Thursday, August 27, 2015
The New Sugar and Spice
Raise your desserts to a whole new level of flavor with The New Sugar & Spice, a collection of more than eighty unique, unexpected, and uniformly delicious recipes for spice-centric sweets. Veteran baker Samantha Seneviratne’s recipes will open your eyes to a world of baking possibilities: Her spicy, pepper-flecked Chile-Chocolate Truffles prove that heat and sweet really do go hand-in-hand, and a fresh batch of aromatic, cinnamon-laced Maple Sticky Buns will have the whole family racing into the kitchen.
Discover new recipes from around the globe, such as Sri Lankan Love Cake or Swedish-inspired Saffron Currant Braid. Or, give your classic standbys a bold upgrade, such as making Raspberry Shortcakes with zingy Double Ginger Biscuits. Filled with fascinating histories, origin stories, and innovative uses for the world’s most enticing spices—including vanilla, cinnamon, peppercorns, and cardamom —The New Sugar & Spice guarantees that dessert will be the most talked-about part of your meal.
My thoughts: What a fun cookbook! I love that Samantha Seneviratne takes recipes we are familiar with and add a new spin to them. I like that a lot of the spices are things most of us have in our spice cabinet but rarely use. The recipes are easy to follow and use a lot of basic ingredients, just in a whole new way. I love how she adds pistachios to chocolate chip cookies and apples to sticky date cake. I am having fun trying the recipes in this cookbook!
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.