As the title suggests, Wintersweet: Seasonal Desserts to Warm the Home features all of my favorite winter ingredients, like apples, pears, citrus fruits, cranberries, pumpkins, nuts, chocolate, cheese, maple syrup, honey, and many, many others. Even some you might not expect, like persimmons, beets, and parsnips. Most of the recipes are a cinch to make. Think bread puddings, rustic cakes, cozy crisps and pies, cookies, and snow cones. Others are a bit more complicated for snowed-in weekends all winter long. It's the perfect gift for that special baker in your life—even for those who don't consider themselves bakers (yet)! For a sneak peek inside, click here.
What's that dessert on the cover, you ask? It's a chocolate pomegranate pavlova scented with cardamom and topped with whipped cream and pomegranate seeds. A pavlova is a pillowy meringue made with whipped egg whites and sugar, baked until crisp on the outside but still soft and marshmallowy on the inside. It's delicious! Other recipes you might enjoy: Baked Caramel Apples, Cranberry Torte, Butterscotch Bourbon Bread Pudding, Chai-Spiced Squash Pie, Grapefruit Ginger Sherbet, Honey-Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese and Walnuts, Spicy Prune Cake with Penuche Frosting, Rosemary Meyer Lemon Tart, Cinnamon Date Ice Cream, Chocolate Beet Whoopie Pies, Sweet Potato Flan, and Goat Cheese Cake with Dried Cherry Compote.
Here's what the press had to say:
One of the "Top Cookbooks of 2013" —The Boston Globe
"Wintersweet celebrates all that desserts have to offer in our coldest season." —USA Today
"This weighty and beautifully photographed cookbook captures the season’s best qualities." —Library Journal starred review
"The seasonally minded cook will delight in the ingenuity of this tome dedicated to the dark days of winter." —Publisher's Weekly
"The desserts in Wintersweet are indeed ideal for a wintry evening." —The Wall Street Journal
"These are wonderful, craveable, sweet, hearty, and most of all executable recipes that make me almost pull for a dinner party in a snowstorm... Wintersweet is a keep-worthy addition to any New Englander’s cookbook shelf." —Edible Boston
"You won't think of wintertime baking as boring ever again."—The Oregonian
"Inman gives new meaning to shelter from the storm...Wintersweet will provide many happy afternoons in the kitchen." —Retailing Insight
"Wintersweet feels like a breath of fresh air." —The Kitchn
I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it!