Raised on a farm in North Carolina, Robbin Gourley started baking as a child the day she got her first toy oven. She’s been producing beautiful paintings for almost as long. Her newest cookbook is a perfect combination of all of Gourley’s talents, bringing together over sixty of her classic Southern dessert recipes (ranging from Chocolate Chess Pie to Syllabub), and over seventy-five of her delicate watercolors. Taking us back through reminiscences of her youth, Gourley shares how sweets wound their way through her childhood and family: the Raspberry Summer Pudding that her mother made with their freshly picked berries, the Pumpkin Chiffon Pie her uncle couldn’t resist, and the Sugar-Crust Pound Cake that became her father’s favorite. Divided into sections, the cookbook features easy-to-follow recipes for Pies, Crisps, and Crumbles; Puddings and Custards; Candy, Cookies and Bars; Favorite Cakes;Chilled and Spirited Desserts; Embellishments and Sauces.Just the thing to round out the meal, Sugar Pie and Jelly Roll makes creating desserts as much fun as helping them disappear.
meet the author
Robbin Gourley is the author of Cakewalk, a collection of cake recipes published by Doubleday. Her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times and in numerous books. Born in North Carolina, where her grandmother taught her to bake, she lives with her husband and children in New York.