The New Sugar And Spice – Book Review

The New Sugar And Spice

The New Sugar And Spice – Book Review

If you enjoy baking and expressing love to your family through the creation of delicious, homemade treats, but also worry about the impact of those goodies on your family’s health, I have some fabulous news for you!

Dessert lover and recipe developer Samantha Seneviratne shares your concerns, and she addresses them in her latest cookbook, The New Sugar And Spice – A Recipe For Bolder Baking!

Samantha recognizes that many of today’s recipes feature an overabundance of sugar, which is bad for your health. So, in The New Sugar And Spice, she focuses on dialing down the sugar and emphasizing unique flavors through the creation of baked goods that focus on the exploration of spices.

Each of the featured desserts still includes enough sugar to delight your taste buds – but as you bake through this book, you’ll learn how to incorporate a wonderful variety of spices into your desserts, including:

  • Peppercorn and Chile
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Clove and Cardamon
  • Vanilla
  • Ginger
  • Savory Herbs and Spices

The recipes sound scrumptious and the photographs – where provided – are simply delectable!

The cover photo features Samantha’s Pistachio and Chocolate Butter Cake from the Clove & Cardamon section of the book. The Orange-Clove Pull-Apart Bread from this section of the book – along with the light and airy Crepe Cake With Pistachio Cream (shown in her bio photo) and the citrusy Marmalade Cakes from the Vanilla section of the book – are among the many stand-out recipes that caught my eye!

The New Sugar & Spice will make a wonderful addition to your cookbook collection. I am thrilled to add it to mine!

I rate this book 5 out or 5 stars.

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About Samantha Seneviratne

Samantha Seneviratne

Samantha Seneviratne is a New York-based food writer, recipe developer and food stylist. Samantha graduated from the International Culinary center and has worked as a Food Editor in the kitchens of Good Housekeeping, Fine Cooking, and Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food. She blogs about dessert at Love, Cake.


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5 Responses to “The New Sugar And Spice – Book Review”

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  1. Alex says:

    I love cake and this sounds like an awesome book to discover more unusual but definitely interesting taste combinations 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the review. Have a great weekend!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  2. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Oh gosh, I love anything spicy and I much prefer using the spices you’ve listed instead yet more sugar. This sounds like a book I should check out.

  3. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    This looks great! Love the concept behind it! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!

  4. This sounds like a great book. I love that she’s able to add so many other ingredients so that you don’t miss the sugar. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

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