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Sprinkles – Recipes and ideas for
Baking is, thank goodness, enjoying something of a
revival. We are reconnecting with some old-fashioned culinary values – the
kitchen filled with tempting aromas, a cake on a glass stand, some
home-made chocolate treats. But much of the appeal of the candy is the
fact that it is also eye-candy. They look beautiful.
Perhaps these days the bar for presentation of desserts and sweets is
set a bit higher. We watch cooking programmes and admire those chef
creations; and unfortunately the rest of the world is also watching. So
how do we create visual stunners without going to culinary school?
Food manufacturers have taken advantage of baking trends and this time
they have filled the supermarket shelves with jars of colourful sugar
shapes, chocolate strands, jewelled jellies and metallic balls and
pearls. All that’s needed to achieve sweet delights is some
imagination, and this book, Sprinkles – Recipes and ideas for
rainbowlicious desserts, supplies that.
This isn’t just a list of available decorations. You would, after all,
only have to take a stroll to your local baking aisle to discover that
for yourself. No, this is a comprehensive illustration of how to use
those garnishes in unique ways, and there are also full recipes for
sweet goods as carriers of those shimmers, glitters, colour-bursts and
pastel shades. There are even recipes for making your own sprinkles at
I have a few favourites from this volume: Fleur de Sel Caramels allows
the home cook to offer these trending toffees for very little money.
The scattering of chunky salty crystals elevates these into a
sophisticated adult indulgence.
Brazilian Chocolate Truffles are a bit different from the more common
chocolate truffle. They use the overlooked condensed milk along with
cocoa powder to create the truffle mix, which can be moulded and then
covered with all kinds of coloured strands or sugars. These are moreish
and an alternative for those who cannot eat quantities of regular
Sprinkles – Recipes and ideas for rainbowlicious desserts offers you
those imaginative ideas and inspirations for striking presentation of
tempting treats, but more importantly decorating cakes and desserts can
be a fun introduction to cooking for kids. OK, clean-up might take a
while but those memories and photo opportunities will be priceless.
Sprinkles – Recipes and ideas for rainbowlicious desserts
Author: Jackie Alpers
Published by: Quirk Books