Today’s the day!
It’s the official release date of Sea Salt Sweet: The Art of Using Salts for the Ultimate Dessert Experience. And wow –what a delicious year it’s been baking and writing this book. I can’t wait for you to bake from it, too.
At heart, this book is about creating fantastic, memorable desserts by combining the ultimate flavor combination: salt and sweet. I give sea salts special focus because they are flavorful and more widely available than ever before! All of the recipes focus on using salt in a mindful way to produce desserts with true ‘wow’ factor. The following composite picture is just a small sampling of the types of recipes you’ll find in the book (those brownies – omg!).
Today we’re celebrating this book launch with cake and presents, which is pretty much how I celebrate every special occasion (no sense in breaking tradition, right?). Plus, a few of my blogging friends are helping me spread the word by giving away copies of the book, too! Be sure to click the links at the end of this post for more chances to win. Some bloggers even made recipes, so you can get a closer look at some of the sweets.
Here’s what’s in store for a few lucky readers!
- Brushed Stainless CIA Professional Series Vitamix (Retail $498): One winner. This is a life-changing kitchen tool! I value it just as much as my KitchenAid stand mixer. This one comes with two cookbooks and an instructional DVD. (Read all the specshere.)
- The Sea Salt Sweet Book, of course! 3 copies to 3 lucky readers.
- Mosser 10″Jadeite Cake Stand (Retail $65): One winner. Just like the one Coastal Living paired with my book in their October issue – so gorgeous!
- The Spice Lab Gourmet Salt Collection (Retail $50): One winner. You certainly don’t NEED all of these salts to bake with Sea Salt Sweet, but you’ll definitely find a few of my favorites from the book in this fun collection.
To enter, leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post telling me about your favorite salty sweet. The winners will be chosen randomly and announced in this blog post (so check back!). Contest ends November 14th – open worldwide!
For an extra entry, spread the word about Sea Salt Sweet! Tweet, Facebook, G+, Pinterest or Instagram with the hashtag #seasaltsweet, and leave a comment letting me know that you did.
The contest is closed – congratulations to the winners!
Vitamix winner: Maria Isabella
Cake Stand winner: Bakerhi
Sea Salts Set winner: Flying Roo
Book winner 1: Woan Jem Lem
Book winner 2: Laura Flint
Book winner 3: Rachel@Bakerita
I created this Double Frosted Salted Caramel-Mocha Cake in honor of the book release, but since it has several steps I think it needs its own blog post. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the recipe. It’s truly delicious and the sprinkle of Maldon flake sea salt on top makes it outstanding!
Don’t forget to check out the following fabulous blogs! They’ll be posting their giveaways and recipes today from Sea Salt Sweet!
Culinary Concoctions by Peabody (she made the Bourbon Brown Sugar Pound Cake!)
Willow Bird Baking (she made Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies!)
Thanks so much to the readers and supporters of this blog. Your enthusiasm has meant so much to me during this book’s creation. Words could never express enough gratitude!
For more, such as purchasing information, how-to videos and a full synopsis, view my Sea Salt Sweet book page.
Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels!
Take5 Ice cream is the perfect salty sweet treat!
Your creations are amazing, and this books looks beautiful! Congrats!
My fave salty-sweet combo is probably chocolate covered pretzels. That said, vanilla ice cream on top of a salty potato chip is also heavenly. : )
I like flaked sea salt on top of just about any kind of cookie
apple cider caramels or kettle corn
Oh I love salted caramel and chocolate cake. The recipe your sharing soon sounds right up my alley. Congrats on the release – the book looks gorgeous!
Caramel and sea salt ice cream 🙂
Definitely Salted Caramel Brownies. And I'm planning to try something new sometime soon: chocolate bagels sprinkled with sea salt. Let's see how that'll turn out.
I'm dying for a slice of this cake! It would probably be my new favorite!
Bacon and Cashew Caramel Corn ; ) the Double Frosted Salted Caramel-Mocha Cake will make a great addition to our Thanksgiving table…
I love my grandmother's homemade salted caramels! Always takes me back to my childhood, when I used to help her make them!
Sea Salt Caramels. Heaven in every bite. Congrats on a beautiful book, look forward to exploring your lovely recipes! ��
salted caramel anything!!
Couldn't wait to try out Double Frosted Salted Caramel-Mocha Cake. Just looking at the picture makes me drool
Bacon and Cashew Caramel Corn : ) I can't wait for the Double Frosted Salted Caramel-Mocha Cake recipe – it will be the highlight of our Thanksgiving dinner.
Millionaire's shortbread, with sea salt on top of course!
Salted caramel chocolate cheesecake
Congrats on the release!
I like ice cream with bacon)
All time favorite would be Chocolate Korova Cookies with bittersweet chocolate chips and coarse sea salt.
Not very sophisticated, but when at the movies, I like a box of Milk Duds with my popcorn.
My favorite salty sweet snack is a simple and not homemade one – dark chocolate sea salt bars. If we're talking homemade, I make vanilla chocolate chip scones that have a nice surprise bite of salt now and then… but they aren't terribly sweet. Oh! Or shortbread wth a kick of salt.. or…
… now I'm hungry.
I love chocolate sea salt caramels. I could eat them every day … always. Yum!
Classic chocolate covered salted pretzels
I've been hoarding the dark chocolate and sea salt covered almonds lately.
Sea salt caramel mocha is my all-time fav flavor. Thanks for the giveaway!
I shared on Google+! 🙂 https://plus.google.com/114679789416308735094/posts
I also shared on twitter. https://twitter.com/aandj8804/status/661544165067661312
Anything with salted caramel.
Nothing fancy, but I love making my favorite brownie recipe and topping with a load of sea salt when it's warm from the oven 🙂
Caramel au beurre salé (Salted butter caramel) that's my ever favorite! To eat by the spoon…
Hello, Salty and sweet = Chocolate
potatoe chips. salted carmel anything.
Hello, Salty and Sweet..Chocolate potatoe chips,carmel anything,,
I'm in love with homemade (heavily) salted caramel sauce. I make some every fall!
I make caramel popcorn panna cotta too! That's my favourite salty sweet 🙂
Oh, the book is so pretty ♥
The only thing I like that's salty and sweet is salted caramel 😀 even more if it's mixed with chocolate 🙂
I could eat salted caramel straight off the spoon. But I have to admit that my favorite salty sweet is my moms strawberry pretzel jello. That pretzel crust topped with cheesecake layer then strawberry jello gets me every single time! Congrats on the new book! Even if I don't win I'm adding this to my Christmas cookbook wish list! Those chip cookies got me drooling!!!
Salted caramel is my favorite… like in, say, a salted caramel bourbon milkshake… but I bet I'll have a new one after I try out your book!
Talenti Sea Salt Caramel Gelato!
Congrats on the new book! Can't wait to check it out. We have a froyo place near us that has a salted caramel flavor… I top it with peanut butter cup chips… yum!
I also shared on my Facebook page Everyday Enchanting! 🙂
The dark chocolate sea salt caramels from Costco. I could eat them all day!!!!!
Popcorn and M&Ms! <3 And congrats on the new book!
that's tough because there are so many great choices, but at the risk of sounding super weird, i have to say that i really like salt on ice cream. 😮
Kettle corn forever
Sweet and salty chocolate pretzels would be my choice – book sounds amazing.
I made a salted caramel chocolate cake for my wedding. It. Was. Amazing.
Chcolate covered salty potato chips 🙂 omg they're the best!
I also posted a picture on my pinterest @prouddaydreamer !
I am definitely a fan of momofuku's compost cookies for a sweet salty hit. Congrats on the book 🙂