Synopses & Reviews
"Barber's book is a masterpiece of reverse engineering."andmdash;SeriousEats.com
YOUR FAVORITE TREATS . . . FROM YOUR KITCHEN
A cream-filled chocolate cupcake for dessert. Caramel popcorn while watching a movie. An ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day. What could be better than indulging in your favorite guilty pleasures? Having the fun and satisfaction of making them yourself with all-natural ingredients so they taste more delicious than the brand-name originals. This book faithfully reproduces beloved snacks and nostalgic vending machine classics, like:
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Wouldnand#8217;t it be nice if junk food wasnand#8217;t full of junk? This book answers that dilemma by serving up recipes for delicious, preservative-free treats made with the good, old-fashioned ingredientsand#151;flour, sugar and butter. With 70 scrumptiously salty and sweet recipes, plus mouth-watering full-color photos, this
"Casey Barber makes a herculean effort in each recipe to mimic the exact flavors and textures that we love so dearly...if you like a good kitchen project, this book is full of them." —TheKitchn.com
"Barber's book is a masterpiece of reverse engineering. She turns the highly processed, extruded, and corn-syrupy foods of our youth into snacks easily prepared in a home kitchen and almost entirely free of strange additives. (The most chemically-laced product featured in the book is dehydrated cheese powderand#151;yes, the same neon powder you'll find in Kraft boxes.) Even if the finished snacks have a handmade look to them, the flavors are exactly what we remember."and#151;SeriousEats.com
"Casey Barber makes a herculean effort in each recipe to mimic the exact flavors and textures that we love so dearly...if you like a good kitchen project, this book is full of them." and#151;TheKitchn.com
Create all-natural, handcrafted versions of classic favorite treats like chocolatey imitation Oreos, salty home-cooked potato chips, and fluffy DIY Twinkies from a noted copycat chef and food blogger.
Everyone has a guilty pleasure a couple of Nutter Butter® cookies after lunch, Cheetos® while watching sports on TV, or maybe a poolside Fudgesicle® on a hot summer day. And who's to judge? There's nothing wrong with a little indulgence! Except that brand-name snacks are often packed with unhealthy preservatives, unnatural colorings, and unwanted chemicals. This book answers the junk food dilemma by serving up recipes for delicious versions of everyone's favorite nostalgic treats using high-quality, all-natural ingredients. All the recipes promise to faithfully reproducing beloved snacks and vending machine treats in a home kitchen using unprocessed ingredients like real cream, rich butter, and freshly ground spices. Not surprisingly, the resulting delights far surpass the flavor of the originals. With 70 recipes ranging from quick and easy Wheat Thins® to multistep wonders like hot-out-of-the-toaster, fruit-filled Pop-Tarts®, Classic Snacks Made from Scratch will appeal to everyone who craves delicious treats with more flavor and less guilt. Health-conscious adults will finally get to reintroduce their taste buds to childhood joys like splitting open a chocolate sandwich cookie and sampling the creamy happiness of the filling first.
About the Author
is a freelance food writer, recipe developer and editor of Good. Food. Stories., a growing online magazine focusing on food from a storytellerand#8217;s perspective. Her work has also appeared in Serious Eats, ReadyMade
, Gourmet Live
, Time Out New York
, iVillage, and other print and online publications.