When I read about Confections of a Closet Master Baker on Lesa's Book Critiques, it had all the buzz words to peak my interest: "German baked goods," "Pastries," "Vermont." I knew I needed this book even though I told myself I had too many already.
The luscious cover with its light dusting of sugar made me want to bake. I skimmed the book several times at my local Borders and each time felt proud to walk away. Unfortunately, Barnes and Noble sent me a discount coupon knowing my weakness. I melted like chocolate and purchased.
Soon I'll be reviewing the book and Gesine's recipe for Espresso Cheesecake. Here's a wild idea. I could blog about each recipe in the book and sell my story to Hollywood. The author's sister, Sandra Bullock, can play her in the movie. I think my celeb look-alike, Hugh Jackman, is perfect for my role. He can come over to my kitchen and bake to get into character. If there's no Hugh then there's no deal. Sorry.
While I'm waiting to hear back (it could take awhile) I've decided to giveaway a free copy of Confections of a Closet Master Baker. This is a new hardcover and my contest is open to readers internationally.
Just leave a comment on this post no later than 9:00pm, Hawaiian Standard Time, February 28. Be sure to include an email address unless you have one I can see on your profile.
Aloha from Kauai and Happy Valentine's Day.