Dappled by Nicole Rucker

Title:  Dappled: Baking Recipes for Fruit Lovers

Author: Nicole Rucker

About the author: Nicole Rucker is a chef from Los Angeles. Formerly the pastry chef of the Gjelina Group (including G.T.A. and Gjusta), Rucker is known internationally for her rustic desserts and has won several awards for her homespun pies. In 2012, she won blue ribbons in the National Pie Championship, KCRW Good Food Pie contest and a Star Chef award for baking. She is currently chef and co-owner of Fiona and Cofax Coffee.


What's to love:

  • From the opening pages detailing how to choose fruit to the ending recipes for pastry creams and glazes everything about this book reaches out to the baker in me. 
  • Measurements are given in weight and volume.
  • The Fermented banana cake, Sweet corn pudding with blackberries and Isabel's lemon birthday cake - are standouts in a book filled with standout recipes.
  • The first recipe I made was the Sour lemon cakes (pictured below). They were so easy to put together and extremely impressive. 
  • Summer pudding and The lime pie that saved us are linked online for you to try now.
  • This book will definitely make my best books of 2019 (best books of 2019, part 1 covered January - June releases)
  • Events




The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • Kristjudy  on  7/3/2019 at 7:22 PM

    Raspberry scones

  • Dewnie  on  7/3/2019 at 7:41 PM

    Jam-filled donuts.....

  • Apollonia  on  7/3/2019 at 7:42 PM

    Spiced apple wedding cake!

  • NicoleLW  on  7/3/2019 at 8:10 PM

    Rhubarb coffee cake

  • miggsy  on  7/3/2019 at 8:12 PM

    Apricot bostock

  • Puguppy  on  7/3/2019 at 9:05 PM

    Apricot Bostock! Anything apricot, for sure

  • tennyogirl  on  7/3/2019 at 9:48 PM

    Whole tangerine sorbet

  • Shelley.b  on  7/3/2019 at 10:09 PM

    Raspberry scones

  • AlexH  on  7/3/2019 at 11:03 PM

    Rhubarb Tarte Tatin (or any of her award winning pies)!

  • riley  on  7/3/2019 at 11:20 PM

    Orange-anise cookies

  • inflytur  on  7/4/2019 at 12:24 AM

    Almond berry cobbler

  • btgirl15  on  7/4/2019 at 5:31 AM

    cherry almond meringue clouds

  • Tanner14  on  7/4/2019 at 6:21 AM

    Swedish cream buns

  • vickster  on  7/4/2019 at 7:05 AM

    Fermented banana cake

  • ravensfan  on  7/4/2019 at 8:32 AM

    Raspberry scones

  • Lepa  on  7/4/2019 at 9:29 AM

    I want to try them all- this is my kind of book- but the Mango Coconut bundt cake looks especially intriguing!

  • lean1  on  7/4/2019 at 1:50 PM

    Raspberry Scones are a must!

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  7/4/2019 at 3:39 PM

    Mango coconut bundt cake

  • LeMinou  on  7/4/2019 at 4:15 PM

    Almond Berry Cobler

  • JJWong  on  7/4/2019 at 6:23 PM

    I made a cherry cake today! I love baking with fresh fruit. These recipes are very unique. I'd love to try the sour lemon cake.

  • rchesser  on  7/4/2019 at 6:42 PM

    The Sour Lemon Cakes

  • LaurenE  on  7/4/2019 at 7:01 PM

    Rhubarb coffee cake

  • rashaye  on  7/4/2019 at 11:18 PM

    Sour cream fig bars sound scrumptious!

  • annieski  on  7/5/2019 at 4:21 AM

    pistachio cream

  • RoseMGenuine  on  7/5/2019 at 8:18 AM

    Orange anise cookies

  • MarciK  on  7/5/2019 at 9:09 AM

    Coffee and croissant bread pudding

  • eyreka  on  7/5/2019 at 10:24 AM

    Sour Lemon Cakes

  • tczech  on  7/5/2019 at 10:49 PM

    Mango coconut bundt cake

  • mpdeb98  on  7/6/2019 at 6:05 AM

    Caramelized pineapple tarts

  • BMeyer  on  7/6/2019 at 8:47 AM

    raspberry scones

  • ella1912  on  7/6/2019 at 8:55 AM

    Coffee and croissant bread pudding

  • sarahawker  on  7/6/2019 at 12:57 PM

    Orange-anise cookies

  • matag  on  7/6/2019 at 1:32 PM

    Strawberry brioche Danishes with fromage blanc

  • janv  on  7/6/2019 at 4:25 PM

    Raspberry scones

  • kalex426  on  7/7/2019 at 7:00 AM

    Apricot bostock

  • JulesLP  on  7/7/2019 at 9:21 AM

    Dutch baby with sautéed apple compote

  • debbiehb  on  7/7/2019 at 11:06 AM

    Carrot and pineapple cake with coconut glaze

  • Maefleur  on  7/7/2019 at 1:59 PM

    Avocado pistachio pound cake with lemon glaze

  • mph993  on  7/7/2019 at 3:28 PM

    Avocado pistachio pound cake with lemon glaze

  • thecharlah  on  7/7/2019 at 7:56 PM

    Fermented banana cake

  • Tabby72  on  7/8/2019 at 8:25 AM

    I want to make raspberry scones!

  • erinrobinson  on  7/8/2019 at 12:56 PM

    I’d start with the July flame peach pie, for sure, since I live in Oklahoma and it’s peach season, but the fermented banana cake also sounds fabulous!

  • Lkitchings  on  7/8/2019 at 3:43 PM

    Strawberry-coconut cookies

  • kmn4  on  7/8/2019 at 7:52 PM

    Sweet corn and raspberry muffins

  • sam2222  on  7/8/2019 at 11:01 PM

    Cherry almond meringue clouds .

  • trudys_person  on  7/9/2019 at 8:39 AM

    Banana buckwheat cake sounds good! I have friends who are GF/vegan and I think they would actually eat this!

  • smartie101  on  7/9/2019 at 8:42 AM

    sour lemon cake

  • nadiam1000  on  7/9/2019 at 9:00 AM

    Avocado pistachio pound cake with lemon glaze

  • mcrimmins  on  7/10/2019 at 7:37 AM

    Fruit Soup

  • Judyfos  on  7/10/2019 at 11:43 AM

    Avocado pistachio pound cake with lemon glaze

  • southerncooker  on  7/10/2019 at 11:52 AM

    Raspberry Scones

  • johndotson11  on  7/11/2019 at 3:26 PM

    Mango Coconut bundt cake sounds great. I'd probably try that first. Thank you for the giveaway and chance to win.

  • t.t  on  7/13/2019 at 7:53 AM

    Sour lemon cakes

  • okmosa  on  7/13/2019 at 8:09 AM

    Mmmmm rhubarb tart tatin.

  • Steben  on  7/13/2019 at 6:08 PM

    Apricot bostock

  • Laura1  on  7/14/2019 at 8:10 AM

    Raspberry Scones

  • JenjiRM  on  7/14/2019 at 6:49 PM

    Avocado pistachio pound cake with lemon glaze

  • cellenly  on  7/15/2019 at 2:39 PM

    Fermented banana cake

  • jenmatt  on  7/16/2019 at 7:39 PM

    Rhubarb and blood orange Pavlova

  • Elena Rose  on  7/16/2019 at 10:13 PM

    Raspberry halva brownies

  • jezpurr  on  7/18/2019 at 9:10 AM

    I'd make Rhubarb coffee cake with browned butter streusel!!!^_^

  • DKennedy  on  7/18/2019 at 10:15 AM

    The Strawberry rye buckle with rose hazelnut crumb is calling out to me. I will be going to Fiona this weekend.

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