Junior's Dessert Cookbook: 75 Recipes for Cheesecakes, Pies, Cookies, Cakes, and More
by Alan Rosen and Beth Allen
Junior's Cheesecake and skyscraper desserts have made the restaurant a New York institution for more than 60 years. Alan Rosen, co-owner and grandson of the Junior's founder, decided it was time to write his third cookbook "to celebrate with you—our readers and our customers—what we're all about, and what makes us the best." But don't take Alan's word for it. New York magazine, The Wall Street Journal, "The Today Show," "The Iron Chef and numerous other media outlets, as well as countless elected officials, celebrities, sports stars, and other notables have all hailed Junior's Cheesecake #1. And the public agrees: Junior's serves over 10 million slices of cheesecake every year.
About The Authors:
Alan Rosen is part of the third generation of the Rosen family, the founders of Junior's Restaurant. He co-owns and manages all three Junior's restaurants in New York: in Brooklyn, Times Square and Grand Central Station, as well as the Junior's at the MGM Foxwoods in Connecticut. He also oversees Junior's nationally acclaimed mail-order, wholesale, and on-line businesses. .
Beth Allen is a cookbook author, writer and recipe developer. She co-authored Welcome to Junior's! She has appeared on "The Today Show," the Food Network, and QVC, and has contributed to such publications as The New York Times and Woman's Day. This is her third cookbook with Alan Rosen.
The recipes in this cookbook look wonderful. Most call for ingredients that are easily attainable by the average consumer. I wish that there was a picture with each recipe. Many pages are filled with narratives and stories about the company, the family or the origin of the recipe. I would prefer a photo so that I know if my dish looks like it is supposed to look.
I purchased this cookbook for the red velvet cupcake recipe. I just made the frosting and it is delicious!
I am not sure why some people are not happy with the layout of the book. The only thing different in this cookbook from other cookbooks is the frosting or filling or glaze is not on the cake...cupcake...pie....brownie recipe page. all of those recipes on in a section of their own. The recipes are not at all hard to follow. Some are more complicated than others but all are doable and would not take a trained chef to make...create these deserts.
I think this book is a beautiful easy to follow cookbook. The egg cream and soda recipes are a bonus in my opinion. I look forward to making more luscious goodies from ‘Junior's Desert Cookbook’.