Pastries with a Punch
How many times have you returned home from a long day at the office wanting to put your feet up and indulge in a happiness-inducing cocktail or a confectionary comfort? With Lucy Baker’s book The Boozy Baker, you can have both. Boasting 75 recipes for pies, cakes and cookies spiked with spirits, as well as 25 cocktail recipes, Baker presents a new spin on the domestic notion of baked goods. Including inspired concoctions such as the “can’t say Nocello carrot cake cupcakes,” complete with Nocello walnut liqueur in both the batter and frosting, hard cider apple pies, and strawberry-port linzer tortes, these spirited sweets promise to be the high point of any lackluster day. The Boozy Baker is available for $18.95 from Running Press, in stores and online. THE BOOZY BAKER – may I see your ID.