Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sea Salt Sweet by Heather Baird

You guys know Sprinkle Bakes, right? Sprinkle Bakes is the blog written by Heather Baird; it's filled with whimsical, delightful, BEAUTIFUL desserts. It's one of my favorite reads on the internets.

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Well, Heather has a new book out, Sea Salt Sweet: The Art of Using Salts for the Ultimate Dessert Experience. The title alone had me hook, line, and sinker. I can think of almost no better combination than salt with sweet.

You know what else had me? This picture...
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Right out of college, I went to work for Delta Airlines. I have very vivid memories of standing in the airplane galley with some very southern flight attendants who were pouring bags of peanuts into their Cokes. I'd never seen such a thing!

Let's talk about some of the recipes you'll find in the book...
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Bourbon Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Espresso Mousse Souffles with Fleur de Sel, Roasted Cashew Caramel Cheesecake, Buttered Popcorn Panna Cotta, Chocolate Malt and Fries Ice Cream Cake.
Those are just a few.

I can't wait to use the techniques in the book to start making my own salt blends, too! Sea Salt Sweet walks you through doing just that.

Here's what I mean about Heather's whimsical style...have you ever seen a tiramisu that looks as FUN as this one?!?
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Sea Salt Sweet by Heather Baird, I think you'll love it. 

Want one of your own? Leave a comment here on the blog to enter to win one. 
(US addresses only...through 11:59CST, 11.07.15. Winner notified via email.)

Hop on over to Sprinkle Bakes today where there's a super fabulous giveaway happening!


147 comments:

  1. Thank you for the heads up..I have the first.
    You girls are so talented.. no one I knew when I was your age ..could do so much.
    Kudos:)

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  2. I love the salty/sweet combination! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  3. Those desserts look soooo yummy!

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  4. I love your blog!! Would be great to win :)

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  5. That book looks amazing! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :)

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  6. It's like this book was made for me -- I generally dislike salt on most foods but I *love* it on sweets!

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  7. Hello, What a beautiful book..I would Love to have a copy..

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  8. I am the birthday cake maker in our family so this book would be a great addition to my collection.

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  9. I love the addition of salt to balance out the sweet in desserts, but I've been unsure of buying my own sea salt to start adding to recipes. I love that she talks about the salt blends in the book too! Also, my dad has always put peanuts in his coke, and we're not even southern!

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  10. Salt and sugar is probably my favorite combination ever. Yep, right up there with Captain and diet Coke! :)

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  11. How perfect - salt and sugar! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Looks so good. I put salt in all my baked goods, it definitely enhances any flavor!

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  13. I love the idea of these recipes

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  14. I love sea salted goodies, especially with dark chocolate and caramel. I'd love to try out some of these recipes! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Sweet and salty - what could be better than satisfying both cravings at once?!

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  16. Fun Book! I'm a total salted/sweet junkie!

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  17. What a cool book.I love the cute tiramisu topping and am totally going to try that out. l-parnell at earthlink dot net Thanks for the give away and the neat ideas!!

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  19. Oh man, I need all of these recipes!

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  20. One of my favorite memories of my dad is of him pouring peanuts into his grape soda. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  21. Love sweet and salty. Ice cream and french fries.

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  22. I would love to win this book! Everything looks amazing and I'd love to know more about sea salts.

    Beth Cook
    beachie228@gmail.com

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  23. Why yes, I'd love a copy! There's nothing like a little salty with sweet!!

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  24. Looks like a great book - thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  25. I love sprinkle bakes, and would love to win this book!

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  26. It would make my day to win this beautiful cookbook!

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  27. That cookbook looks amazing! I want to try every recipe

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  28. I would love to win the cookbook! and I enjoy your blog!

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  29. I love salty-sweet & now I really want to try Coke & peanuts! Beautiful book!

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  30. Oh my! I believe I need to revise my "no more cookbooks" policy!

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  31. Yum, yum. Love Sprinklebakes and love sweet and salt.

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  32. Yum, yum. Love Sprinklebakes and love sweet and salt.

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  33. I'd love to try some of these recipes! Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  34. You know, I'm not sure what to think about this book. I personally am SO TIRED of hearing about anything and everything under the sun being made into a "salted caramel" version I could scream. This summer I bought at our town's local carnival a caramel apple. It was SUPPOSE to be a normal average caramel apple. That evening when I went to eat it I discovered it was so salty (not the gourmet salt sprinkled on top, like a "salted" thing should be) , I guess in the caramel itself, I couldn't finish it, it was downright disgusting. I've never been able to not eat a caramel apple in my life, even if the apple is starting to get a little "old" that never stopped me before, I would just eat the caramel off of it. But boy I couldn't eat this. I've wondered if the person tried to do the "salted caramel" thing and just completely messed it up or was it completely accidental. I was so disgusted by it I didn't even want to walk down and get another one or see the cart again. It has completely turned me off of salted caramel. Now I don't know what to think when I see recipes like this. Personally I would really like to see this cookbook, read the recipes, and see what besides caramel she is "salting" before I would consider ordering it. I wonder what's going to be the "it" thing for 2016? In 2014 I think we dulce de leched everything to death, this year it seems to be the salted caramel and the "s'mores" fad. I know we're all getting flooded with pumpkin recipes right now but I think that's the time of year. No wonder there's a pumpkin shortage now! But so far I haven't noticed anything that seems to be coming to the forefront of the next big baking trend. Anyone have any predictions?

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    1. Browned butter everything.

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    2. Don't let one bad experience ruin salted caramel for you. When it's done well, it's heavenly. But if your sensitive about salt, maybe this isn't the book for you. Perhaps you'll be able to find it in your library or browse it at a bookstore to peruse the recipes :)

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    3. Wow! I'll take one of each please...

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  35. Yay, I totally need that for my collection :)

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  36. Count me in. I love sweet and salty. Thanks.

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  37. These recipes look absolutely amazing!! Would love to win. :)

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  38. I absolutely LOVE Heather's 1st book so I already know this one is just as fabulous!! Can't wait to get my copy ☺☺☺

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  39. Peanuts in Coke? That's insane, but maybe something I need to try too...just in case.

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  40. I have never heard of peanuts in coke, that is so cute.

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  41. I love sprinkle bakes blog and own her previous book, this one would be awesome to have too!

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  42. I love sprinkle bakes blog and own her previous book, this one would be awesome to have too!

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  43. I have been eagerly anticipating this book! I've never heard of salted peanuts in coke but I feel like I need to try this STAT.

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  44. Another here to try the peanuts in coke. Interesting. Thanks for this chance to win!

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  45. Her cookbook is gorgeous! I would love to have a copy and bake along! :)

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  46. Looks like there are some great treats in there!!

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  47. I would love to try my hand at these, looks delicious!

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  48. I have her first book and love it, would love to win the next one!

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  49. I love Heather's first book. I would love to have this one too. Thanks.

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  50. I can't wait to get this book!

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  51. Looks like a great collection of unique recipes!! I'd love to try them out!!

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  52. Thanks for the chance to win what sounds like a great, fun book.

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  53. I have never seen the peanuts and coke before! I'll have to try this later!!

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  54. Sprinkle Bakes is so fun! I can't wait to read this book.

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  55. Yum! I'd love to try these recipes, and I'm stealing the idea of the fork stencil on the tiramisu. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. Salty and sweet is the best combo!! Would love to win!

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  57. That drippy caramel cheesecake looks amazing!

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  58. Salty Sweet - It's nice not having to choose!!!!!

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  59. Would love to win a copy.....salty/sweet combinations are the best!

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  60. It's great to have you feature Heather's new book on your site!

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  61. Yes, please! I'd love to win a copy.

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  62. I would love to win! I have her first book and love it!

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  63. What a great book. I know I would love it!

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  64. I'm so excited about this book! I'm always down for salty and sweet. :)

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  65. Salty & sweet is the best combination!

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  66. I would LOVE to win this book! Thank you!

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  67. I can hardly wait to get my hands on this beautiful book!!

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  68. Would love to win this book :)!

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  69. I love her blog! It would be amazing to have a copy of her book! :)

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  70. My favorite desserts combine a sweet and salty element. I'd love to bake through this book.

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  71. Sweet and salty is such a killer combo! So excited for this cookbook!

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  72. Sweet and salty is the best combination. This book looks a real winner. Would love to try some of the recipes.

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  73. Salted caramel anything is my JAM! I would love to see other salty/sweet combinations in this cookbook!

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  74. I'd love to win, looks great!

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  75. What? Peanuts in a coke? What a fun/crazy/probably addicting way to drink a soda! Better than that though must be the recipes for cakes and sweets in this book. This book will be on my Christmas wish list for sure!

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  76. As a Yankee, I must say the peanuts in the coke still confuses me! But I really want to try it, given its popularity!

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  77. Cant wait to check out this book!

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  78. I have her 1st book and love the sweet & salty combo theme of this one.

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  79. I have her 1st book and love the sweet & salty combo theme of this one.

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  80. yes I want one it looks amazing I want to try everything!!

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  81. I love salty and sweet treats and both your blogs

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  82. Longtime lurker, first time commenter! This book looks gorgeous. So long, diet.

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  83. I love Heather's first book and I am sure this one will be just as amazing!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

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  84. The book looks awesome! Can't wait to have one!

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  85. Can't wait to try some of those recipes!

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  86. Can't wait to try some of those recipes!

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  87. This looks amazing! I'd love to try some of these recipes!

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  88. Heather's photographs could sell any recipe. She is the diva of frosting dreams and sauced reverie.

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  89. I love Heather's recipes so I know her book will be beautiful! Thanks for the chance!
    MKat kksdelights@yahoo.com

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  90. I follow her blog, and this book looks amazing!

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  91. I'd love to win that cookbook! Thanks for the chance!

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  92. Looks like a great cookbook!

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  93. Sounds amazing! Would love to win it!

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  94. I'd love to win, it all looks delicious!

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  95. MMMMM, I would love to make everything in this book.

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  96. love the cover art; the recipes look so good; would love to win & try to make some beautiful desserts for the holidays..

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  97. Everything looks so delicious! Would love to win a copy of the book. Love the cover too!

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  98. Everything looks so delicious! Would love to win a copy of the book. Love the cover too!

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  99. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win a copy of such beautiful book!

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  100. Her book always gives me inspiration when I want to bake something; this book looks so stunning and would surely impress with the recipes!

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  101. Salt is by far the most understood element in baking! Sugar needs salt in order to be balanced and this cookbook obviously nails that concept! Can't wait!

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  102. This looks great and I love the fork on the tiramisu!

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  103. would love to win it!
    spgoddess55(at)msn(dot)com

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  104. love salty sweet snacks leutheb(at)msn(dot)com

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  105. Bridget,
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Annamaria

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  106. Beautiful book. Please explain the salted peanuts in the Coke to this Yankee, will you?

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  107. Oh, salted caramels are my favorite!

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  108. Sea Salt Sweets are the best. Excited to see the recipes.

    amy.stutzenberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  109. Looks like a book I want- now!

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  110. I can't wait to see what is in store :)

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  111. I never knew of Sprinkle Bakes until this moment. Better late than never! Heather's blog is a feast for my eyes and my sweet tooth. Thanks for the introduction, Bridget!

    Happy Tuesday
    www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud

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  112. I hope I win, I have her first book and I love it!

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  113. I am such a sucker for the salty/sweet combo! As a Northerner transplanted into the South, I'm often a little puzzled and intrigued by some of these regional salty/sweet inventions, with peanuts and coke being one of them. I've always wondered if it's worth a try! However, I'll NEVER wonder about boiled peanuts- some Southern delicacies are beyond my adventurous palate!

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  114. Crossing my fingers and hoping I win :)

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  115. Great cookbook. I grew up putting peanuts in cokes. Totally normal for Southeast Alabama. ROLL TIDE

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