Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Beet and Ginger Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


DavidLebovitz

Beet and Ginger Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
David, 17 Oct 06:24 AM


Yotam Ottolenghi seems to be everyone’s favorite cookbook author. After meeting him, he became mine, too. (But if I could stay in your top ten, that’d be appreciated.) His previous books focused on the savory side of Middle Eastern cooking, but Yotam was a pastry chef prior to being a restaurant co-owner (with Sami Tamimi) and cookbook author, and anyone who’s walked into one of his restaurants or caf├ęs in London is wowed by the stunning cakes and sweets lined up on the counters.
This time, he shares the spotlight with Australian pastry chef Helen Goh, who met Yotam long before he became well-known, and their decade of collaborating resulted in Sweet, a baking book filled with exciting and sometimes unexpected ingredients used in brownies, cakes, and cookies. Which is why when I hit page 130, I stopped turning the pages, and headed into my kitchen.
 
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