|Author:||Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh|
'There's nothing like a perfectly light sponge flavoured with spices and citrus or an icing-sugar-dusted cookie to raise the spirits and create a moment of pure joy.' In his stunning new baking and desserts cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi and his long-time collaborator Helen Goh bring the Ottolenghi hallmarks of fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings - including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom - to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream. Sweet includes over 110 innovative recipes, from Blackberry and Star Anise Friands, Tahini and Halva Brownies, Persian Love Cakes, Middle Eastern Millionaire's Shortbread, and Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines to Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut and Rosewater and Cinnamon Pavlova with Praline Cream and Fresh Figs. There is something here to delight everyone - from simple mini-cakes and cookies that parents can make with their children to showstopping layer cakes and roulades that will reignite the imaginations of accomplished bakers.
Yotam Ottolenghi (Author) Yotam Ottolenghi is a cookery writer and chef-patron of the Ottolenghi delis and NOPI restaurant. He writes a weekly column in the Guardian's Weekend magazine and has published five bestselling cookbooks: PLENTY and PLENTY MORE (his collection of vegetarian recipes); co-authored with Sami Tamimi, OTTOLENGHI: THE COOKBOOK and JERUSALEM; and NOPI: THE COOKBOOK with Ramael Scully. Yotam has made two Mediterranean Feasts series for More 4, along with a BBC4 documentary, Jerusalem on a Plate. http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/Helen Goh (Author) Helen Goh was born in Malaysia and moved to Melbourne as a young girl with her food-obsessed Chinese family. Together with her sisters, Helen 'waited' on the table at her parent's numerous dinner parties, and spent her hours after school picking the 'tails' off beansprouts at her mother's Chinese restaurant. When at university studying psychology, she worked at a French bakery on the weekends, and eventually found herself as head pastry chef at one of Melbourne's landmark restaurants. In 2006 Helen moved to London. Two weeks after arriving, having been recommended to look at Ottolenghi as a place to work, she went to meet Yotam. The two of them have been eating, baking, discussing and dissecting the sweeter things in life ever since. Helen has her fingers in lots of pies: as well as being Ottolenghi's product developer, she is also a chartered psychologist and mother to two young boys. She lives in West London with her husband David and their children.