Summer on a stick
Like Alison's past books such as Macaron, Summer on a Stick is a specialized book which is quite lovely. It gives you a chance to really perfect an area in cooking. I've done a day course in ice cream making with serendipity and loved it. I'm always making sorbets at home. What I love about this book is the creative inspiration such as the salted caramel ice-cream. While in New York last year, ice cream parlours seemed to be the latest craze. I noticed flavours such as ginger, sesame seed, and lovely ice-cream sandwiches.
Alison's book has reminded me and given me great inspiration to make some creative flavours.
If your not into jelly you soon will be after only just flipping through this book.
With creations like champagne posy, choc mint slice or mulled wine, blueberry & elderflower, there's just too many to try. It's such a lovely alternative to other desserts and what a lovely way to finish a bbq or dinner. It's not a challenging book for experienced cooks, but will certainly make you think. And a great book if you want to look experienced and you're not.
It is such a specialized book, but I really believe you will love this book and it will be one kept on the bookshelf for years to come.