End of the year means it’s time for the traditional “best of” lists, and while I’ve been pouring over them, trying to figure out what to buy with my Christmas Barnes & Noble gift cards, I thought I’d join in and share what book made the most impact on me this year.
That book happens to be the delightful Booze Cakes by Krystina Castella and Terry Lee Stone. I found a copy at my local library when I went on a little cake baking frenzy this year. The recipe for Rum & Coke Whoopie Pies? Has changed my life. I’m building quite the reputation on these babies.
Needless to say, I had to buy my own copy of the book (and a couple for friends), and I’m more than pleased with it. The authors also have done a really good job of laying out the book in a user-friendly way, and it’s written in a really fun tone. I never really have gone for specialty cookbooks that focus on one subject, but this book has made me rethink having a shelf of general cookbooks.
If you like baking, and you like booze, this is the book for you. Or if you like whoopie pies, find the book for that recipe alone (the authors give a booze-free version that makes it a kid-friendly treat, and believe me, kids LOVE this recipe). Plus, it allows you to change the words in this song to make a fun “Booze Cakes” song: