Synopses & Reviews
Incredible desserts with layers and swirls of flavor that are beautiful and delicious — inside and out.
When you marble, layer, and swirl doughs, batters, toppings, or frostings, good looks and good taste come together in one total package. Irvin Lin, creator of the popular blog Eat the Love, shows how these techniques open the door to inventive flavor combinations that look as fantastic as they taste. Bakers of all levels will enjoy recipes ranging from easy brownies and bars to brunch-worthy muffins and morning buns to show-stopping cakes and tarts: cinnamon spiral icebox cookies, pistachio-swirl brownies, triple-chocolate pie, multicolored "Neapolitan" layer cake, and more. Lin offers variations to suit any taste (more than 150 recipes total) plus baking and decorating tips throughout on topics like making your own all-natural food coloring, rolling up jelly roll – style cakes, and discovering the magic of browned butter. Readers (and eaters) are sure to ooh and ahh over every dazzling dessert at first glance — and then again at first bite.
"If the old aphorism 'Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first' is true — and I believe it is — then Marbled, Swirled, and Layered should be the cookbook every sweet-loving baker reaches for first. Between its sinfully delicious covers are recipes for some of the most luscious, tempting desserts ever. I dare you not to lick the pages." David Leite, publisher of the James Beard Award–winning website LeitesCulinaria.com
"Irvin Lin gives home-baked treats a twist, ramping them up with a range of contemporary flavors that are sure to surprise and delight. From beer-battered brownies to smoky butterscotch taking a classic cake to the next level, I can’t wait to mix, stir, and bake my way through Marbled, Swirled, and Layered!" David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen
"My goodness, this cookbook! It’s filled to the brim with recipes for the most splendidly beautiful cakes, cookies, breads, and tarts I think I’ve ever seen. My eyes kept getting wider and wider as I turned every page — both the flavor combinations and the photos are out of this world. Irvin Lin has most definitely outdone himself. This book is a triumph!" Ree Drummond, New York Times best-selling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
About the Author
IRVIN LIN is an IACP Award−winning photographer and nationally recognized blogger (www.eatthelove.com) who has made the transition from graphic designer and art director to baker, food writer, recipe developer, and professional photographer.