20120504-204854-sinfully-easy-delcious-desserts.jpgAside from the fact that everyone likes sweets, there is another reason why bakeries exist. This reason has a little something to do with the fact that while most people enjoy baked goods, a good portion of them are much more at home with the end result than the actual process of baking.

This is precisely the reason that we're loving the latest cookbook from Alice Medrich, Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts. Instead of a book full of complicated desserts with stern directions about measurements and technique, Medrich has collected a book full of breezy recipes that encourage both experimentation and confidence in home bakers. Her sweets are culled from ingredients that most of us have on hand already, negating the need to run out to the store if the urge to bake should arise. And she's well aware that pie crusts that needn't be rolled and cake batters that can be made in the food processor are magic words to reticent bakers.

For the next two weeks were going to be testing out recipes from Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts and sharing our sweet findings with you. Will Food Processor Chocolate Mousse measure up to the classic? Can you really make Lemon Mint Sherbet without an ice cream maker? Stay tuned for the sweet results.

Win A Copy!

Thanks to the generous folks over at Artisan, we are giving away five (5) copies of Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts this week.

All you have to do is tell us about your easiest, breeziest dessert recipe in the comments section below.

The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

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