Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth
Chronicle, 2007 (2007)
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Reviewed by Belle Dessler
here's only one thing that's better than rich, delicious, mouthwatering chocolate. And that's rich, delicious mouthwatering chocolate baked in an equally gooey treat, the kind that sticks to your fingers, your chin and your napkin and demands to be licked off.
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey
, Jill O'Connor celebrates the joy of baking such delicious confections in a way that brings out the inner child in all of us. In her Introduction, O'Connor tells us she was inspired to bake these wonderful treats by reading stories as a child, such as
Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory
, where '
food isn't just sustenance. It is adventure. It is magic.
' The recipes in this book are '
inspired by stories, traveling, and dreams, where calories don't matter and all that is important is the pleasure of the moment; moments discovering new tastes and textures and flavors; and the resonating joy of sharing something delicious with someone you love.
s you'd expect from a cookbook dedicated to messy chocolate treats, the full-color photographs are absolutely delightful. Best of all, the recipes are spelled out in easy-to-understand terms, and they all seem surprisingly simple to replicate in a home kitchen. O'Connor takes the time to introduce us to the ingredients she uses most often, as well as to the equipment we can expect to call upon while creating the recipes.
ut if the pictures and recipes aren't enough to tempt you, the names of these fabulous desserts are sure to entice even the most stubborn chocolate lover. Try the
Dark Chocolate Soup with Cinnamon-Toasted Pound-Cake Croutons
Grilled Chocolate Pound-Cake Sandwiches a la Mode
Sticky Fingers Triple-Chocolate Ice-Cream Sandwiches
till not convinced? How about adding
Sweet Pink Grapefruit-Tangerine Mousse with Crispy Phyllo Ruffles
to your menu? Or a slice of
Bahama Mama Banana Rum Cake
? No matter how sophisticated your chocolate tastes may be, you'll find what you're after in this glorious cookbook. And if you're craving something classic and comforting, like
, you'll find those here, too.
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