Pros: Sweets made without butter
Cons: Book is poorly organized, recipes were hit or miss.
Written by Sharyn Harding Olive Oil Desserts is the result of high cholesterol. The author, Mikki Sannar, had elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, so started experimenting with olive oil in her baking. This cookbook is a collection of her discoveries. From the title, I was expecting something a little different. I had thought that the use of olive oil indicated a substitution for dairy, but that is not the case. Several of the recipes use milk, cream cheese or buttermilk, though she does include instructions for non-dairy substitutions in the back. It seems that the author’s goal was simply to replace the butter with a healthier option. However, don’t expect...(read more)