Homemade desserts have a big job: they carry important messages to important people. We bake them with the people we love. We share them with the people we love. We eat them with the people we love.
Samantha Seneviratne's recipe for True Love Cake alone is a testament to her dessert philosophy. This lovely concoction was so delicious - as delicate hints of cardamom and rose water wafted throughout the house - that it lasted a mere twelve hours before my husband and I polished it off during a midnight "refrigerator date!" Packed with more than eighty equally delightful recipes - arranged according to ingredients such as ginger, lavender, and peppercorn - and garnished with heartwarming family stories and handy baking tips, Sugar & Spice offers a unique spice-centric twist on the sweet course that just may encourage a dessert-for-dinner (or lunch or breakfast) culinary phenomenon. (MW)