I've never met a cookbook I didn't like. That said, I've never met a cookbook I'd like to have an affair with... until now! Sweet & Vicious (Oh how I do so love the title) is just that kind of a cookbook - I absolutely loved it!
Infused with Libbie Summers' humor and peppered with wonderful personal anecdotes, Sweet & Vicious offers recipes that take you a little out of your comfort zone - that make you a little less timid, a little more adventurous. They beg you to test your limits just ever so slightly - or sweetly... These recipes dare you to have fun, to enjoy, to be a little risky -or risque... It's a book you not only want to look at, but you will want to read - the back stories to many of these recipes are wonderful.
Accompanied by eye popping photographs by Chia Chong, Libbie tempts us, chides us and humors us with creative takes on traditional treats. Sweet & Vicious: Baking with an Attitude welcomes you to the unexpected with layers that are sweet and complex. Sweet & Vicious encourages you to be fearless by flavoring your recipes in a way that makes them more personal and more provocative. She encourages you to have fun, to be sentimental, to charm everyone including your pets, with a fabulous selection of baked in a section specifically for your pooches.
Sweet & Vicious is about exploring, about having and adventure and most of all it's about having fun!
Try your hand at one of the many recipes including:Hot and Heavy Baby Cakes with Kiss Me Frosting
Sunday Morning Panettone Muffins
Virgin Cake (Gluten free)Post Coital Pie
Eyes Wide Shut Bread
Monet's Favorite Sandwich
Cake Scrap Cookies and
Backhanded Compliment Cookies
|Learn tricks to decorate and trim your pie crusts|
|Salty Pumpkin Spice Cake|
|Girly Girl Lavender Cake|
|Bridge and Tunnel Cheesecake|
|Salvation Cinnamon Rolls|
|Pull Apart Boy Bread|
|Pull Apart Boy Bread|
Many thanks to Rizzoli for providing me with a copy for review.
All photographs property of Rizzoli International Publications and Chia Chong
Sweet & Vicious is available for purchase in the United States and Canada. To obtain your copy click here.
BUT before you go anywhere or do anything else, including purchasing this book, you MUST watch this Youtube video! She has her own channel and her short and sweet videos are worth a look-see!
Now, won't you excuse me please... I think it's time to get steamy in my kitchen!