IACP award-winning baking authority Judy Rosenberg’s famous Rosie’s Bakeries are a beloved New England institution, her mouthwatering confections have garnered countless Best of Boston awards, and her legendary Chocolate Orgasm Brownie is pure gustatory ecstasy. When it comes to sweet indulgences, Rosenberg knows that great desserts call for authentic ingredients: real butter, real cream, real chocolate, and lots of it!! Packed with over 250 recipes for delicious cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, and bars, The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book (Workman Publishing; November 22, 2011; $15.95; Paperback Original) imparts the baking wisdom gained from Rosie’s Bakery’s 30+ year history of serving award-winning treats. As a self-taught baker whose career began in a tiny Boston apartment (every doorknob was coated in chocolate and the sugar-dusted floor crunched with every step) Rosenberg is a connoisseur of real homemade flavor and her recipes are easy, crowd-pleasing, and irresistible. In The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book, Rosenberg offers the home cook words of encouragement, step-by-step instructions, and helpful tips for everything from writing on a cake to decorating with fresh flowers to salvaging a mistake to executing a delicious “end-of-anxiety” pie crust. For a celebration, try show-stopping delectables such as Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie, Caramel Apple Casserole, Velvet Underground Cake, Blueberry-Plum Crumb Pie, or Rosie’s Famous Chocolate-Sour Cream Layer Cake with fresh Butterscotch-Coconut Topping. From Chocolate Peanut Butter Volcanoes to Ginger Shortbread to Pumpkin Whoopie Pies to Dagwoods, the cornucopia of cookies will be the hit at any office party or school bake sale. And, of course, there’s the unspeakably delicious Chocolate Orgasms. Indulge! And enjoy!
Judy’s recipes have a way of saying, ‘Make me now! —Joanne Chang, author of Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe
I’m excited that with this new book, we home bakers can get all of Rosie’s excellent, unapologetically indulgent, and perfectly crafted recipes in one place. Yum. —“Doc” John Willoughby, food writer and cookbook author