afternoon cup of coffee or tea than with Banana Cream Walnut Squares, Orange Nut Oatmeal Bars or Raisin-Nut Coffee Cake Bars.

Brownie lovers will find plenty of ways to indulge their passion, including Classic Chocolate Nut Brownies, Coconut Macaroon Brownies, and the blissfully decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake Brownies. There's even a chapter devoted only to no-bake bars and squares -- absolutely perfect for those warm summer months when just the thought of turning on the oven seems impossible or for those particularly time-crunched times. Chocolate Peppermint Bars, Ice Cream Peanut Krispies, Coconut Date Refrigerator Squares or Raspberry Patch Shortcake are the perfect solution.

You'll discover many familiar recipes, as well as new recipes that are sure to create warm memories for your family and friends. Whether you're a novice or a long-time baker, once you start experimenting and see the outstanding results, you'll be inspired to make baking a part of your everyday life.

About the Author
Esther Brody has developed thousands of baking recipes over the years and has written several bestselling baking books including The 250 Best Muffin Recipes, 500 Best Muffin Recipes, 1500 Best Bars, Cookies, Muffins, Cakes and More and 250 Best Cobblers, Custards, Cupcakes, Bread Puddings and More.

My Take on the Book
This was an amazing book full of great recipes that will make your sweet tooth sing! The author has done a great job at bringing together a huge number of great recipes that are easy to follow and to prepare. So far my family favorite are the Carrot Pumpkin Bars, but there are so many to try and I know that I will find many more before I am through. The only thing that I wish was that the cookbook had more pictures of the items within the book itself. Other than that I was very pleased with everything I have found thus far and encourage all of you to take this home to your house to start making some great desserts too!

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