Sweet Gratitude by Judith Sutton
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About the Book

Sweet Gratitude is an irresistible collection of quick and easy recipes for desserts and other sweets designed especially for giving. The recipes are simple enough for even the beginner—Brown Sugar Shortbread, for example, takes about five minutes to put together—but experienced bakers will find more unusual treats, such as Chocolate-Espresso Sandwich Cookies and Apple Brown Butter Crostata, to delight them too. There are mouthwatering versions of beloved comfort food, such as Chocolate Fudge Cake and Ginger-Peach Upside-Down Cake, along with sophisticated but equally indulgent desserts like Whipped Chocolate Tart and Berry Tartlets with Sweet Mascarpone. Many of the recipes include variations, and all of them include make-ahead instructions. In fact, because the recipes are designed for giving, all of them can be prepared entirely ahead of time—a plus for any busy home cook, whether baking a gift for a friend or making a special treat for her (or his) own family.

Fifty charming and whimsical watercolor illustrations by artist Mariko Jesse add to the appeal of Sweet Gratitude. And along with the recipes, there are notes about ingredients (all readily found in the supermarket) and techniques; tips on storing, as well as on packing and shipping for long-distance giving; and creative suggestions for wrapping or presenting the seventy delectable pies and tarts, cakes, cookies, confections, and sauces found in the book. Sweet Gratitude provides the recipes for home-baked "thank-you's" for all the important people in your life, and the book itself would be a delightful gift for any baker.

Illustrations copyright © Mariko Jesse

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Praise for Sweet Gratitude

Besides fulfilling the cravings of any sweet tooth, Sweet Gratitude gives us another reason to bake treats—putting a smile on a loved one's face. Sweet gratitude is what family and friends are all about, and Judith Sutton's book has invented a new language for saying I love you through cookies, pies, tarts, and cakes.
—Mario Batali, chef and author, The Babbo Cookbook and Molto Italiano

Judith Sutton's delightful and adorable book gives new, delicious and very sweet meaning to the adage 'Tis better to give than to receive.' Every home baker will be grateful to her for her imaginative and simple-to-follow recipes, her ideas for turning her luscious sweets into gifts, and her solid kitchen advice.
—Dorie Greenspan, author, Baking with Julia and Paris Sweets

There are no recipes I'd trust more than Judith Sutton's—especially when baking to thank the ones we love. She's a sugar-coated genius.
—Melissa Clark, coauthor, The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern

Even the most expensive store-bought gift can't compete with a home-baked one. In Sweet Gratitude, Judith Sutton gives us a marvelous collection of comforting recipes, from the super-simple to the sophisticated. And her book makes a lovely gift itself.
—Tish Boyle, editor-in-chief, Chocolatier

You can always count on Judith Sutton's recipes to deliver even more than they promise. This book is a baker's dream.
—Pamela Mitchell, managing editor, Saveur

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