COOKING & FOOD

Delish Insane Sweets: Bake Yourself a Little Crazy; 100+ Cookies, Bars, Bites, and Treats

Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2019. 240p. photos. index. ISBN 9780358193340. $22.99. COOKING
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Following on the heels of their first book, Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend, Saltz and the editors of Delish.com have compiled familiar dessert recipes into a new cookbook, including a combination of from-scratch recipes and semihomemade ones that use cake mixes or cookie dough as shortcuts. Chapters feature appetizing and easy-to-make cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and blondies, mimicking the website by providing straightforward recipes of familiar favorites with a twist that don’t require hard-to-find ingredients or specialty kitchen tools. All but ten of the recipes are available on the Delish.com website, though 18 are slightly adapted from the website for clarity or to change the yield. Images of finished treats appear with every dish; a handful also have photos showing the baking process, though strangely, the more technical ones don’t have procedure photos.
VERDICT A straightforward compilation of treats that will appeal to novice and experienced bakers alike.

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