Y'all probably know that I am not Overly a fan of cute jars of dessert, or twine wrapped around cute jars of dessert. I have been known to Rant at some length about Mason jars o' dessert. At the same time, a jar is a very convenient Dessert Receptacle if you want to give dessert Items away. Plus, there are a bunch of different kinds of jars available to One should One want to put a dessert in a jar.
Even with my Anti-Jar stance, I was still rather enamored of some of the types of jars highlighted in the sweet new cookbook Desserts in Jars by the very talented food blogger Shaina Olmanson of Food for my Family. What really rather won me over was the idea of baking custards and cheesecakes in wee jars. Even my grinchy heart melted just a little bit when considering serving individual cheesecakes in those cute, curved tulip canning jars. I might even have daydreamed of cute Tiny Spoons with which to eat said desserts. Like antique silverware for babies or something.
Anyway, all the attendees of the Mixed Conference last weekend received a complimentary copy as part of our swag, courtesy of The Harvard Common Press. And then guess what? I won two more copies of It from The Harvard Common Press facebook page! And that means that I'm giving away both of those copies.
Since this isn't a cookbook review, I've not made any of these recipes, but I can tell you some of what you'll find in It. Shaina has found a way to put the following Items into jars in a Most Pleasing Way: cakes and cupcakes, pies and pastries, custards and puddings, fruit desserts, frozen desserts and mixes for giving. These are the chapters.
And here are a few of the recipe names for your Consideration.
- Orange-White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cranberry Sauce
- Rustic Rhubarb Custard Pies with a Walnut Crust
- Dark Chocolate-Hazelnut Pots de Crème
- Ginger Mascarpone with Caramelized Apricots
- Frozen Mudslide Pies
- Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix with Cinnamon Marshmallows
If your interest is piqued as mine was, simply leave a comment below letting me know that you'd like to be In the Running for one of the copies. I'll choose two random winners using random.org on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7:00pm, EST, so please get your entries in before then.
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian friends only. Please make sure that you provide a valid email address so that I can get in touch with you. If you do win and I send you a Congratulatory Email, please respond within 48 hours or I will choose another winner.
Both copies of the book will be sent to you directly from The Harvard Common Press. The original giveaway that I won was for one book for me to keep and one to give to a friend, and they have generously allowed me to give away both on the blog since I already own a copy. As well, they are picking up the shipping cost, so thanks very much, lovely folks at The Harvard Common Press.