The Easy-Bake Oven debuted forty years ago and won the hearts of many budding chefs—actually, 50 million, and still selling. “Do you long for the simple childhood days of playing with your Easy-Bake Oven? Adding water to the packaged mix… using the pan-pusher to carefully guide the tiny baking pan into the amazing, enclosed baking chamber… impatiently taking the gooey cakes and cookies out early, never quite able to let the batter finish cooking?” Apparently, author David Hoffman did, and created a cultural, history, and cook book in one celebrating this popular toy/appliance.
32 kitchen-tested recipes created by top chefs (26 joined in the fun) especially for the Easy-Bake Oven will turn your sweet memories into gourmet treats (both savory & sweet) that you can actually eat. Some treats include: Rick Bayless’ Chilaquiles with Roasted Tomato Salso, Mollie Katzen’s Carrot Kugel, Flo Braker’s Almond-Rasperry Cake with White Chocolate and Cream Cheese Frosting.
This is kitsch at its finest, loaded with Easy-Bake Oven memorabilia, an illustrated timeline of the toy’s first 40 years, vintage advertisements, and some amusing photos of the recipe contributors. A real trip down culinary lane for many, this book is a must for the nostalgic pleasure alone. So, dig your own model out of the attic, scour the garage sales, or hit the toy stores… Easy Bake Oven is once again hip! We recommend one copy to share with your kids, and one for Mom or Grandma. Sit back and watch that little light bulb perform its culinary magic with some truly palatable results.
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