Dessert Mash-Ups Cookbook Review
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Dessert Mash-Ups Cookbook
Gifted By: Ulysses Press
Reviewed by Danielle Zimmerman, editor of TheBestDessertRecipes.com
Why decide between two equally delicious desserts when you can combine them into something that's even more delectable? Dessert Mash-Ups, written by one of TheBestDessertRecipes.com's favorite bloggers Dorothy Kern (from Crazy for Crust), is a cookbook that truly makes dessert dreams come true.
This cookbook is full of delicious recipes that combine two separate treats into one dessert. These treats look so great that, as you flip through the cookbook, you'll wonder to yourself why you never thought of making them before. For instance, recipes like Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Muffins are completely new and different, yet they feel like a natural combination of two delightful treats. After all, chocolate chip muffins are a delicious breakfast staple and who could ever resist a batch of gooey monkey bread? When combined into a single recipe, the treat is practically unstoppable. You'll find that this is the case with every recipe in this cookbook. Unlike a lot of other cookbooks, each recipe in Dessert Mash-Ups looks like something you'd love to sink your teeth into.
Besides the delicious recipes in this cookbook, one of the things that I love best about Dessert Mash-Ups is the photography. All of the recipes in this cookbook each have a gorgeous color photo that takes up an entire page. I prefer cookbooks that have large photos like this and photos for every recipe because it makes it easier to see if I'm making the recipe the right way. Plus, the photos are an extra incentive in making the treats. Thanks to the photos, I want to make all of the recipes in this cookbook. Immediately.
Another aspect of Dessert Mash-Ups that I really like is actually something that's specific to this cookbook alone. Each recipe title in the cookbook is two-toned in color, showing exactly what two kinds of desserts are being mashed up. For instance, Kern's Milky Way Brownie Pie has "Brownie" in blue text and "Milky Way Pie" in red text to make it obvious that these two separate treats are coming together. You can actually see this font color technique with the cookbook's title on the cover. I just think it's really clever and eyecatching.
As in other cookbooks, Kern includes a really handy section on equipment, tips, and substitutions at the front of the cookbook that provides a lot of helpful information you may need while going through the cookbook. I really like it when sections like this are at the front of cookbooks because they're easy to reference; unlike reference sections at the back of cookbooks, you don't have to guess as to which page it starts on.
I honestly can't say enough positive things about Dorothy Kern's Dessert Mash-Ups. Kern is such a talented baker, photographer, and blogger. If you like baking delicious treats and trying new recipes, you should buy yourself a copy of Dessert Mash-Ups immediately. You won't regret it.