When Lauren Mitterer of WildFlour Pastry learned The Post-Courier Cookbook Redux feature was supposed to capture the Charleston food scene at this particular moment, a few ingredients immediately sprang to mind. Mitterer, who operates two bakery locations and supplies the sweets for countless weddings, is living in a salted caramel world. Additionally, she says, “bourbon, pecans and pistachios are king.” Ergo, this might be the trendiest dessert you make this summer.

— Hanna Raskin

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