Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

What do you get when you combine old-fashioned baked goods in a fun retro location? You get Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, GA. The owners, Cheryl and Griffith Day shared their beloved recipes in their Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook.

The cookbook celebrates their 10 year anniversary for their bakery, and contains a foreward by Paula Deen. I really liked this cookbook. It contains everything from cupcakes and bread pudding to savory white bean and bacon soup. Recipe chapters include: Breakfast; Coffee Cakes, Quick Breads, and Sweet Yeast Breads; Cupcakes and Cakes; Pies, Cobblers, Crisps, and Tarts; Puddings and Custards; Cookies; Brownies and Bars; Confections; and Savories. The Method to the Magic contains tips on getting started, and The Baker's Tool Kit contains basic key pieces of equipment to get you started.

My favorite recipes are the Bourbon Bread Pudding (use brioche bread!), Plum Tartlets (more like mini individual cake-like desserts), and the Rustic Cheddar Pecan Rounds (think of savory shortbread). The two recipes I'm dying to try are the Bacon Jam filling (from the the Bacon-Jam Empanadas) and the Shortcut Piecrust made from melted butter, flour, sugar, and salt which is pressed into the pie pan rather than rolled out. I'm sold if it comes out as great as it sounds.

For delicious homemade recipes that are fuss-free, this would be a great book to give during the holidays.

Book Information:

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Disclosure: This eGalley was provided by the publisher and any opinions are my own.

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