The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from the Best Little Bakery in the South Hardcover – Mar 6 2012
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“Down-home and fabulous, the recipes . . . are classics with a little something extra.” —Food & Wine
“A delightful marriage of the sweet and savory . . . Cheryl and Griff honor these time-tested classics even as they infuse them with vibrant, unpredictable layers of flavor.” —Savannah Magazine
“Beautifully photographed and charmingly conversational, and full of recipes I’m dying to try.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Old-fashioned American treats with a healthy dose of Southern flair. . . . A well-rounded baking book suitable for home cooks of all levels.” —Library Journal
“Their recipes are easy, but irresistible.”
—Toronto Globe and Mail
“Down-home and fabulous, the recipes . . . are classics with a little something extra.” ―Food & Wine
“A delightful marriage of the sweet and savory . . . Cheryl and Griff honor these time-tested classics even as they infuse them with vibrant, unpredictable layers of flavor.” ―Savannah Magazine
“Old-fashioned American treats with a healthy dose of Southern flair . . . A well-rounded baking book suitable for home cooks of all levels.” ―Library Journal
“The tips, commentary, and notes are as fun to digest as these Southern sweets look to be . . . Impressive yet decidedly unfussy baked goods.” ―Booklist
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Just in case you don't want to take the time to search, when the recipe calls for "8 Tbsps (1 stick)" that's equal to 1/2 a cup of butter. When it calls for "1/2 a pound (2 sticks)" that's one cup. etc etc.
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The book begins with a forward by celebrity chef Paula Deen, who loves the bakery so much that she rented it for her niece's bridal shower, and continues with chapters such as Breakfast, Cupcakes and Cakes, Cookies, Brownies and Bars and Savories. It also contains a useful section aimed at novice bakers covering everything from creaming butter to working with eggs. For visual appeal, the Days include appetite-inducing photos of baked goods on antique china.
Southern staples take centre stage ('Nana Cream Pie, Peach Cobbler Muffins, etc) but unexpected international fare like Guava Sweet-Cheese Turnovers and Bacon-Jam Empanadas broaden the book's repertoire. Most charmingly, the Days have injected the spirit of the bakery right into the cookbook; they interrupt recipes with tales about Savannah and anecdotes describing both the sweetness and the bitterness that accompany following your dreams.
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Haven't tried any recipes yet but there are a lot I will be trying!Published 9 months ago by Dennis Severson
Enjoyed reading this but not sure that I will be making any of the recipes, loved the photos.Published 19 months ago by Baking Queen
This cookbook is wonderful. Really unique recipes that are absolutely delicious and incredibly creative. Filled with beautiful graphics and photographs.Published 20 months ago by EBW
The strawberry cupcakes and the banana chocolate chip cupcakes are FANTASTIC! I first bought this for my Kindle, but after I realized I was smearing the Kindle with flour and... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Cathy Olliffe-Webster