Book: Sticky Fingers' Sweets
By Doron Petersan.
Now revealed for the first time are the secrets behind 100 of the hugely popular Sticky Fingers Bakery's favorite recipes, that just happen to be vegan, and just happen to be delicious.
Sticky Fingers' Sweets! 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes reveals the recipes, techniques and even a little bit of science behind Doron Petersan's acclaimed bakery's most popular desserts and breakfast items. She is on a mission to dispel the myths that anything without butter or eggs can't taste good, and that your palette will suffer for trying to make the world, your body, and your kitchen a better place.
Doron says: "Its a fact that I refuse to sell anything I won't eat myself. I love food. And I'm vegan. That is how I approach every recipe. Taste and flavor are always the priority, with a dose of simplicity thrown in for good measure." Armed with this philosophy, Sticky Fingers' Sweets offers a range of recipes including cakes (plus helpful details on decorating, frosting, borders and crunch), cupcakes (Doron's vegan cupcake was declared the winner of a recent Food Network Cupcake Wars), cookies, brownies, whoopee pies, fruit pies, cheesecakes, muffins, breads, scones and more. There's even a chapter entitled We've Got Seoul which showcases recipes from Sticky Fingers' Korean franchises. Also featured throughout the book are "Love Bites"-- sidebars that highlight specific ingredients, including their importance and role in a recipe and/or nutritional benefits. Doron considers them her "little nutrition related terms of endearment."
Sticky Fingers' Sweets is filled with recipes for every occasion. Here you'll find recipes such as Chocolate Love Cake, New York Cheesecake Cupcake, George Carmelin Cupcake (chocolate spice cake with vanilla frosting), Tiramisu, Cowvin Cookies (the most popular item at the bakery), Little Devils (inspired by classic Devil Dogs), Hazelnut Biscotti, Banana Chimp Bread (sure to win over the cheekiest of monkeys), Peppermint Brownies, Peanut Butter and Banana Whoopie Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Crumb Topping, Mocha Chocolate Cheesecake, and Seoul Sticky Bread, among dozens of others.
In addition to providing the recipes for these mouthwatering items, Doron also explains some of the science behind her fail-proof vegan baking. Much of her success comes from simple but important techniques such as mixing (which gets more or less air into a batter), steam (which is responsible for lift, moisture and fluff), temperature, and chemical leavening agents (good old baking powder and baking soda). Together, these elements form the all-important structure and texture of all successful baked treats.
Filled with 100 mouthwatering dessert and breakfast recipes, ingredient notes, thoughts on equipment, sources for hard to find ingredients and a 16-photo color insert, Sticky Fingers' Sweets is an ideal cookbook for anyone who loves to bake and eat delicious treats.
Hardcover; 288 pages.