Friday, September 18, 2009

Referencing Friday (09-18-09 edition)

Most Loved Treats, Company's Coming by Jean Pare

Some of the sweetest recipes by Company's Coming take the spotlight in Most Loved Treats. This beautiful, full-colour cookbook invites you to enjoy the authentic taste of homemade treats and desserts, perfectly chosen for busy rush hour mornings, after-school cravings or elegant dinner affairs. Included in this time-honoured collection of more than 80 recipes are freezer-friendly recipes, holiday treats, glazes, fillings, icings and sauces. Also featured in recipe sidebars are helpful tips, informative notes, variation suggestions and decorating tips.

I bought this on clearance at B&N. I haven't had time to try out any of the recipes yet, but look forward especially to trying the Lemon Crunch bars:

Lemon Crunch
page 90

Bottom Layer

1 1/3 cups Crushed soda crackers
3/4 cup Hard margarine (or butter), softened
3/4 cup All-purpose flour
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 cup Medium unsweetened coconut
1 tsp Baking powder

Lemon Filling

3 Large eggs
1 cup Granulated sugar
1 Lemon, grated peel and juice
1/4 cup Hard margarine (or butter)

Bottom Layer: Combine all 6 ingredients in a medium bowl until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture firmly in ungreased 9 x 9 inch pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven.

Lemon Filling: Beat eggs in heavy medium saucepan or top of double boiler. Add remaining 3 ingredients. Heat and stir on medium until thickened. Spread evenly over crumb layer in pan. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Let stand in pan on wire rack until cool. Cut into 36 squares.

Per serving (1 square): 122 calories, 7.1g Total Fat (2.1g Sat Fat), 18 mg Cholesterol, 14g Carbohydrate, trace Fiber, 1g Protein, 120 mg Sodium.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow, I'm going to B&N tonight so I'm going to look for this book. The recipe sounds wonderful (I love lemon AND coconut)!

Cathy said...

The cover looks delicious! Hope everything tastes as good as it looks and sounds.