{Book Review} The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook


Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell were two Manhattanites that packed it all in and became accidental goat farmers in Sharon Springs, NY. They built a brand, 1802, named after their historic farmhouse.

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook is the second book from Brent and Josh, the first being The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Recipe Cookbook.

What is an Heirloom dessert though? The recipes are sentimental in nature and must meet three special criteria.

1. It must be delicious

2. It must be simple to make

3. It must have ingredients that are readily available.

The chapters are divided into the seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Grandma’s special recipes have a time and a place during the year. Hello! Fruitcake isn’t meant for the 4th of July! There are 100 recipes with a Beekman twist.

I already made Roasted Caramel Pears from the book. It was the first recipe I made in our new house after moving back from London. I’ve only made the one recipe so far but I’ve bookmarked German Chocolate Cake, Creamsicle Angle Food Cake and Olive Oil Pound Cake.

Roasted Caramel Pears

I had a quick check on Google maps how far 1802 Beekman in Sharon Springs is from Connecticut. It’s about a 3 hour drive but maybe one day I’ll go up there, or get someone to drive me up there since I’m still afraid to drive further than the grocery store :-p

Is there anything these two can’t do? They even won the Amazing Race!

I received a copy to review

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