Naturally Sweet Baking.
Naturally Sweet Baking
Sebastian Keitel and Carolin Strothe
DK Publishing, Inc.
c/o Penguin Group USA
375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
9781465483959 $17.99 pbk / $9.99 Kindle amazon.com
Synopsis: The healthy recipes for these beautiful baked goods cut down on sugar or cut it out altogether, thanks to the imaginative use of natural ingredients. As a bonus, many of the recipes are also gluten-free and dairy-free.
Discover how to bake more than 70 delicious low-sugar and sugar-free recipes, including healthier versions of favorites such as carrot cake, muffins, gingerbread, and hot cross buns. Every recipe tempts with a stunning photo of the finished cake or baked good.
The recipes contain little or no processed sugar, instead relying on easy-to-source sugar substitutes and natural sugar alternatives, such as honey and seasonal produce. Foraged edible flowers adorn decadent chocolate muffins, and freshly picked berries peek out from between the layers of beautiful cakes, creating a feast for the eyes, too.
Written by Carolin Strothe--cook, food stylist, and author of the award-winning blog Frau Herzblut--and her husband, Sebastian Keitel, the book explains the benefits of a low-sugar diet and debunks the myth that healthy baking must come with a compromise. Carolin includes a seasonal calendar to help you choose the best ingredients; basic recipes for pantry essentials such as applesauce and cashew icing; and tips to help you elevate the look of your creations using natural colorings. With Naturally Sweet Baking, you can cook and enjoy treats without a sugar overload.
Critique: Illustrated with striking color photography of its mouth-watering creations, Naturally Sweet Baking is filled low-sugar and sugar-free recipes, offering a healthier alternative for bakers who love to craft sweet treats. From Apple Waffles (which happen to be vegan--the recipe uses a plant-based milk such as almond milk), to Beet Bundt Cake (made with fruity pear and poppy seeds), to Blackberry Swiss Roll (with light cream and fresh berries) and much more, Naturally Sweet Baking is a treasure for culinary connoisseurs, and also makes an excellent giftbook. Highly recommended! It should be noted for personal reading lists that Naturally Sweet Baking is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).