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Louisiana Sweets: King Cakes, Bread Pudding & Sweet Dough Pie

Louisiana Sweets: King Cakes, Bread Pudding & Sweet Dough Pie

by Dixie Poché


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Louisiana is famous for its culinary delights, and the state's rich medley of treats and confections proves its sweet tooth. Creative bakers improvised traditional recipes during days of rationing to create gateau de sirop (syrup cake) and bread pudding. Early customers of Lea's Lunchroom's pies in central Louisiana included outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, who dropped by while they were on the run. During the 1950s, singers Hank Williams Sr. and Elvis Presley hung out at Shreveport's Southern Maid Donuts after performing at the popular Louisiana Hayride country music broadcast. Author Dixie Poché dives into the recipes and history behind such beloved regional specialties as Mardi Gras king cake, flaming Bananas Foster, Cajun Country's pain perdu and many more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467137263
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/14/2017
Series: American Palate
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 714,217
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dixie Poché is a graduate of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in journalism. She is a travel and corporate writer in Lafayette and author of Classic Eateries of Cajun Country, published by American Palate, a division of The History Press. She enjoys doing research at the lunch counter and spends time with lots of Cajun cousins hanging out on the front porch.

Table of Contents

Foreword Brian J. Costello 7

Acknowledgements 9

Author's Note. Eat Dessert First 11

1 Louisiana's Sweet Heritage 15

2 Beignets, Doughnuts and Galas Cakes 27

3 Cakes 34

4 Candy and Praline 55

5 Cold Treats 62

6 Cookies 69

7 Fruits, Berries and Nuts 73

8 Other 85

9 Pies and Cobblers 98

10 Sweet Breads 114

11 Sweet Taters 132

12 Coffee and Sweets 137

Appendix. Additional Recipes 141

Bibliography 153

Index 157

About the Author 160

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