Nostalgia is big, especially when it comes to desserts, and Baking Out Loud brings childhood treats such as Oreos and Pop Tarts--and cookies, brownies, puddings, pies, cakes, ice creams, and more--to a new level with bold flavors and sophisticated recipes that are simple enough to make at home.
As the pastry chef of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink--with locations in Miami and the Cayman Islands--Hedy Goldsmith has won the hearts of diners with her grown-up versions of childhood favorites, from Nutter Butters and Twinkies, to Snickers bars and Cracker Jacks. Former New York Times food critic Frank Bruni wrote that her desserts are reason enough to visit Miami, gushing that "She's all slyness and nostalgia, with her 'Mounds bar' tart and her red velvet cupcakes..." Baking Out Loud will share for the first time this renowned queen of sweet's most sought-after recipes.
Some of Hedy's fondest early memories include trips to the Entenmann's bakery outlet with her mom and baking attempts with her Easy-Bake Oven. As an adult she keeps the fun in dessert, punching up the flavor of everyone's favorites and introducing her own simple and addictive recipes, including her famous gooey Banana Toffee Panini. The nuttiness and richness of her You Got Chocolate in My Peanut Bars is simply incomparable. Hedy also has a soft spot for custards and puddings, such as insanely delicious Tangerine Creamsicle Pots de Crème, and incredible skills with everything frozen, as evidenced by her suave Bittersweet Chocolate Bourbon Sorbet.
With 80 inventive recipes and 60 to 70 color photographs, Baking Out Loud will be a whimsical book of easy, delicious desserts that any fan of crispy, crunchy, creamy, chocolaty, salty-sweet will love.