Irresistible Recipes Filled with The Heart & Soul of the South
Discover an exciting collection of delightful desserts inspired by Southern baking traditions. Monique McLeod-Polanco’s recipes are brimming with soulful flair and rich flavors while prioritizing simplicity for the home cook. Drawing inspiration from her family’s celebrations and holiday meals, these 60 scrumptious recipes will conjure all the nostalgic flavors from your youth yet dazzle the modern palate.
Fall in love with Monique’s fresh approach to the classics, including an outstanding Orange, Bourbon & Pecan Pie and a drool-worthy Coconut Cake with Lime Curd that will impress your family and friends. Recapture the magic of your grandmother’s kitchen in summertime with One-Layer Strawberry Basil Shortcake, or elevate tradi- tional holiday bakes with Browned Butter Sweet Potato Pie that will be the star of your Thanksgiving table.
So, grab your whisk and take a trip down South, where the secret ingredient is always love—and a bit of sugar! These showstopping desserts invite you to turn the simple, joyful act of baking into a cause for celebration.
“Monique Polanco is a true powerhouse. Her treasured book contains delectable recipes along with stunning photos fit for any coffee table display.”
- Carla Hall, Food Network chef and author
“Monique’s Sweet Soulful Baking is the ultimate cookbook to take your entertaining game to the next level.”
- Jocelyn Delk Adams, author of Grandbaby Cakes
“Baking is instilled in Monique, and she takes us on a journey of classic and elevated, yet approachable, desserts in her beautiful cookbook.”
- Sally McKenney, author of Sally's Baking Addiction
"This beautiful book will have you looking for a reason to celebrate just so you can get baking! From holidays to birthdays, you are in for a memorable treat with Monique's seasonal recipes and family favorites."
- Tessa Huff, author of Layered and Icing on the Cake
"Monique covered all the bases in her stunning book Sweet Southern Baking. If you're looking for one large dessert to serve a crowd or individual small desserts, she has them both. If you're looking for something to make ahead of time or for something to make at the last minute, it's here. She's got all your celebrations covered!"
- Bernice Baran, author of Frosted and founder of Baran Bakery