At a time when dietary needs vary enormously, Angela Garbacz—owner of Goldenrod Pastries in Lincoln, Nebraska—has devoted herself to creating recipes for cookies, cakes, and other desserts that are just as satisfying if you're using a gluten-free flour mixture, or avoiding eggs and dairy. You don't have to use anything other than traditional ingredients, mind you, but if you want to, you can rely on Perfectly Golden for the best possible results.
So if you or someone you love to bake for has been doing without, Garbacz is here to restore your pleasure in cinnamon buns, babka, shortbread, biscotti, donuts, cobbler, lemon meringue pie, carrot cake, and an enticing array of other goodies. Garbacz has all the traditional bases covered (yes, chocolate chip cookies; yes, banana bread; yes, chocolate birthday cake). But you'll also find that she has drawn inspiration from other cultures, as with Persian Love Drop cookies, flavored with cardamom and topped with a rosewater glaze. Or in a pomegranate tart that is an intriguing twist on a classic citrus tart.
Attractive and inspiring.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.