Cookbook Review: Joy the Baker: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes

Author: Joy Wilson
Publisher: Hyperion
Paperback – 208 pages

This book is fantastic, it’s filled with wonderful recipes, it’s fun to read and very easy to follow, displays gorgeous full page pictures and contains great baking tips and ideas. I like that her recipes are simple and not based on hard-to-find ingredients. In fact, most of the ingredients Joy uses are already in my pantry.

I love her first chapter which contains helpful tips, like how to make your own vanilla extract, how to soften butter in a hurry, in-a-pinch buttermilk, and more wonderful tricks.

Recipes I’m looking forward to trying are: Extra Crumb Coffee Cake, Cheddar, Chive and Jalapeño biscuits, Avocado Fries, Buttermilk Skillet Cake with Pecan Praline Topping, and S’mores brownies. They all sound so absolutely delicious and I’ll be inspired to bake and cook from this book for months to come.

In the end, this is a cookbook that is perfect for beginners and experienced bakers alike. Joy the Baker’s cookbook is sure to be a favorite in your kitchen.

I want to thank Heather, Joy and Hyperion for allowing me be a part of this fantastic event.

Here are some of Joy’s delicious recipes that I made in just the past few weeks:

Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Zucchini and Potato Pancakes

Mini Chamomile Cakes with Honey Frosting

Lavender Lemon Bars

The Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate

Coffee Bacon

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sauce

Texas Sheet Cake

*This post is part of the Joy the Baker Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off sponsored by Hyperion and hosted at girlichef.

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  1. says

    Mmmm…that Texas Sheet Cake looks awesome! As does everything else. Wonderful review Erica…I’m so happy that you enjoy this book. Thank you so much for being a part of this Joy the Baker Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off! :)

  2. says

    Wow, you made a lot of recipes! The coffee bacon and the peanut butter ice cream sauce are calling my name. I have to make both of those recipes. So glad to be cooking and baking along with you on this one. Great review!5

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