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Sticky Fingers’ Sweets
100 Super Secret Vegan Recipes

By Doron Petersan
with a foreword by Rory Freedman

Read all about it! Sticky Fingers’ Sweets makes the Denver Post Best Seller List,  July 2012!


“Every single one of Doron’s desserts proves that veganism leaves zero to be desired. For years her passion and dedication have been celebrated by everyone who has set foot in her bakery. Now, with this book, you don’t have to be in D.C. to experience the magic of Sticky Fingers.”

– Rory Freedman, author of the bestselling Skinny Bitch series

Now revealed for the first time are the secrets behind 100 of the hugely popular Sticky Fingers Bakery’s favorite recipes, that just happen to be vegan, and just happen to be delicious.

STICKY FINGERS’ SWEETS! 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes (February 16, 2012, $27.50, Avery) reveals the recipes, techniques and even a little bit of science behind Doron Petersan’s acclaimed bakery’s most popular desserts and breakfast items. She is on a mission to dispel the myths that anything without butter or eggs can’t taste good, and that your palette will suffer for trying to make the world, your body, and your kitchen a better place.

“It’s a fact that I refuse to sell anything I won’t eat myself. I love food. And I’m vegan. That is how I approach every recipe. Taste and flavor are always the priority, with a dose of simplicity thrown in for good measure.” Armed with this philosophy, STICKY FINGERS’ SWEETS offers a range of recipes including cakes (plus helpful details on decorating, frosting, borders and crunch), cupcakes (Doron’s vegan cupcake was declared the winner of a recent Food Network Cupcake Wars), cookies, brownies, whoopee pies, fruit pies, cheesecakes, muffins, breads, scones and more. There’s even a chapter entitled “We’ve Got Seoul” which showcases recipes from Sticky Fingers Korean franchises. Also featured throughout the book are “Love Bites” – sidebars that highlight specific ingredients, including their importance and role in a recipe and/or nutritional benefits. Doron considers them her “little nutrition related terms of endearment.”

STICKY FINGERS’ SWEETS is filled with recipes for every occasion. Here you’ll find recipes such as Chocolate Love Cake, New York Cheesecake Cupcake, George Carmelin Cupcake (chocolate spice cake with vanilla frosting), Tiramisu, Cowvin Cookies (the most popular item at the bakery), Little Devils (inspired by classic Devil Dogs), Hazelnut Biscotti, Banana Chimp Bread (sure to win over the cheekiest of monkeys), Peppermint Brownies, Peanut Butter and Banana Whoopie Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Crumb Topping, Mocha Chocolate Cheesecake, and Seoul Sticky Bread, among dozens of others.

In addition to providing the recipes for these mouthwatering items, Doron also explains some of the science behind her fail-proof vegan baking. Much of her success comes from simple but important techniques such as mixing (which gets more or less air into a batter), steam (which is responsible for lift, moisture and fluff), temperature, and chemical leavening agents (good old baking powder and baking soda). Together, these elements form the all-important structure and texture of all successful baked treats.

Filled with 100 mouthwatering dessert and breakfast recipes, ingredient notes, thoughts on equipment, sources for hard to find ingredients and a 16-photo color insert, STICKY FINGERS’ SWEETS is an ideal cookbook for anyone who loves to bake and eat delicious treats.

Doron Petersan opened Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats in 2002 drawing on her degree in Dietetics from the University of Maryland and years of experience working in restaurants. She lives with her husband, Peter, and their rescued companion-animals in Washington, D.C.

About Avery:
Avery, an imprint focusing on health, wellness, fitness, psychology, and popular science, is best known for publishing cutting-edge, but accessible books from the top experts in their fields. Leading the backlist is one of the best-selling health books of all time, Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch. Other top sellers include the The Juice Lady’s Guide to Juicing for Life by Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keene, The New Rules of Lifting by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove and the New York Times bestseller, The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half by Stephanie Nelson.


Founded in 1976, Avery quickly established itself as the most successful independent publisher of health books in the market. Penguin Group (USA) Inc. acquired it as an imprint in 1999 with a strong commitment to continue publishing respected, up-to-the-minute books with a clear focus on helping people make the most of their lives.