By Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
Israeli-British chef and owner of Soho-based restaurant Nopi, Yotam Ottolenghi has won scores of food fans for his fresh, honest and bold Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. In Sweet, he offers delicious baking and dessert recipes, but with that famous Ottolenghi twist -plenty of spices!
Written with his long-time collaborator, Helen Goh, this tempting tome is packed with amazing recipes, which (thankfully for us), are achieveable. Try Little Baked Chocolate Tarts with tahini and sesame brittle; Fig, Orange and Mascarpone Cheesecake; Frozen Espresso Parfait for a Crowd; Almond Butter Cake with Cardamom and Baked Plums... We wish we could indulge you and name them all.
Whether using exotic spices and fragrant flavourings (think rose petal, saffron, aniseed, and orange blossom), there's a cake, biscuit, tart, cheesecake or pudding to satisfy most tastes and baking abilities, over 110 in fact. There's also some showstopping favourites, such as Knickerbocker Glory, Victoria Sponge Cakes (with strawberries and white chocolate cream), Rice Pudding (with roasted rhubarb)...