As you’ve probably noticed if you have ever been in the student lounge when a huge tray of pastries appears, people love dessert. And justifiably so — what’s not to love about a huge slice of cake with a mountain of frosting on top, or a double-chocolate brownie straight from the oven? If your mouth isn’t watering yet, come to the library and take a look at our huge collection of dessert books. Here’s a few from our shelves to keep your tastebuds tingling just a bit longer.
Baking Style is probably the worst book to look at if you are craving sweets: it’s filled with gorgeous pictures of cakes, cookies, pies, and other beautiful desserts. This book will be a hit with bakers and designers alike: while the overall design of the book is visually appealing, the recipes are equally as sweet-tooth appealing. If you need further convincing, take a look at the Chocolate Chip Cake recipe. Trust me, you’ll be sold.
If you’re one of those die-hard pie people, this is possibly your new favorite book. Cutie Pies isn’t your typical pie cookbook, though — all the pies in this book are tinier, single-serving versions of the traditional pie! Some pies are muffin-sized; others are baked in little glass jars; and some look more like popovers than pies. Try one of these recipes, and you’ll be surprised that such a huge taste can come from such a tiny pie!
Speaking of tiny treats, have you noticed the new macaron craze that’s sweeping the nation? Yes, these petite pastries are now officially the hippest treat in town. Even if you aren’t interested in making them yourself, take a look at I Love Macarons. You’ll find yourself fascinated by the rainbow of flavors (green tea?) and their corresponding color code. It even includes ideas on how to gift-wrap your macarons; that is, if you can bear to part with any of your delicious treats!
Are you a dessert rebel? Like your sweets with a little bit of a salty edge? Then consider Salty Sweets your new dessert manifesto. This book is full of familiar favorites that have been tweaked to have that perfect combination of salty and sweet that makes an ordinary treat an addicting one. From s’mores to sorbet, you’ll never look at another dessert again without wondering how it would taste with a dash of sea salt.
Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself, “As a culinary master, I’m going to need a cookbook that is a little bit more challenging.” Well, here it is: Momofuku Milk Bar, a collection of recipes from the famous New York dessert restaurant of the same name. This restaurant is famous for its innovative desserts, like Crack Pie and Cereal Milk Ice Cream. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients or complex instructions — if the pictures are any indication, your hard work will be rewarded.