Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sweet! Mani Niall, Review

Sweet! From Agave to Turbinado, Home Baking With Every Kind of Natural Sugar and Sweetener
Mani Niall
Da Capo/Lifelong Books
288pgs. $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60094-0

I knew there was a reason I loved Da Capo/Lifelong Books. It's the cookbooks. They have some of the best I've come across. One being Sweet!, a mouthwatering collection of recipes using every kind of natural sugar and sweetener. It's not just cupcakes and cookies we're talking about here, either (although, they are yummy too!). Even the cover and pictures inside are gorgeous and delectable!

The book also features recipes for candy as well as Maple-Chile Salmon, Banana Upside-Down Muffins and Maple Pecan Sticky Buns. YUM! All using the traditional and alternative sweeteners some of us might not be so familiar with: turbinado, muscovado and demerara.

Niall gives us a short introduction to the history and use of these sugars as well as a great resources section for finding all the different sugars.

The recipes are easy to follow, quick to make and delicious to eat. What an absolutely creative and tasty detour from run of the mill deserts!

For more information, visit
the Da Capo Site
Mani's Test Kitchen

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