Sorry I was out last week, especially to book-drawing devotees. I went on vacation and some of you were none too happy about it.
As penance, I’ll give away two books in this week’s drawing. This is also related to the fact that I’m DROWNING in dessert books. My desk is in a sugar coma.
Anyway, the winner of the Aug. 8 drawing, for “Hello Cupcake!” by Leila Lindholm, is Teresa Chatman. I’ll pop it in the mail today.
Next week, you can enter for two books:
“The Ultimate Guide to Homemade Ice Cream: Over 300 Gelatos, Sorbets, Cakes and More,” by Jan Hedh and photographed by Klas Andersson
“Wild Sugar Desserts,” by Skye Craig and Lyndel Miller.
They’re both gorgeous and creative, the only caveat being that they’re kind of fancy, where most of the recipes call for some crazy ingredient or technique. They’re mostly eye candy to me, but if I got a wild hair, a really wild hair, I’d probably try one of the simpler recipes and sub in more common ingredients, such as
ROASTED PEACHES WITH ORANGE BLOSSOM YOGHURT
(You can already tell this cook is European by the spelling. She also lists measurements in metric weight, as well as American weights and volume. I’ll use the numbers that make the most sense to us.)
Butter, for greasing
8 3/4 ounces plain, unsweetened yoghurt
2 tablespoons honey
1/8 teaspoon orange blossom water, optional
4 peaches, halved and deseeded
1 tablespoon raw sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla paste (You can make this yourself, but it looks kind of complicated. If I make it, I’ll use 1 teaspoon vanilla)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a roasting pan or cake tin with butter. Combine the yogurt, honey and orange blossom water and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, toss peaches in sugar and vanilla paste and place in the baking tray. Bake for 25 minutes.
Serve with the yoghurt, whipped
– adapted from “Wild Sugar Desserts,” by Skye Craig and Lyndel Miller
To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to email@example.com including your NAME, MAILING ADDRESS and NAME OF THE BOOK YOU WANT. Yes, you can enter for both books, but it would be helpful if you send separate e-mails.