Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Grace's Sweet Life

In the spring I was contacted by a publicist, asking if I'd like to review a copy of a delicious new Italian baking book Grace's Sweet Life. Does Santa wear a red suit? Did Moses part the Red Sea? Heck yes, I wanted to review this book!!!


Not only is it absolutely full of beautiful pictures, the recipes are well laid out, with plenty of instruction for even a novice home baker to turn out gorgeous and delicious treats!

A delicious and deceptively easy seven layer cake....

Mini blueberry-white chocolate cheesecake

Italian peach cookies

Almond and hazelnut nougat

I had an incredibly difficult time deciding what to make first. In the end, I went for a simple "torta all' arancia" yup, that's "orange cake" in Italian. 


I was so impressed with this light-as-air cake. Not only was it incredibly easy to make, but the results were mega-good! There is even a recipe for an orange syrup to pour over the top, but the cake would also be wonderful with a bit of powdered sugar or some lightly sweetened whipped cream. 

019 - Copy

So, will I be baking from this book again? Yes. Will it be yummy? YES!


  1. mmmm. what fun! The desserts look delish!

  2. Not only do you love Winterkist but you make delicious desserts! I really like you!!!

  3. As soon as I saw the cover my mouth was watering. Looks like a great book,

  4. Katie - do you realise I'm pregnant?? Do you realise every time you post some scrumptious looking treat I WANT it? Do you?? huh??? I'm craving orange juice so this one particularly appeals ;)

  5. wow! yummy photos and your review got me excited to try out the recipes.

  6. What a gorgeous looking book! The cake looks delicious (even though I can't stand oranges!) =D

  7. oh my word my mouth is watering. that sounds so amazing. you are super lucky to review it.

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  9. Sorry...I was signed into the wrong account. :) Now I'm side tracked and hungry...darn!

  10. Oh my gosh, I'm drooling...these look divine!