The Church Ladies' Divine Desserts
Heavenly Recipes and Sweet RecollectionsBook - 2001
An engaging and irresistible collection of dessert recipes and reminiscences that celebrates the lives and cooking skills of the women affectionately known as "church ladies."In the tradition of The Black Family Reunion Cookbook, Celebrating Our Mothers' Kitchens, and A Gracious Plenty, The Church Ladies' Divine Desserts brings together more than two hundred recipes, culled from local, church, and family cookbooks. But this book is much more than a compilation of recipes for decadent (or divine) sweets. It honors church ladies, those revered African-American women who have contributed immeasurably to their churches as teachers, mentors, keepers of tradition, and as culinary experts. A homemade dessert is more than just a sweet finale to a meal in the African-American kitchen. It is a way to demonstrate special affection while underscoring the bounty of God's blessing on the home. And no one more than a church lady is aware of the power of a fine chocolate confection or a down-home bread pudding prepared with love and served with respect.
Publisher: New York : Putnam's, c2001
Characteristics: xi, 196 p. : ill