Flapper Pie and A Blue Prairie Sky

Flapper Pie and A Blue Prairie Sky

A Modern Baker's Guide to Old-fashioned Desserts

Book - 2016
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Old-fashioned favourites are paired alongside modern reimaginings in this nostalgic debut baking book from Karlynn Johnston of The Kitchen Magpie. Suitable for bakers of all skill levels and featuring over 125 delicious recipes.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, Appetite by Random House,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780449016954
Branch Call Number: 641.86 Joh
Characteristics: 312 pages : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 26 cm

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MaureenZomber
Sep 14, 2017

I made her Old-fashioned, Traditional Saskatoon Pie recipe this summer using freshly picked saskatoon berries from Mameo Beach. This was the best pie ever.

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LDZ2
Mar 02, 2017

This book is wonderful! My grandma was a farm wife, and so many of these recipes remind me of her, as well as my aunts that still live in rural Alberta. The only recipe I was surprised not to see is Broken Glass Cake, a Prairie farm classic if you ask me!

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TheresaAJ
Dec 22, 2016

This lavishly illustrated book took me right back to my early married years in rural Saskatchewan. Johnston's recipes include lots of traditional and modern approaches to saskatoon berries, butter tarts, and nanaimo bars. Her chapter on squares, bars, and slices reminds me of taking pans of treats to Handel Hall for showers, weddings, and the fall chicken supper. The photos of Pyrex and Fire King serving dishes reminded me that I had been gifted with the same items in harvest gold and old town blue as a bride. Her photo of a Ukrainian Orthodox church was identical to the churches I saw in small central Saskatchewan towns. This cookbook is a tribute to a place and time where families of British, German, and Ukrainian descent lived and worked together to grow wheat for a growing country.

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