Wild Sugar: Seasonal Sweet Treats Inspired by the Mountain West (Hardcover)
This beautifully photographed dessert cookbook is loaded with seasonal recipes that look aspirational but are made achievable with detailed directions and how-to tips and hints to make stunning cookies, pies, cakes, and other sweets.
Lindsey Johnson, along with Chase Reynolds Ewald, often find their cooking and baking muse from life in the West. Flavor profiles, ingredients, and artistic decorating ideas are all sparked by the romantic and rustic western mountains. In Wild Sugar: Sweet Treats Inspired by the Mountain West, Johnson teaches you how to create amazing desserts via more than 50 recipes plus additional frostings, fillings, and toppings that are based on seasonal ingredients. These recipes are designed for the home baker, and her detailed instructions along with decorating tips and hints, will have you serving showcase cookies, pies, cakes, and sweets in no time.
While some of the recipes are for special occasions, many are easy to make. Give the Vanilla Shortbread Cookies with Pressed Flowers a try or the Mint Chip Cupcakes. If you are feeling fancy or having a party, the Blackberry Buttermilk Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream or the Apple Spiced Cake Layered with White Chocolate Ganache and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting might do the trick.
Johnson's stories and adventures in Wyoming bring additional fun to the cookbook with tales of Christmas tree hunting gone wrong, farm animal antics, huckleberry picking, and baking with kids. She also provides table setting and serving ideas using repurposed items and help from nature.More Accolades:
"Lindsey has created a deliciously thoughtful collection of recipes that blend fine art with rustic, natural beauty. Wild Sugar will spark your inner dessert artist, elevate your baking, and make you fall in love with the mountain west."--Whitney DePaoli, creator of Sugar & Sparrow and author of Anyone Can Cake
"Wild Sugar is full of mouth-watering recipes that are true pieces of edible art. But don't let the gorgeous buttercream blossoms or painted cakes intimidate you - Lindsey effortlessly guides us through the process and intro her remarkable world in the Wild West."--Tessa Huff, author of Icing on the Cake & Layered
"I have been following Lindsey on social media for a few years now. What drew me to her were her personal narratives tied to each masterfully taken photograph. Her keen attention to detail translates flawlessly from her cake sketches as she proves that canvasses can be as delicious as they are beautiful. This book is as fine of a read as it is a gorgeous collection of recipes "--Christina Tucker, author of Cakes that Wow Cookbook
"Wild Sugar is a charming collection of recipes and tutorials that will transport you to the heart of the mountains From the flavors of each recipe to their exceptional designs, Lindsey captures the beauty in all aspects of baking. A Must Have cookbook for bakers and dessert enthusiasts alike."--Sheri Wilson Author of Caketopia
"This cookbook transcends the realm of traditional baking books and offers a visual journey through a gallery of gorgeous and rustic decorated baked goods that make you feel like you can make that As a confident baker, but timid decorator, this book made me feel like I could get out my piping bag and bake something that was as beautiful as it was delicious. This book is a must have for any baker who loves art and for any artist who loves baking."--Mimi Council, author of Effortless Eggless Baking, The Mountain Baker & Cookies for Everyone