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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sugar Baby

I have to say something about myself. I LOVE mail! I mean, everytime I receive something in my mail box, I get very excited. I don't know why, but I do (yes...even if it's a bill. It still comes in an envelope).
So, you must think "if she likes bills, then what happens when she receives cards? Or parcells?" Yeah...exactly my point ;)!

I ordered a few books online, and I was impatiently waiting for them in the mail. So when the notice came for me to pick up a parcel from the post office, I went CRAZY excited! Since our post office closes at 1pm and won't open till the next day (and you know I got that notice at 1:10pm when I got home for my lunch break), I had to calm myself down and wait for the next morning to come.
I couldn't sleep all night and woke up at 6:30 the next morning. The post office opens at 7:30am and at 7:31 I was there!! Walked in with a big smile, presented my little white piece of paper and received my box!

I drove home -where I already had a cup of iced coffee waiting for me- and opened the box. Honestly, I didn't remember which one I ordered first. So to my great excitement (ok I would've been the same happy with whichever book it was) I opened the box to find Sugar Baby: Confections, Candies, Cakes & other Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Sugar by Gesine Bullock-Prado.

I mean...look at the cover. Home-made cotton candy! Wouldn't YOU be excited?
I started reading the book right away. It's not just a recipe book. First of all, Gesine (the author) talks to the reader as if she's known them forever. She has a cute-funny way of explaining things. For example, she starts the book with a little conversation between questions someone might have, and answers by "Sugar." Even the contents are unique! Instead of giving you a list of things to come, she simply categorizes sugar in the different stages of melting, and once you get to that page, then you get a list of all the recipes and creations you can do at that stage.

I'm reading this as a story book, not a recipe book. Each recipe has suggestions of what else you can do with it. And not only 1 or 2 suggestions but more like 5 and 6. So each recipe could be 7 recipes. I can't wait to try something from this book. The Rock Candy is where I'd like to start.

Here's what couldn't fit in the book ;)

1 comment:

  1. Even me got exited with this book! Cant wait to try smth from it ;) Julia