Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes

Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes

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by Joy Wilson
     
 

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Joy the Baker Cookbook includes everything from "Man Bait" Apple Crisp to Single Lady Pancakes to Peanut Butter Birthday Cake. Joy's philosophy is that everyone loves dessert; most people are just looking for an excuse to eat cake for breakfast.See more details below

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Joy the Baker Cookbook includes everything from "Man Bait" Apple Crisp to Single Lady Pancakes to Peanut Butter Birthday Cake. Joy's philosophy is that everyone loves dessert; most people are just looking for an excuse to eat cake for breakfast.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Caterer and blogger-turned-author, Wilson of joythebaker.com, takes her easygoing, fun tone to book pages where she shares 100 inspiring and unconventional recipes. Chapter titles, including “I need a hug or a brownie. Maybe both,” “Oh happy day!” and “I think I just ate chocolate for dinner,” set readers up for this collection that pushes culinary and dietary boundaries with dishes like coffee bacon (ground coffee with chili powder, brown sugar and molasses piled on bacon slices and baked) and bacon black pepper waffles (black pepper–rubbed bacon baked inside buttermilk waffles). The author’s goal to “turn favorite desserts into acceptable breakfast dining” is evident in her carrot pancakes. The healthy avocado does get a starring roll in dishes including avocado pound cake and vegan chocolate avocado cupcakes, and additional vegan options—such as vegan pumpkin pecan bread—have their place. Wilson’s free spirit and celebration of the single life comes through in one-serving dishes such as the Single Girl Melty Chocolate Cake, and Single Lady Pancakes. Helpful prelim information on everything from how to soften butter in a hurry to determining the size of eggs removes any intimidation factor new bakers may feel in this refreshing and inspiring collection. (Mar.)
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"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"

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"

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"

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 Person—and her beautiful, warm, comforting style of food—I can say without hesitation that she absolutely lives up to her name. Joy the Baker brings joy—through her writing, through her food . . . and through her unabashed enthusiasm for life."—Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman

Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan
"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."
Sarah Gim
"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."
Emma Stone
"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."
Ree Drummond
"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 Person--and her beautiful, warm, comforting style of food--I can say without hesitation that she absolutely lives up to her name. Joy the Baker brings joy--through her writing, through her food . . . and through her unabashed enthusiasm for life."
Kirkus Reviews
Wilson's debut cookbook carries the same exuberant, humorous tone as her popular blog, coupled with beautiful photographs of her one-of-a-kind recipes. As a celebration of butter and sugar, this cookbook is not for the faint of stomach or high of cholesterol. Recipes feature peanut butter and bacon cookies, avocado fries, strawberry cookie dough ice cream and coffee bacon. Displaying easy-to-follow recipes, Wilson believes that "(b)aking isn't about high-tech gizmos. It's about stepping into your kitchen with a monster sweet tooth and coaxing something beautiful out of the oven." With an upbeat, quirky tone, the author comes across as the perfect friend with whom to spend an afternoon baking cookies. But with quirkiness comes occasional disorganization, and the chapter contents seem a bit random at times. Wilson also includes important extra information about the recipes, including how long they will keep, what texture to strive for and when to let imperfections pass. In a chapter of kitchen tips, the author provides advice about whether you really need to sift that flour, what size eggs to use and why, and how to get the most out of fruit zest. Wilson offers surprising but delicious combinations: parmesan seaweed popcorn, peanut butter and jam milkshakes, vegan chocolate avocado cupcakes, chocolate black pepper goat cheese truffles, and sweet potato chocolate chip cookies. You have to love a cookbook that features an incredible one-person chocolate lava cake that is easy to make and dubbed the "single girl melty chocolate cake." A joyful, entertaining cookbook.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401304195
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,262,926
File size:
85 MB
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Age Range:
18 Years

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 Person—and her beautiful, warm, comforting style of food—I can say without hesitation that she absolutely lives up to her name. Joy the Baker brings joy—through 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)
Emma Stone
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)
Sarah Gim
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)

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