Believe it or not, a small jar can make a great presentation for a dessert. That jar can give a dessert a uniquelyhomemade look, showing that you put a lot of love into putting it together. Small desserts also look attractive, travel well and make fantastic gifts – in addition to simply being a delicious single-serving treat for your family or dinner guests. Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine is a cookbook dedicated to these small, but fun, treats. It covers a surprisingly wide range of desserts and you’ll definitely be drawn right in to the desserts in jars concept as you flip through the pages take a look at just how beautiful some of these desserts look.
The chapters include Cakes & Cupcakes, Pies & Pastries, Custards & Puddings and Fruit Desserts. Some of these desserts are prepared directly in jars, while others are assembled in the jars before serving. The recipes are clearly laid out and easy to follow, and the recipes feature classic flavors and ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The final chapter in the book is entitled Mixes for Giving, and is all about dry mixes – for anything fom quickbreads to cookies – that you can layer in larger jars, then give as a gift with some instructions on how to put the mix together.
The jars are a crucial component to making these desserts and you are going to need to pick up quite a few of them to make all of these recipes. There is information in the book’s introduction that will help you to pick out the right type of jars, as well as some resources for finding jars online. Generally, youre going to want to work with jars that are all the same size for the best results. That said, you can also adapt all of these recipes to work with ramekins or other small dishes (or even muffin tins) if you don’t have a big jar collection just yet.