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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Book Review: The Boozy Baker by Lucy Baker

Book cover of The Boozy Baker by Lucy Baker (baking recipes with alcohol)
This is not a romance novel review, but it is a review about love.  I love desserts, and I also love a good glass of wine.  Some days, it can be really hard to decide which one I love more.  Then I found The Boozy Baker and all my issues went away.

Lucy Baker had the same problem I did, so she developed 75 “recipes for spirited sweets,” and stuck them in this perfectly named cookbook.  The book is paperback, which is hard to hold open when you’re trying to follow a recipe, and a few of the recipes don’t have pictures, but I love everything else about this cookbook

All the dessert recipes are appropriate for entertaining, though if you want to bake and drink alone, I’m certainly not going to judge.  Baker includes almost every form of spirits – liqueurs, wines, and beers – into pies, cakes, tarts, cookies and sundaes.  She also gives you a handy guide for alcoholic drinks to serve with your alcoholic desserts – no joke! 

Recipes I’ve Made and Liked:
-Double Limoncello Poppy Seed Cookies
-Oak (Chardonnay) Blondies
-Hard Cider Apple Pie
-Lavender Honey-Nut Cupcakes with Amaretto
-Champagne Layer Cake

Recipes I Can’t Wait To Try:
-Pineapple-Tequila Upside Down Cake
-Southern Comfort Red Velvet Cake
-Beer Profiteroles with Chocolate-Beer Sauce

Happy eating, drinking and reading!


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8 comments:

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  2. Just gained ten pounds from reading your post. The Southern Comfort Red Velvet cake sounds like a killer. YUM. :)

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  3. This looks delicious! I have been into baking cupcakes lately, and some of these sounds great! How were the lavender ones?

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  4. The lavender ones were really sweet, but everyone liked them. I turned them into mini-cupcakes, so they weren't so intense. The lavender flavor was interesting...not soapy as I was afraid, but definitely floral. I'd make them again!

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