Kathy Wakile wants to share her dessert recipes with you.
On Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wakile will attend a party for her cookbook “Indulge: Little Desserts that Keep Life Sweet” at Lilac And Lilies Boutique in Fort Lauderdale. We spoke to her before the event.
What was the process of writing the book? Fun or fattening?
Writing my book was much more work than I had expected, however, I’ so passionate about my baking and cooking it really never felt like work. The most difficult part was remembering to write everything down. I would go into my kitchen and work from morning until night testing and retesting recipes.
Out of the 75 treats featured in the book, what is your favorite recipe?
It’s a difficult one to answer since I feel they are all my babies. However, I happen to love anything with lemon.
How do you keep your weight down while testing out all these goodies?
Life is about balance. That includes having a sweet treat when you want one, eating healthy and controlling your portions are key. That’s why all of my desserts are mini. So you can indulge on a decadent sweet treat without feeling deprived or guilty.
What is the easiest recipe for people who aren’t great bakers?
They would have to be my Apple Crumblekins. Another surprisingly easy and show-stopping dessert are my bite size Chocolate Volcanos.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Salty sweet: Chocolate peanut butter pretzels while binge watching Netflix. Oh and pizza. Any kind, any time of the day!
What do you like to do when you are in Miami?
Richard and I love finding little places to eat that not many people talk about and love exploring the different neighborhoods. We especially love Brickell and Wynwood. And who can resist the beach? Weâ€™re sun and surf lovers.
Info: Tickets are $50 until Monday and include a copy of the book and photo opportunity with Wakile and can be purchased in-store or online at www.LilacAndLilies.com. After Monday, admission goes up to $65.