Instantly Sweet Cookbook Review

Instantly Sweet Cookbook Review

Title: Instantly Sweet: 75 Desserts and Sweet Treats from Your Instant Pot or Other Electric Pressure Cooker
Author: Barbara Schieving and Marci Buttars
Published: October 9, 2018, Harvard Common Press
No. of Pages: 160
Cover Price: $19.99 Paperback, $9.99 Kindle

Instant Pots have made cooking easier and faster for everyone, but most of us use them mostly for main and side dishes. But, two chefs, Barbara Schieving and Marci Buttars, have written an excellent cookbook, Instantly Sweet: 75 Desserts and Sweet Treats from Your Instant Pot or Other Electric Pressure Cooker, that contains enough recipes to keep most Instant pot aficionados happy with unique, as well as familiar desserts for months.

This excellent cookbook has beautiful photographs and well-written, easy to understand instructions. Every recipe so far has turned out picture-perfect, and most important, delicious. Schieving and Buttars have good imaginations, so there is something in this book for everyone. In the Breakfast chapter, there is a recipe for Orange-Cranberry Breakfast Risotto, which is delicious and a nice change from hot cereals. There are also several delicious and moist breakfast breads. The book also features lava cakes, puddings, and delicious cobblers.

Instantly Sweet has an excellent chapter with recipes for sauces, fillings, and toppings, made easier in the Instant Pot. There is also a chapter on Getting to Know Your Pressure Cooker which contains valuable advice and hints for cooking in a pressure cooker. A troubleshooting guide is included, and is a great help for those who are new at pressure cooking.

Although there are a few recipes that could stand a bit of a rewrite, (i.e., one calls for melted butter and the instructions tell you to melt the butter again), there is nothing major that would prevent experienced as well as beginning cooks from getting picture perfect results.

All told, anyone who loves cooking in the Instant Pot or other pressure cooker will love this cookbook. It would make a great gift, and will most likely become a favorite for dessert lovers. Highly Recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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