Title: Junior’s Dessert Cookbook: 75 Recipes for Cheesecake, Pies, Cookies, Cakes, and More
Author: Alan Rosen, Beth Allen
ISBN 13: 978-1600853920
Cover: Electronic Galley
Reviewer: Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant – Literary Wonders!
Rating: 4 Stars
The story of Junior’s dates back to 1895 when Barnett and Sarah Rosen relocated from the Ukraine to a lower east side tenement building in Manhattan. Junior’s founder, Herschel Rosen was born in 1904. The Rosen family was very resourceful and after saving $1500 bought into partnership with a local luncheonette. In the 1920s, Herschel, who went by Harry, opened a Enduro Sandwich Shop in the area of DeKalb and Flatbush in Brooklyn. The family business endured financial crisis such as the crash of 1929, but came back stronger than ever in the early 1930s. Junior’s opened on November 7, 1950, Election Day, and began a New York tradition. Today, in addition to being known for its great foods and great service, Junior’s is known for its amazing desserts and famous cheesecake.
Junior’s Dessert Cookbook is filled with decadent recipes like “be mine” valentine cheesecake, red velvet cheesecake, Junior’s orange freeze, Junior’s mud pie and chocolate ganache. The book also has recipes for diabetics or those looking for sugar free desserts. The cookbook has recipes for cooking basics like piecrusts and whipped topping. In addition, as if this cookbook couldn’t be any more awesome, the end of the cookbook has a trouble shooting section. The troubleshooter answers questions and provides solutions to fallen cakes, sticky dough and curdled custard. This is great cookbooks has many recipes that I will be trying very soon!