Remember this little beauty that I shared with you a couple of weeks ago?

This Apple Brown Betty is just one of the simple, yet delicious recipes in Alice Medrich’s latest book Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts.  The desserts in this book are as straight forward, no nonsense as the title of the book promises.  Alice begins the book by suggesting some key kitchen tools that will make life in the kitchen much easier as you cook your way through this book.

The name of the game with this book is mouthwatering desserts that look impressive and taste amazing, but require minimal prep in the kitchen.  There are chapters on how to dress up ice cream, fruit desserts, puddings, and of course cakes and pies.  There are go-to recipes for caramel and chocolate sauces, so that if you were really in a pinch, you could make one of these luscious sauces and pour it over store-bought ice cream or a pound cake.

I love this photo from the book of a recipe for Honey Caramelized Figs.  This dessert would be so perfect this time of year.  While the photos in the book are gorgeous, there are not quite as many as I prefer. There is about 1 photo per 4 recipes.  I like a photo with every recipe, but since the recipes in this cookbook are meant to be simple and easy to execute, not having a visual aide may not be too detrimental.

Overall, if you are looking for a cookbook full of sophisticated desserts that will wow your audience without you spending hours in the kitchen, Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts would be a great addition to your collection.

Up next for me from this book will likely be this Baked Hot Chocolate Pudding with the Works.

*Artisan Publishing provided me with a review copy of Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts by Alice Medrich, but all opinions are, as always, my own.



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One Comment ( Reply )

  1. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    Sounds like a great baking resource! I’m with you, I like pictures of every recipe too :). That baked hot chocolate pudding looks divine, I hope you’ll try it out!


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