Cookbook Giveaway – Sweet Sugar Sultry Spice

Sweet Sugar Sultry Spice: Exotic Flavors to Wake Up Your Baking by Malika Ameen is sure to be a highly sought after baking title this Fall. Malika is a classically trained pastry chef who will introduce us to a world of exotic spices and flavorings in her debut cookbook. 

Every level of baker will benefit from Malika’s encouraging instructions and her passion for spice and flavor combinations. 78 varied recipes covering the spectrum of desserts and more are shared along with eye-popping full-page images. 

You can read more about Sweet Sugar Sultry Spice in our review and recipe post. Be sure to try the recipe for Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes that will have even the grumpiest morning riser smiling with delight.

We are pleased to offer five copies of this title to our EYB Members in the U.S. (Please note the bonus giveaway mentioned below.) One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

How do you feel about adding spice or savory aspects to your baked goods?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends November 22nd, 2016.  Bonus giveaway: Roost Books is also giving away five copies, and you can enter here and sign up for their newsletter for future cookbook giveaways.


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  • matag  on  October 21, 2016

    I'll try anything new!

  • sabrina7  on  October 21, 2016

    I like adding spices to baked goods. I have been wanting to expand on the spices I use in baking, but haven't had much time for baking lately.

  • DJBWA  on  October 21, 2016

    I often make traditionally "sweet" things into savory items for dinner. Change is fun!

  • JulesLP  on  October 21, 2016

    For me it would depend on the spice, up for some; but not others.

  • sir_ken_g  on  October 21, 2016

    I am a huge spice fan….I'm all in~!
    I probably have 100 or so.

  • alirov  on  October 21, 2016

    Yes, the right spice, even if it seems weird can totally transform a dish!

  • Rinshin  on  October 21, 2016

    Don't care for overly sweet things so spices would be great to tone done.

  • gjelizabeth  on  October 21, 2016

    I'm interested in expanding beyond the basics. I'm especially interested in saffron.

  • mpdeb98  on  October 21, 2016

    I like to add black pepper to spice cookies but beyond that I am rather traditional when baking sweets.

  • mcrimmins  on  October 21, 2016

    I love adding spices to baked goods. Salted caramel is a favorite.

  • Siegal  on  October 21, 2016

    I love spiced especially cardamom

  • sgump  on  October 21, 2016

    Love it!

  • laureljean  on  October 21, 2016

    I'm a fan of big flavors in baked goods and the addition of spices makes that happen.

  • love2chow  on  October 21, 2016

    I loved savory as well as sweet baked goods. Hand pies are a classic example.

  • edyenicole  on  October 21, 2016

    I like adding some spice and some savory things to my baking recipes!

  • tennyogirl  on  October 21, 2016

    Sounds yummy to me

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  October 21, 2016

    It sounds like the perfect balance to me.

  • dbielick  on  October 22, 2016

    Love spice and savory in baked goods as long as they are balanced.

  • hillsboroks  on  October 22, 2016

    I am always looking for ways to make an old recipe new and exciting again. This looks like the perfect way.

  • sherrvan  on  October 22, 2016

    Oooh. I'm loving the thought of this! I agree with dbielick.

  • Nancith  on  October 22, 2016

    I like both, altho it kind of depends on how the savory is done. But I'll try anything once!

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  • Lyndaherman  on  October 22, 2016

    Absolutely! Both!

  • bevie19  on  October 22, 2016

    I already do! Love spice in sweet baked goods!

  • t.t  on  October 22, 2016

    What's life (or baked goods) without a little spice to keep it interesting?

  • ldevine05  on  October 23, 2016

    I love adding a new twist to sweet recipes!

  • CBLee  on  October 23, 2016

    I like to add them in, it adds so much to the taste!

  • ravensfan  on  October 23, 2016

    Sure, why not?!

  • pandapotamus  on  October 24, 2016

    I'm into it!

  • lhudson  on  October 24, 2016

    Fine by me!!!

  • joanhuguet  on  October 24, 2016

    Rosemary shortbread!

  • Mariarosa  on  October 24, 2016

    I'd like to know more about what spices to add to my baking. I love off-beat combinations!

  • Deneenm  on  October 24, 2016

    I love adding spice & herbs to baked items!

  • TheSpicedLife  on  October 24, 2016

    I feel great about it! Herbs too!

  • verorenee  on  October 24, 2016

    Yes, I love it!

  • meggan  on  October 25, 2016

    i love to add white pepper or chile powder to many of my chocolate baked goods.

  • MmeFleiss  on  October 25, 2016

    I love it! It's why I'm such a huge fan of Swedish baked goods.

  • rchesser  on  October 25, 2016

    I do it frequently, especially using black or white pepper in gingerbread.

  • lioraj  on  October 25, 2016

    I love adding something to "spice" up my baked goods and make them a bit more interesting. I think a savory or spicy twist is just the thing to take a cake or cookie to the next level!

  • bdmltm  on  October 25, 2016

    I love spices, so this would be perfect for me!

  • echilt5  on  October 26, 2016

    I already add some spice, but I want to learn more about it!

  • beetlebug  on  October 26, 2016

    I love adding spices to my sweets. One of my favorite combos is cayenne pepper and cinnamon to chocolate.

  • cookingforthefam  on  October 26, 2016

    I don't understand spices very well to make good combinations on my own, but I love trying out new seasonings!

  • lauriesk  on  October 26, 2016

    I don't mind adding spice or a savory seasoning to baked goods, but the flavor would need to be subtle.

  • djoh437938  on  October 26, 2016

    pumpkin pie fits right in! my favorite

  • Katiefayhutson  on  October 26, 2016

    Almost always love adding spices. I enjoy trying savory additions but do not do it as often.

  • Dmartin997  on  October 26, 2016

    I always add spices to baked goods and experiment with unexpected ones.

  • elysek  on  October 26, 2016

    Adding cinnamon to baked goods is one of my favorite things to do.

  • lils74  on  October 26, 2016

    I don't do it often, but sometimes it can be just the thing!

  • ndyson  on  October 27, 2016

    I would love to try these recipes!!

  • tarae1204  on  October 27, 2016

    I don't do it as often as I would like to!

  • Lafauvette  on  October 27, 2016

    I added garam masala spices to a pumpkin pie recipe instead of regular pumpkin spices once. It was delicious!

  • sarahawker  on  October 27, 2016

    I've used Rosemary and Black Pepper in baked goods before and they were awesome so I've very curious actually.

  • melmaren  on  October 27, 2016

    Very curious and interested in experimenting. I'm intrigued by cardamom at the moment.

  • RNJessicaK  on  October 27, 2016

    I love the idea of adding unexpected ingredients to sweet treats. So unique and complex to bite in and have someone ask "What is that?"

  • annieski  on  October 28, 2016

    Heck yes. Savory ingredients in sweet, sweet in savory!

  • bfg67  on  October 28, 2016

    love it. bacon with chocolate is a winner.

  • JanScholl  on  October 29, 2016

    as long as it's vegetarian or vegan, works for me.

  • Rosesrpink50  on  November 1, 2016

    I love the combination of sweet and savory! I would definitely be for it.

  • Julia  on  November 3, 2016

    I love different spices and herbs in baked goods.

  • cpasek  on  November 4, 2016

    I love adding herbs and spices in baking. Unfortunately, the rest of my family is more traditional and doesn't always appreciate these bolder creations. So sometimes, I just have to make things that are just for me!

  • percussion03  on  November 5, 2016

    I don't think about it often enough! I am eager to explore, but also sometimes like the flavors of a simple ingredient combination to shine through.

  • Teruska  on  November 8, 2016

    I love me some savory in my sweets.

  • DFed  on  November 11, 2016

    It probably depends on the dessert but I'm generally not too much of a fan of savory desserts…

  • ampsmom  on  November 12, 2016

    I love adding savory! It can be a magical blend.

  • nadiam1000  on  November 13, 2016

    Love adding savory flavors in baking – one of my favorite herbs to bake with is rosemary

  • juazella  on  November 13, 2016

    I love using spices!

  • FireRunner2379  on  November 16, 2016

    I love the idea of adding spice and savory aspects to my baking. Lately, I've been putting in a pinch of cayenne to my chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies.

  • daniellespinato1  on  November 18, 2016

    I am a big fan of spice in baked goods — the more the better!

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