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About the author


Mary Lee Montfort got her professional start in the kitchen of the Union Bay Cafe in Seattle, Washington, as a pantry/line cook. Her responsibilities included making all of the chef's homemade desserts.

Mary Lee went on to open her own successful small baking business, Mary Lee's Desserts, in Northern Virginia in 2004. All of her desserts were made to order for every customer by Mary Lee, which quickly set her apart from commercial bakeries. From single cakes to large corporate events, holidays – when Mary Lee routinely baked over 1,000 cookies – to galas and Bards Alley Bookstore & Café, her desserts were always known for their quality and amazing taste. Mary Lee designed desserts and morning goodies for the cafe within Bards Alley Bookstore in Vienna, Virginia, and was so proud to have her creations available in retail.

Mary Lee is an advocate for Marriage Equality and the LGBTQ community and as such, proudly participated in the Chefs for Equality Galas (swag bags!) in Washington DC. Mary Lee believes in passing things forward and has covered all of the costs of designing, producing, distributing, and marketing her cookbook herself so that she can donate ALL of the profits from each book's sale to three charities doing amazing work: World Central Kitchen, The Trevor Project, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts
Recipes from 15 Years of Baking Outrageous Cupcakes, Cakes, Cookies and More!
by Mary Lee Montfort

Overview


"Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts" contains over 85 dessert recipes based on Mary Lee's 15 years of running her successful small baking business in Northern Virginia. Mary Lee is known for her amazing cupcakes, old-fashioned layer cakes, signature cakes, an array of cookies, bars, and tartlets, plus all of the morning treats and specialty goodies that she designed for Bards Alley Bookstore and Cafe. Included in this book are the four recipes published in the Washington Post, including her hugely successful M&M Bars (top Post recipe for all of 2012), as well as many cherished family recipes. Start warming the oven and let's get baking!
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Description


"Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts" will have you baking successfully in no time! Inside you'll find recipes for old-fashioned layer cakes, Mary Lee's signature cakes, amazing cupcakes, cookies, bars, tarts, morning breads, and more! Mary Lee is known for the taste and quality of each and every dessert, and until now, has not shared her recipes outside of the Washington Post. Included in this book are the four recipes published in the Washington Post, including her hugely successful M&M Bars. Unlike many cookbooks that simply test recipes for publication, the recipes inside of this book are the foundation of her highly successful baking business. Mary Lee has written each recipe with brand names listed, and easy step-by-step instructions for all levels of bakers. Additionally, there are sections on baking equipment and baking tips that all levels of bakers will find helpful. Having covered all book-related costs herself, Mary Lee is donating all of the profits from each book's sale to: Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen, The Trevor Project, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Overview


"Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts" contains over 85 dessert recipes based on Mary Lee's 15 years of running her successful small baking business in Northern Virginia. Mary Lee is known for her amazing cupcakes, old-fashioned layer cakes, signature cakes, an array of cookies, bars, and tartlets, plus all of the morning treats and specialty goodies that she designed for Bards Alley Bookstore and Cafe. Included in this book are the four recipes published in the Washington Post, including her hugely successful M&M Bars (top Post recipe for all of 2012), as well as many cherished family recipes. Start warming the oven and let's get baking!

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Description


"Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts" will have you baking successfully in no time! Inside you'll find recipes for old-fashioned layer cakes, Mary Lee's signature cakes, amazing cupcakes, cookies, bars, tarts, morning breads, and more! Mary Lee is known for the taste and quality of each and every dessert, and until now, has not shared her recipes outside of the Washington Post. Included in this book are the four recipes published in the Washington Post, including her hugely successful M&M Bars. Unlike many cookbooks that simply test recipes for publication, the recipes inside of this book are the foundation of her highly successful baking business. Mary Lee has written each recipe with brand names listed, and easy step-by-step instructions for all levels of bakers. Additionally, there are sections on baking equipment and baking tips that all levels of bakers will find helpful. Having covered all book-related costs herself, Mary Lee is donating all of the profits from each book's sale to: Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen, The Trevor Project, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Book details

Genre:COOKING

Subgenre:Methods / Baking

Language:English

Pages:232

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781667813233


Overview


"Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts" contains over 85 dessert recipes based on Mary Lee's 15 years of running her successful small baking business in Northern Virginia. Mary Lee is known for her amazing cupcakes, old-fashioned layer cakes, signature cakes, an array of cookies, bars, and tartlets, plus all of the morning treats and specialty goodies that she designed for Bards Alley Bookstore and Cafe. Included in this book are the four recipes published in the Washington Post, including her hugely successful M&M Bars (top Post recipe for all of 2012), as well as many cherished family recipes. Start warming the oven and let's get baking!

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Description


"Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts" will have you baking successfully in no time! Inside you'll find recipes for old-fashioned layer cakes, Mary Lee's signature cakes, amazing cupcakes, cookies, bars, tarts, morning breads, and more! Mary Lee is known for the taste and quality of each and every dessert, and until now, has not shared her recipes outside of the Washington Post. Included in this book are the four recipes published in the Washington Post, including her hugely successful M&M Bars. Unlike many cookbooks that simply test recipes for publication, the recipes inside of this book are the foundation of her highly successful baking business. Mary Lee has written each recipe with brand names listed, and easy step-by-step instructions for all levels of bakers. Additionally, there are sections on baking equipment and baking tips that all levels of bakers will find helpful. Having covered all book-related costs herself, Mary Lee is donating all of the profits from each book's sale to: Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen, The Trevor Project, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Read more

About the author


Mary Lee Montfort got her professional start in the kitchen of the Union Bay Cafe in Seattle, Washington, as a pantry/line cook. Her responsibilities included making all of the chef's homemade desserts.

Mary Lee went on to open her own successful small baking business, Mary Lee's Desserts, in Northern Virginia in 2004. All of her desserts were made to order for every customer by Mary Lee, which quickly set her apart from commercial bakeries. From single cakes to large corporate events, holidays – when Mary Lee routinely baked over 1,000 cookies – to galas and Bards Alley Bookstore & Café, her desserts were always known for their quality and amazing taste. Mary Lee designed desserts and morning goodies for the cafe within Bards Alley Bookstore in Vienna, Virginia, and was so proud to have her creations available in retail.

Mary Lee is an advocate for Marriage Equality and the LGBTQ community and as such, proudly participated in the Chefs for Equality Galas (swag bags!) in Washington DC. Mary Lee believes in passing things forward and has covered all of the costs of designing, producing, distributing, and marketing her cookbook herself so that she can donate ALL of the profits from each book's sale to three charities doing amazing work: World Central Kitchen, The Trevor Project, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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