Real Sweet: More Than 80 Crave-Worthy Treats Made with Natural Sugars

Real Sweet: More Than 80 Crave-Worthy Treats Made with Natural Sugars

by Shauna Sever


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Real Sweet: More Than 80 Crave-Worthy Treats Made with Natural Sugars by Shauna Sever

At last—a modern baking book packed with dozens of recipes for delectable treats using only natural, unrefined, readily available alternative sweeteners.

Real Sweet offers every dessert lover the delicious sweetness they crave in simple and delicious recipes using natural sugars that pack in subtly amazing flavors that elevate treats of every kind (and help us avoid overprocessed, one-dimensional white sugar).

Here are simple lunchbox treats suitable for all ages; whimsical candies and confections created on the stovetop; bake sale classics like cookies and cakes; and fragrant, exotic spoonable puddings and flans. Cookbook author and blogger Shauna Sever helps you introduce healthy touches into treats using natural, unrefined, readily available alternative sweeteners—from coconut sugar, agave nectar, orange blossom honey, and pure maple syrup to smoky turbinado, brown-buttery panela, and jaggery.

Written in Shauna’s fresh, modern, and charmingly funny style, Real Sweet lets every sweet tooth indulge without the guilt. Here are more than eighty sure-to-be-favorite recipes, including:

  • All-Day Snacks and Lunchbox Treats: Baked Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts, Cracklin’ Maple Popcorn, Fake-Out Caramel Dip
  • Bake Sales and Edible Gifts: Dark, Fudgy Muscovado Brownies and Maple Sugar Butter Cookies
  • Picnics and Potlucks: Maple Chocolate Cake, Oregon Berry Cream Crumble, Spiced, Bruleed Maple Pumpkin Pie
  • Candies and Confections: Bonfire Toffee Pops and Sea Salt Caramels in the Raw
  • Dinner Party Fancies: Honeyed Yogurt Cheesecake and Pistachio Sponge Cake with Honey and Citrus
  • Scoops and Spoonables: Butterscotch Pots de Crème and Vegan Toasted Coconut Chip Ice Cream

Whether you’re entertaining, sharing a good meal with friends, contributing to the PTA, or looking for homemade holiday gifts, Real Sweet has the perfect treat for everyday and every occasion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062346018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Shauna Sever is the author of Pure Vanilla and Marshmallow Madness! and the voice behind the popular blog Piece of Cake. As a baking expert and television host, she has appeared on Food Network, NPR, CHOW, eHowFood, and more. Her work has been published in O, The Oprah Magazine; USA Weekend; Woman's World; Fine Cooking; Parade; the Huffington Post; and many others. She lives with her husband and their two children in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Word From the Real Sweet Tooth 1

Sweet Swaps 5

In the Real Sweet Pantry 6

Other Ingredients 18

Real Sweet Toolbox 23

1 All-Day Snacks and Lunch Box Treats 26

Coconut Sugar: The Femme Fatale 43

2 Bake Sales and Edible Gifts 58

Muscovado: The Bad Boy 69

3 Picnics and Potlucks 92

Turninado: The Hero 105

4 Candies and Confections 128

Evaporated Cane Juice: The Sidekick 153

5 Dinner Party Fancies 162

Money: The Sweet Sophisticate 177

6 Spoonable Sweets 194

Agave Nectar: The Girl Next Door 199

7 Frostings, Fillings, and Accoutrements 222

Maple: The Gentle Giant 238

Acknowledgments 248

Universal Conversion Chart 251

Sources 252

The Sweet Sorter: Recipe Index By Sugar 255

Index 258

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