Whether you’re just finding about Lara or already a fan, you are sure to fall in love with her first cookbook – Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home.
I’ll admit, it takes very little effort for me to get excited about the prospect of fried dough covered in some form of sugar.
But when a book all about doughnuts comes out that happens to be written by someone that I admire very much, well, you can’t blame me for being a bit stalkerish in my behaviour.
When I found out last year that Lara was publishing a book on doughnuts, I unabashedly contacted her in the hopes that come publication time, I’d be remembered. And sure enough, when I saw that the book was on the market, I was fortunate enough to be included in a blog tour for Lara’s book.
The tour started at Cakespy.com. It then headed over to Wasabi Prime before making it’s way to The Sophisticated Gourmet. From there Lara’s book meandered on over to Cannelle et Vanille before finding a home at Use Real Butter.
Happily, today Lara’s book finds it’s blog tour stop here at Cream Puffs in Venice.
What to say about this precious little book? Well besides the fact that it has the most beautiful photographs and that it’s so straightforward and easy to follow that even if you’ve never ever tried doughnuts before you’re bound to be successful, leafing through the book makes you want to eat it.
How’s that for a review?!
Seriously. I wanted to eat every page, even the pages that had recipes that I may not normally try like recipes for Vegan Raised Doughnuts. That’s part of the beauty of the cookbook: there are doughnuts for everyone!
I was a very lucky girl because I got to have my doughnuts for breakfast on my birthday! My mother and I made Raised Doughnuts with a Maple Glaze and … swoon … CrÃ¨me BrulÃ©e Doughnuts. Wondering how that works? Basically after you fry the beautiful dough you stuff the doughnut full of custard. Then you cover the top in sugar and brulÃ©e it so that it crackles when you break into it.
Did I say swoon yet?!
If you are a doughnut lover or if you want to become one (and why wouldn’t you?), I cannot recommend this book more.
Thank you, Lara, for creating such a beautiful book!
In case you missed the blog tour, here all the stops: