A Whole Year of Pastry School for the Price of One Cookbook

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The book: Sugar Rush by Johnny Iuzzini

The angle: A whole pastry school course, rolled up in one super-fun cookbook.

Recipes for right now: Ginger Spice Ice Cream, Chocolate Soufflé, Espresso Marshmallows, Chipotle Churros, Jamaican Christmas Cake, Vanilla Sponge Cake, Butternut Maple Blondies, Chocolate-Caramel Tart

Who would enjoy this book? Home bakers who want to learn the ropes while also making some killer treats.

Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Johnny Iuzzini

Who published it: Clarkson Potter

Number of recipes: Over 150

Other highlights: I really love the way this cookbook breaks down complicated baking recipes — each component of the final pastry or cake gets broken down and deciphered. We also get master recipes for things like cream puffs and pastry cream followed by tons of variations. It’s easy to mix-and-match and build our own recipes. Iuzzini also includes an incredible amount of detail in this book, both in vibrant step-by-step images and in detailed explanations of techniques and baking terms (do you know your French meringue from your Swiss?!).

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Sugar Rush by Johnny Iuzzini

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