Sweet Soulful Baking: Recipes Inspired by Southern Roots
Food photographer and baking extraordinaire Monique Polanco presents the most tempting, beautiful and easy-to-make holiday desserts, from fruit-filled cakes to night-before-Christmas nibbles.
Irresistible Recipes Filled with The Heart & Soul of the South
Discover an exciting collection of delightful desserts inspired by Southern baking traditions. Monique McLeod-Polanco’s recipes are brimming with soulful flair and rich flavors while prioritizing simplicity for the home cook. Drawing inspiration from her family’s celebrations and holiday meals, these 60 scrumptious recipes will conjure all the nostalgic flavors from your youth yet dazzle the modern palate.
Fall in love with Monique’s fresh approach to the classics, including an outstanding Orange, Bourbon & Pecan Pie and a drool-worthy Coconut Cake with Lime Curd that will impress your family and friends. Recapture the magic of your grandmother’s kitchen in summertime with One-Layer Strawberry Basil Shortcake, or elevate tradi- tional holiday bakes with Browned Butter Sweet Potato Pie that will be the star of your Thanksgiving table.
So, grab your whisk and take a trip down South, where the secret ingredient is always love—and a bit of sugar! These showstopping desserts invite you to turn the simple, joyful act of baking into a cause for celebration.
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