Sugar Rush: Master Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Sweet Baking

Sugar Rush: Master Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Sweet Baking


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James Beard–award-winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini returns to basics in this complete baking course in a book with everything a home baker needs to confidently turn out 150+ sweets with sophisticated flavors.
Iuzzini starts by sharing his expert tips on fundamentals such as making caramel and mixing butter cakes, with accompanying step-by-step photographs, before moving on to recipes for Salted Caramels and Sticky Caramel Date Cake. After mastering the simple method for making light-as-air meringues, anyone can make ethereal espresso marshmallows, mile-high soufflés, and chewy French macaron sandwich cookies. Readers can finally expand their cake and ice cream horizons to embrace flavors as thrilling as those in Brown Sugar-Molasses Layer Cake and Bitter Orange Ice Cream.

The 250 photographs include both instructive technique shots to reassure bakers at every turn as well as stunning photographs of the ready-to-eat treats. With Sugar Rush, baking at home has never been easier—or more inviting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780770433697
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 238,977
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JOHNNY IUZZINI, winner of the James Beard award for Outstanding Pastry Chef and recognized as one of the 10 Most Influential Pastry Chefs in America by Forbes, was the executive pastry chef of the world-renowned Jean Georges restaurant in New York City for ten years and also the head judge of Top Chef: Just Desserts. He currently runs his own pastry and culinary arts consulting company named Sugar Fueled Inc.

Table of Contents


Introduction by Dorie Greenspan
Getting Started

1. Custards and Creamy Desserts
2. Eggs and Meringue
3. Caramel
4. Cakes, Cupcakes, Brownies,
and Muffins
5. Cookies, Tea Cakes, and Biscuits
6. Tarts, Cobblers, and Crisps
7. Yeast Doughs
8. Glazes, Frostings, Fillings,
and Sauces
9. Building a Balanced Dessert


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Sugar Rush: Master Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Sweet Baking 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tiffanya94 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely just love this cookbook. It’s like a baking course inside a book. Everything you need to know is inside this wonderful book. It also is a hardcover which I love. I couldn’t pass this cookbook up when I got a look at that wonderful cover. Couldn’t you just eat those right up? If you love to cook especially bake awesome sweets then I strongly believe you need this cookbook in your life. This book is full of sweet tasting recipes that vary in levels of difficulty. However, I believe that they all could be easy to make for a standard home cook. The harder ones may require some extra practice but you can get there! I also am crazy over those photographs. They are amazing. I thought that the step by step instructions would be just in words but they were in photographs which I find more helpful then reading and trying to imagine what it should look like to know if you are doing it right or not. This cookbook is full of wonderful adventures in cooking that are just waiting for you to explore. I love this cookbook and it makes an awesome addition! I would recommend this to everyone! 5+ stars! I received this book for free from Blogging For Books Program in exchange for my honest review.
Toria94 More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! That alone says it all! This book instructs and shows you everything you need to know in order to turn out wonderful and delicious desserts. It is a huge volume not only in size but in content. With over 150 recipes and awesome photographs, you can be assured that your journey into the world of baking will be an easy and enjoyable one. I don't think there is any question that a novice baker could have that isn't covered within these pages. As a sugar addict myself, I know my sweet tooth will be indulged with the offerings from these pages. Given my love of all things "tea" I skipped straight to the chapter entitled "Cookies, Tea Cakes, and Biscuits" and planned some marvelous teas that I hope will materialize in the near future. After I had my fill of that chapter I went back and started at the beginning. Just reading through the recipes are enough to give you a rush. Would that all I had to do all day was bake because I certainly could keep myself well entertained with the aid of this book and the helpful step-by-step photos that accompany the recipes. This will not be one of those cookbooks that you buy on a whim and leave sitting in the bookcase. This will be one of those cookbooks that you will use over and over again. My only suggestion is that you place a protective sheet of plastic over the pages so they don't get spattered with the ingredients as you whip up a lovely dessert for those you love.