Sugar Rush is a complete baking course in a book with everything a home baker needs to confidently turn out 150+ sweets with sophisticated flavors.
James Beard–award-winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini returns to basics, sharing his expert tips on fundamentals such as making caramel and mixing butter cakes, with accompanying step-by-step photographs, before moving on to recipes for Salted Caramels and Sticky Caramel Date Cake. After mastering the simple method for making light-as-air meringues, anyone can make ethereal espresso marshmallows, mile-high soufflés, and chewy French macaron sandwich cookies. Readers can finally expand their cake and ice cream horizons to embrace flavors as thrilling as those in Brown Sugar-Molasses Layer Cake and Bitter Orange Ice Cream. The 250 photographs include both instructive technique shots to reassure bakers at every turn as well as stunning photographs of the ready-to-eat treats. With Sugar Rush, baking at home has never been easier—or more inviting.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Dorie Greenspan
1. Custards and Creamy Desserts
2. Eggs and Meringue
4. Cakes, Cupcakes, Brownies,
5. Cookies, Tea Cakes, and Biscuits
6. Tarts, Cobblers, and Crisps
7. Yeast Doughs
8. Glazes, Frostings, Fillings,
9. Building a Balanced Dessert
About Johnny Iuzzini
JOHNNY IUZZINI, executive pastry chef of the world-renowned Jean Georges restaurant in New York City, won the award for Outstanding Pastry Chef from the James Beard Foundation in 2006. This is his first book.
About Dorie Greenspan
Dorie Greenspan is the author of numerous acclaimed cookbooks, including Baking with Julia, The Cafe Boulud Cookbook (with Daniel Boulud), and Desserts by Pierre Herme, which won the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award. She divides her time between Paris and New York.
“It’s always a pleasure to see the fireworks that a master pastry chef like Johnny can produce. But what makes this book indispensable to anybody who loves to bake is the way he explains basic baking principles and shares his vast knowledge. Every kitchen should have this book, including mine.”
"I was first introduced to Johnny Iuzzini's artistry at Jean-Georges. He's like a modern-day Willy Wonka, creating desserts with a whimsical nature—and because I am a passionate lover of all things sweet, I became a huge fan. This book is a great way for people to take his playful spin on desserts and re-create them in their own home."
--Giada De Laurentiis