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Mar 10, 2008 09:11 PM

Desserts for 2 cookbook?

Hi, I'm trying to make more desserts and bake more b/c these are weak areas for me. However, there are only 2 of us at home and we often can't deal with 2 dozen cupcakes or a 9 inch cake, etc. Does anybody have recommendations for cookbooks and recipes for smaller quantities of desserts? Thanks.

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  1. I really enjoy Alton Brown's peach upside down cakes for single serving desert options.

    Or you can do what me and my boyfriend does since there's only the two of us, and we love to bake. We make full recipes and give lots and lots of food away to our grateful friends. =)

    1. Jennifer Low's cookbook Kitchen For Kids is mostly sweets, and the yields are small. She has recipes for small cakes and the cookies recipe yield 1 dozen or less. I know you're not a kid! But there's a whole range of stuff in there -- cookies, cakes, candies, and is not particularly "childish" looking.

      1. I like Small Batch Baking. I just made the pecan pie last night. I used two individual sized tart pans and it only took 2/3 c. of pecans. Just enough to hit the spot. I never would have made it if I had to make a full 9" pie. I've also made some of the cakes, the chocolate souffles, and most of the cookies. The shortcakes are also good, especially in the summer when strawberries are abundant.

        You can get it here for $10

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        1. re: Marmish

          I second Small Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos!!!! I LOVE this book. It has recipes for cookies, breads, pies, cakes, crumbles.... the list goes on and on. It also has special sections for valentine's day and the holidays. I recently made the cream-filled chocolate cookies (basically yummier oreos!). As a single girl with a huge sweet tooth and an obsession with baking, this book has totally saved me from myself!

          1. re: porceluna

            Thanks, I think this is exactly what I'm looking for.