Junior's Dessert Cookbook

75 Recipes for Cheesecakes, Pies, Cookies, Cakes, and More

Junior's Dessert Cookbook

By:  Allen, Beth
Rosen, Alan

Product ID:  071352
$24.95 Hardback
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Taunton Press

8.0 X 9.0 in
192 pg

COOKING / General

Wall Street Journal Best Seller!

Make the desserts that made Junior’s deli famous. Along with their signature cheesecake, Junior’s is renowned for their iconic black ’n whites, towering cakes, flaky pies, and luscious sundaes. Learn the secrets to their success with Junior’s Dessert Cookbook – and duplicate 75 of their most-loved delights.

Many never-before-published recipes. Authors Alan Rosen and Beth Allen put together this incredible collection of recipes – many of them never published before – that range from simple cupcakes to elaborate multi-layer confections. These restaurant recipes retain their authentic flavors and yet they can be easily made in family-size portions right in your own kitchen.

Secret family recipes revealed. Rosen, a third-generation co-owner of Junior’s, enhances this cookbook with entertaining family tidbits, bits of history, and sidebars on “The Junior’s Way,” sharing what his family has learned about baking over the years.

Earn kudos for fabulous sweets. You’ll love Junior’s Dessert Cookbook because it’s your guide to creating show-stopping desserts for every taste, plus slimmed down, light versions sure to please calorie counters. Make a name for yourself with amazing desserts that rival the famous originals.

Not ones to keep secrets, Rosen, the grandson of Junior's founder, and Allen ("Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook") start with the recipe that has been the backbone of Junior's success, the New York Cheesecake. They present a nice collection of recipes accompanied by historical and anecdotal sidebars that do not distract. If there are any surprises here it is the inclusion of a small group of soda fountain desserts, including egg creams, freezes, shakes, malts, and sundaes. The bulk of the recipes are mostly standards of the restaurant: tall cakes, down-homey pies, cupcakes, and tarts and cookies. The authors even reach into the archives of Junior's first menu and include a recipe for Nesselrode Whipped Cream Pie, a rum custard pie, largely absent from contemporary menus.
Verdict There is a definite New York influence here, seen in egg creams, rugelach, and desserts inspired by black-and-white cookies; however, with a troubleshooting section and baking hints along the way, this book could easily be used as a resource for standard desserts. The recipes are too good to passup"."" --""Library Journal"

Alan Rosen, the grandson of Junior's founder, Harry Rosen, is the third generation co-owner (with his father and brother, Walter and Kevin Rosen) of Junior's restaurants in Brooklyn, Times Square, and Grand Central Station, and manager of its world-wide mail-order business and website, juniorscheesecake.com. Beth Allen is a recipe developer and cookbook author and co-authored "Welcome to Junior's!" -