It feels autumnal this evening and as autumn comes around I start to think about baking. I always make a pumpkin pie at this time of year because you can't buy it over here and I have to satisfy the craving at least a couple of times every twelve months.
But this year I also get to try out my new Baked cookbook. Baked is a cake shop in Brooklyn. At a friend's wedding in May they had four or five Baked cakes to choose from. I went for the Sweet & Salty and it was insane. I was keen to get in on the salty/sweet craze that has been sweeping America and which hasn't hit the UK in such a big way yet. Apparently salted caramels are Obama's favourite sweet, and after obsessively hunting them down I have to say that I'm liking his style. In London you can get them at Montezuma's – American Idol is the name of the chocolate.
Anyway, I went to find Baked the day after the wedding to get one of their cookbooks. And have some more cake. I'm definitely going to make the Sweet & Salty, and maybe the Malted (pictured above). Have a look at their list of cakes here. You can buy the cookbook on Amazon if you feel a bit crazed after looking.
[Image used with thanks to Baked.]