The Boozy Baker
is a fun collection of recipes for cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, and more, all of which contain a healthy dose of alcohol. Home bakers will recognize classic treats such as profiteroles, peach cobbler, and spiced Bundt cake, and be delighted by the ways they are reinvented with chocolate stout, almond liqueur, and even Jgermeister. Featuring more than 30 full-colour photographs, the book also includes sidebars throughout with instructions for preparing funky cocktails that add a punchy compliment to many of the recipes. Whether you are a pastry perfectionist or a one-bowl beginner, a bonafide mixologist or just looking for a way to polish off a few dusty bottles, this cookbook is sure to become a favourite, its pages splattered with chocolate, sprinkled with sugar, and garnished with a twist.
Lucy Baker is a food writer and recipe tester, and a contributing columnist for SeriousEats.com and the site's recipes editor. Baker has written articles for numerous publications, both online and in print, including Edible Brooklyn, Publishers Weekly, Popular Mechanics, McSweeney's, and Time Out New York. She lives in Brooklyn.