The store will be closed Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4.

OP: Maida Heatter's Book of Great American Desserts

OP: Maida Heatter's Book of Great American Desserts


Maida Heatter
Write a review
| Ask a question

Regular price $40.00

Unit price per 

This item is in stock and will ship promptly.

Maida Heatter (1919-2019), whose baking career began during World War II, when she and her mother made hundreds of dozens of cookies to send to the troops overseas, wrote seven great cookbooks between 1974 and 1995. Although there were later spinoffs using some of the earlier material, this concentrated output of creative energy made an epic contribution to the sweet kitchen. 

Heatter’s fifth book, being offered here, is perhaps the most neglected. Different in format (it is a hefty 384-page 8-½” x 11” volume) and overall style, it concentrates on desserts that originated or flourished in America, adding to these some of the inventions that sprang from that tradition. Included are such treats as Savannah fig cake, spiced pecan cookies, peach pan dowdy, Charleston cheesecake bars, and every imaginable kind of grunt, crisp, cobbler, crumble, and shortcake. Heatter’s recipe headnotes and comments are great fun—often personal, anecdotal, frequently humorous, and always helpful, reflecting her increasing comfort as an author after the first few books were published and her reputation fully established.

This is the 1985 first printing. It is in overall Very Good condition, inclusive of the dust jacket. Some shelf wear is evident, particularly on the bottom edge. Nice to have, nice to use.

Close (esc)

Popup

Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now