SUGAR AND SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE
When they say .. if you only buy one book, buy this one. It’s true in the case of Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh (Ebury Press). It’s that good.
I love, love, love this book. I’ve bought tons of baking books over the years, from modest little books compiled to raise money for charities, to James Martin’s fabulous Sweet (totally weird that it has the same title). Martin’s book is so beautiful and so glossy I was content to perv over the exquisite photography rather than actually bake anything.
But Ottolenghi’s Sweet is different. Yes, it’s also beautiful to look at, but not only are the baked treats desirable, delectable-sounding and different, I wanted to make them. And I felt the recipes were within my capabilities. When I want to bake something delicious, I don’t want to spend hours doing so.