Decadent. Sensational. Heavenly. Scrumptious. Blissful. However you describe it, there is a reason dessert is often referred to as “the best part of the meal”. Desserts are a satisfying indulgence that can please even the sweetest tooth. Windsor Public Library carries an array of baking resources from beginner to advanced and include recipes for your choice of cakes, cookies, pies, puddings, ice creams and more. A favourite in the baking world, last year Martha Stewart released a new dessert cookbook, Martha Stewart’s Cakes, which features over 150 delicious recipes. One of our most popular titles is Caroline Bretherton’s, Illustrated Step-By-Step Baking, which provides numerous ideas for any occasion.
So what if it is still in the negatives outside? Spring has come, and that means it is time for ice cream! Have you ever tried making your own? The Ice Cream Bible has a wide range of mouth-watering recipes. The Ultimate Ice Cream Book goes beyond just the basics and teaches you ways to make sorbets, granitas, drinks, and much more. If you just want to read an interesting story, why not try Ben & Jerry’s: The Inside Scoop, written by the former CEO of one of America’s largest ice cream companies.
For those people with dietary restrictions, WPL carries a variety of recipe books that are bound to impress. Blackbird Bakery, known for its gluten free desserts, is an online virtual bakery cherished by celebrities, and Karen Morgan the owner has published her own book which is extremely popular. Blackbird Bakery Gluten-free is sure to provide you with delicious techniques to make the very best pastries. A popular ebook, The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking, has excellent recipes for people with celiac disease and diabetes. Those on the Paleo diet might enjoy Heather Connell’s Paleo Sweets & Treats.
If you are more of the creative type, pick up some of the trendy cake or cupcake decorating books that WPL has to offer. Famous chef from Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro’s book, Baking With the Cake Boss, will teach you all sorts of different ways to decorate. For smaller fare, the Cupcake Decorating Lab ebook will provide tons of unique and delicious designs. If you are looking for something fun to do with your family try, Cupcakes, Cookies, And Pie, Oh, My!
What are some of your favourite dessert cookbooks of all time? We’d love it if you shared!