Today a dessert often takes the shape of high caloric cookies and cakes "enhanced" with crushed candy. Have you bought a bakery shop treat lately? A cookie may be 6" in diameter (or larger) with more chopped up candy than cookie. Cupcakes are slathered with 4" of icing, and even that is sprinkled with a coating of crushed candy. Simple ingredients and simply presented desserts are rare!
We recently added a unique picture book to our collection, A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins [JP JEN]. It's a book that shows the reader that in a dessert, less can be more!
The author, and the illustrator, Sophie Blackall, are interviewed in the video below: