"Yesterday was a day like any other day. I woke up thinking about doughnuts and chili fries." Thus begins a typical "Joy the Baker" blog entry by the author of this book. Joy Wilson's collection of 100 diverse baking recipes is unabashedly sinful; in fact, the cover advertises it forthrightly as "a celebration of butter and sugar." Once you rationalize your guilt, you will be able to begin emulating the skills of this self-taught, award-winning baking blogger. Oh, c'mon, a second piece won't kill you.
What People are saying about this
Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan
When I first heard the name "Joy the Baker," I immediately felt happy and warm. I couldn't help it. And in the years I've gotten to know Joy the Personand her beautiful, warm, comforting style of foodI can say without hesitation that she absolutely lives up to her name. Joy the Baker brings joythrough her writing, through her food...and through her unabashed enthusiasm for life." Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman "Joy modestly admits that she is not a classically trained pastry chef, however, her book proves how that can actually be an advantage. Joy bakes with her complete heart and soul, writes from the gut, and makes us feel that we too can make magic in the kitchen. (Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan, cookbook author and creator of TheKitchn)
Joy is what made me want to bake. Stumbling on her blog was one of the luckiest and most inspirational things that has happened to me. Not only does she have recipes that could kill a man or woman (in the this-is-so-delicious-I-can-die-now way), she also is brilliantly funny and her insight and commentary on life is incredible. She's an insanely talented writer and an even better baker. To put it simply, she's the best ever, and I love her like crazy. The fact that I get to declare that to the world in her incredible cookbook is, to be completely earnestly cheesy, just icing on the cake. (Emma Stone, actress)
The best thing would be to have Joy the Baker *actually* bake all these things with you in your kitchen. The next best thing is reading her book, written with the exact same charming, hilarious in-person style that makes you feel like she's right there with you, sharing the recipes that come from her heart and soul. (Sarah Gim, TasteSpotting)