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The Church Ladies Divine Desserts


by: Brenda Rhodes Miller

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Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Brand: G. P. Putnam's Sons
EAN: 9780399147807
ISBN: 0399147802
Item Dimensions: 92575015075
Label: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 208
Publication Date: October 01, 2001
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Release Date: October 01, 2001
Studio: G.P. Putnam's Sons

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A celebration of homespun dessert making collects more than two hundred recipes from church and family cookbooks for everything from chocolate cake to bread pudding. Review:
The African American church-going experience is richly defined through the recipes and stories collected in Brenda Rhodes Miller's The Church Ladies' Divine Desserts: Heavenly Recipes and Sweet Recollections. Throughout the book, Miller introduces us to many church ladies and shares their sweet yet significant contributions to their neighborhood churches and communities.

The phrase "church social" is equivalent to homemade and the recipes are of the sort one would expect to find on the tables at a church social or bake sale, ranging from Pineapple Upside-Down Cake to Sweet Potato Pie. Boxed cake mixes are forbidden with this crowd and Miller even includes a story of one church lady from her childhood who was quite comfortable sending individuals back home if they had brought "store-bought" baked goods to a gathering.

The stories and church-lady bios make for pleasant reading, and the recipes in this book are great to have on hand the next time you're asked to bring dessert to a social gathering. Whether you need a tasty and tart fresh lime pie or a chocolate brownie recipe that requires more effort than just adding water, The Church Ladies' Divine Desserts is a welcome and comforting resource, full of rich flavor as well as history. --Teresa Simanton

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