Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook: 80 Low-Carb Ketogenic Dessert Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Fat Bombs, Shakes, Ice Cream, and More

Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook is a new low-carb dessert cookbook by Aaron Day. Released 9th July 2019 by Penguin on their DK imprint, it's 160 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats.

I have heard so many people comment that they could never follow a low-carb diet because they would have to give up desserts 'forever'. This interesting collection of recipes provides 80 tasty counter-arguments.

The author has done a good job of writing an accessible and logically formatted cookbook. The introductory sections (~14% of the total content) define the terms and give a very basic layman accessible overview of the metabolic processes behind ketogenic diets and how to make sweet foods sweet without adding sugar to them. This chapter also includes an overview of nut flours, binding agents and other specialized ingredients used in the recipes. The next chapters contain the recipes arranged by type: cakes, puddings, cookies, tarts, fat bombs, and frozen treats. The book does include an index.

The book is very well photographed and the composition is pleasant and easy to read. The recipes themselves are clear and easy to follow. Each recipe has a header with special symbols such as nut-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, with a short description of the recipe and approximate prep-times. The ingredients (given in American and metric measures) are listed in a sidebar, along with yields and serving sizes. Step by step directions are followed by nutrient information.  Many (but not all) of the recipes are pictured.

We tried the peanut butter cups (p. 120) and have made them twice since the original experiment. They're a huge hit. We also tried the chocolate covered cheesecake fat bombs (p. 126) and they were also delicious. 

It might be worth noting that some of the ingredients (nut flours, binding agents, confectioners erythritol) could possibly be difficult to source outside of mail-order or unless the reader lives near a very well stocked specialist grocery store.

Four stars. Highly recommended for people who enjoy dessert treats who are following a keto diet and also nice to have some keto-friendly recipes for work functions or keto-friendly dinner guests.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes 

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