Forget what your mom said about not playing with your food — we think food should be fun, and no one is better at showing how than Hedy Goldsmith, pastry chef at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami. With her new cookbook Baking Out Loud, Hedy serves up desserts that are full of fun and big on flavor.
As someone who ate their fair share of Nutter Butters, Twix bars and Hostess snack cakes growing up, I particularly appreciate her chapter on “Childhood Treats”, where she re-conceives the fast, fatty junk food of her past into desserts with recognizable ingredient lists. Twinkies turn into Red Velvet Twinks (pictured above), a delicious combination of rich chocolate cake and cream cheese filling.
Hedy covers all the basics — breakfast sweets, cookies and brownies, pies and tarts, cakes, and an entire chapter dedicated to frozen desserts. She also shares recipes for two of her most famous desserts from the menu at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink — Junk in da Trunk Cookies and Banana Toffee Panini. As Hedy says, the secret ingredient to baking is passion, and it’s clear in the pages of this cookbook that she has a ton of it.
Get happy by baking up one of Hedy’s sweet recipes:
We’re giving away three copies of Hedy Goldsmith’s Baking Out Loud to three lucky winners. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling us what junk food from your past you’d like to see made over. Then head over to Food Network’s FN Dish — they’re giving away two copies of the book, too!
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So, tell us: What junk food would you like to see Hedy Goldsmith turn into a recipe?
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