Synopses & Reviews
Cookbooks with recipes for baking with sugar (in the oven), continue to top the bestseller lists. And yet, no one has set out to do a cookbook with recipes on cooking with sugar (on the stovetop)--until now. In Sugar Baby, Gesine Bullock-Prado offers totally unintimidating step-by-step advice; the simplest instructions; recipes for candy, confections, and treats that integrate stovetop work into finished desserts; and a hilarious voice. Organized by temperature and chemical stages, here are more than 100 recipes for lollipops, caramel, rock candy, chocolate mousse, macarons, marshmallows, pudding pops, cakes, and much more. Sugar Baby will satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth.'
"The recipe, from Jill O'Connor's lusciously photographed Sticky Chewy Messy Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth (Chronicle), balances cool coffee ice cream with the warming flavors of rum and Kahlua, making this gooey treat appropriate for all kinds of weather." Imbibe, March/April 08 Issue
Chocolate Caramel-Pecan Souffl Cake . . . Cinnamon-Donut Bread Pudding . . . Double-Crumble Hot Apple Pies . . . Giant Coconut Cream Puffs . . . Here's a collection of desserts that gives more than 75 sticky, chewy, messy, gooey reasons to stock up on napkins. In addition to each sugary favorite, the author has included simple techniques and tools to help home cooks recreate each decadent treasure again and again. Sprinkled throughout are tips on using phyllo dough, toasting nuts, and making a heavenly ganache, so every over-the-top treat tastes as irresistible as it sounds. For the serious sweet tooth, pour a tall glass of milk and get ready to bite into all that's Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey!
This collection of desserts gives more than 75 sticky, chewy, messy, gooey reasons to stock up on napkins. In addition to each sugary favorite, the author has included simple techniques and tools to help home cooks recreate each decadent treasure again and again.
About the Author
Graduate of the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in London, Jill O'Connor has authored Phyllo, Easter Treats, and Simple French Desserts. She lives in Coronado, California.
Leigh Beisch is a San Francisco-based photographer. Her work has appeared in Irish Puddings and Gentlemen, Start Your Ovens.