Synopses & Reviews
When cold winds blow and snow piles up on the windowsills, there is nothing more comforting than a steaming mug of hot chocolate or a soothing cup of tea. And havent we all wished that we could make a coffee drink at home that rivals the brew from that expensive coffee shop on the corner? With the more than 50 recipes in Hot Drinks for Cold Nights, the perfect cup is always at your fingertips.
From teapots and strainers to espresso makers and hand-held blenders, author Liana Krissoff offers a review of the myriad machines and accessories available and describes the best methods and ingredients for making hot drinks. In each chapter, she presents a tempting array of recipes both classic and exotic, such as Orange-Scented Hot Chocolate, Green Tea Cappuccino, Lychee Black Tea with Cherry Wine, and Café Brûlot with Cinnamon Cream. The last chapter offers all manner of spirited hot drinks, with special tips on serving them to a crowd. Along the way are recipes for flavored whipped creams, sweeteners, and butters, as well as toothsome treats to serve with hot drinks, including Peppermint-Stuffed Marshmallows, Persimmon Tea Cake, and Spiced Candied Nuts.
This warmth-filled volume will help stave off winters chill and keep you cozy the whole season long.
About the Author
LIANA KRISSOFF is a freelance cookbook editor and the author of Secrets of Slow Cooking (STC). She lives and works in Gainesville, Florida.KIRSTEN STRECKER is a still-life and food photographer working in both the United States and her native Australia.