Sweet!: From Agave to Turbinado, Home Baking with Every Kind of Natural Sugar and Sweetener

Mani Niall, Author . Da Capo/Lifelong $18.95 (270p) ISBN 978-1-60094-004-0

Niall (Sweet & Natural Baking ), expands the world of “sweet” to home bakers with his extensive knowledge of natural sweeteners and over 100 recipes. Raw sugar such as turbinado, moist brown sugars like demerara and muscovado, and nonsugarcane options like agave syrup and fruit juice concentrates are incorporated in an enticing selection of recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, entrées and more. Niall spans the culinary world with international choices like Thai sticky black rice and mangoes, dulce de leche sandwich cookies and Vietnamese caramel chicken. American favorites such as sweet potatoes with a sorghum glaze, Meyer Lemon Shaker Pi and caramel applesauce cake can also be found. An informative primer and side notes provide additional recipe options, technique tips and nutritional information. This is a unique addition to the baker's shelf. (Dec.)

Reviewed on: 11/03/2008
Release date: 11/01/2008
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