On her Food Network show Sugar , pastry chef Anna Olson shows viewers how to create simple, original desserts that they can create at home. Now, Anna`s favorite recipes from her show are available in this book! Divided into sections based on key ingredients, such as Fruit, Chocolate, Nuts and Citrus, Anna`s recipes progress naturally from one dish to the next. She first includes an easy recipe and then follows it up with a " switch-up" -- a more elaborate recipe to dress it up or transform it into a whole new dessert. For example, Chocolate Orange Pudding turns into Chocolate Orange Cream Pie with the addition of a cookie crust and creamy topping. Throughout Sugar , Anna provides countless tips such as the best way to unmold a cake and how to prevent nuts from becoming a paste in the food processor. She also explains how following basic rules of baking leads to greater success. Sugar `s accessible, creative recipes and helpful hints will assist every home cook to create innovative desserts.