Two desserts are usually better than one, but when that one dessert already combines two favorites, you know you can’t go wrong. Dessert Mashups: Tasty Two-in-One Treats Including Sconuts, S’morescake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Many More is a cookbook that focuses on mixing and matching different desserts into new forms for some incredibly decadent treats.
The book contains more than fifty recipes – though with two different goodies packed into each one, you could almost get away with saying that there are twice as many! The recipes are divided up into loose categories that include Breakfast But Better, Pie Surprise and New Takes on Cheesecake. Treats include recipes such as Rocky Road Cookie Fudge Bars, Cinnamon Roll Cookies, Strawberry Pie Cupcakes and Lemon Bar Cheesecake. The most unusual category is for dessert dips, where familiar favorites – like Tiramisu – are transformed into something that you can dip into with a piece of crispy, buttery pie crust. The recipes are very clearly written and easy to follow, so even novice bakers will have no problem getting great results. There are plenty of illustrations of mouthwatering goodies to keep you turning the pages while you decide what to make, too.
One of the things that makes this book so enjoyable is that it seems like fun to make the recipes. This is partly because the author’s tone is so warm and friendly, but mostly because it is clear that these desserts aren’t ones that you need to take too seriously. They’re fun to make and just as much fun to eat, because each bite reveals some new flavor surprise – and not many recipes work that way. These are great for entertaining, however they should be pretty easy to incorporate into your “everyday” life, as well.