Baked is a dessert cookbook published by Green Candy Press.
Artfully presented in classic cookbook style, it is filled with attractive photography and recipes for cookies, candies, bars, squares and cakes.
The book has recipes for gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan diets.
Author Yzabetta Sativa finds edibles to be a godsend.
After a 25-year career at the front and the back of the house in the demanding restaurant world, her aching body needed medication. It was a con-dition other than pain, however, that led her to cooking. With a life-threatening case of asthma, her cigarette habit was killing her.
Unfortunately, her nicotine craving was highest just after medicating with a joint.
“I’d smoked for 30 years,” she said. “I could pass up any cigarette except the one after I smoked a joint.”
A friend suggested edibles, and she never looked back.
“I thought, okay, if I’m going to finally quit smoking, I might as well write a cookbook,” she reasoned, adding, “and while I’m at it, I’ll come up with recipes that work with the marijuana-flavor pro-file.”
Having read and collected other marijua-na cookbooks, she wanted to get beyond the usual fare resembling green adobe bricks that tasted like cardboard. Desiring to create a truly medicinal cook-book, she included medicating and diet advice.
The book really is a delight, with treats such as Fresh Fragrant Fancies with a suggested accompaniment of a steaming cup of mint tea, Asian-inspired Coco Nutty Lime Cookies, and easy-to-prepare Sweet Shortbread.
The reason for the title, Baked, is two-fold; this is a book filled with baked dessert recipes, and each includes a dosing suggestion. A batch of Fruity Loopy Shortbread, for example, is promoted as having a taste of Christmas that will charm your inner fruitcake.
Without doubt, these sweet treats are sure to get you baked!