'Sugar Baby' on Serious Eats

Bake the Book: Chinese Ginger-Lime Candy

Chinese milk candy is a mild, chewy treat, very similar to taffy. Its subtle sweetness lend the candy base to all sorts of flavor combos. In this case Bullock-Prado decided to go with lime and ginger, a duo that not only flavors the candy but adds a bit of texture as well. There's mixing spicy grated ginger into the sticky, caramelly candies gave them a great little bite and the lime oil lent an elegant floral note. More

Perfect Passion Fruit Parfait

Not your typical American layered fruit and cream parfait, this is more of a French variation, a light and airy frozen mousse. Passion fruit purée can be a little hard to come by, but you can easily substitute reduced passion fruit juice for that same sweet and tangy tropical taste. More

Bake the Book: Bittersweet Pudding Pops

While we'll never be quite sure why the good people at Jell-O decided to discontinue their beloved frozen dessert, the Pudding Pop, those of us who grew up in the 80s will have to do with fond memories of those creamy chocolate and vanilla pops and their hilarious commercials featuring Bill Cosby. Gesine Bullock-Prado, the sweets loving force behind Sugar Baby has a soft spot for pudding pops and has been known to go through entire boxes of them when left to her own teenaged devices. More

Bake the Book: 'Sugar Baby'

For the next two weeks we're going to be making our way through the various stages of sugar cookery with the help of Sugar Baby. We'll begin with the simple dissolve stage by freezing up a batch of Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding Pops, experimenting with soft-ball for a Perfect Passion Fruit Parfait, and breaking out the candy thermometer to whip up a batch of Chinese Ginger-Lime Milk Candy. More

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