The acclaimed pastry chef Marisa Churchill, who achieved fame with Top Chef: Season 2, presents 100 low-fat recipes, many of which can be made in under an hour.
In her debut cookbook Marisa Churchill, who also competes regularly on Food Network Challenge, teaches readers how to dive fearlessly into desserts, safely trimming away fat without sacrificing flavor or texture. From quick weeknight desserts that can be ready in under 30 minutes to elegant desserts for dinner parties and holidays, Sweet & Skinny provides readers with all the skills and recipes they need to satisfy their cravings.
The recipes are easy to prepare and are made using ingredients that are readily available in most supermarkets. As a pastry chef who understands the importance of healthy eating and has studied nutrition, Marisa presents each recipe with preparation time and total calories and fat per serving, and many of the recipes also include ingredient and technique notes.
“Filled with tips and tricks for making baking less difficult and less caloric, Sweet & Skinny leads the reader through the potential minefields that so often pepper dessert books. Absolutely recommended for any lover of baked foods, and especially for those who battle needless guilt and anxiety. Brava.” --James Peterson
“Only Marisa Churchill has been able to integrate low-fat recipes while still using traditional technique, and more important, without sacrificing flavors. A must!” --Hubert Keller
“I always loved Marisa’s desserts—they were perfectly balanced and never too sweet but full of flavor. With the added bonus of lower fat, this book is sure to please all dessert makers”. --Elisabeth Brueitt, Chef/Co-Owner of Tartine Bakery & Café and author of Tartine